Naval Base San Diego Civilian Military Criminal Defense Attorney

Protecting the legal rights of military members who have been accused of crimes in San Diego, California

The largest naval base on the West Coast of the United States, Naval Base San Diego serves as the workplace for nearly 50,000 military and civilian personnel. It serves as home base for 50 distinct commands and is often referred to as the “32nd Street Naval Station” by the San Diego community and military members and veterans. When military members who are stationed at Naval Base San Diego are accused of crimes, the potential consequences they face can be extremely serious. As a result, it is critical that anyone facing a military criminal case retain legal counsel as soon as they can.

Representing individuals accused of both minor and serious offenses

People who are in the United States Military are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, commonly referred to as the “UCMJ.” This body of law applies specifically to military members and is significantly different from civilian law in many important ways. In addition, there the procedural rules in military courts are substantially different from those in civilian courts, and many lawyers are unfamiliar with the way that military courts operate. As a result, it is important for anyone in the military who is facing a criminal case to retain an attorney who has experience practicing law in military courts. Our law firm handles a wide variety of cases.

Contact a Naval Base San Diego civilian military criminal defense lawyer today to schedule a free consultation

Military members who are convicted of crimes can be subject to extremely serious consequences, including fines, hard labor without confinement, loss of military benefits, or incarceration. In many cases, a conviction will effectively end a service member’s military career and make the transition to civilian life extremely difficult. As a result, anyone in the military facing criminal prosecution should retain qualified legal counsel as soon as possible. The attorneys of Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC are former members of the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps who have chosen to devote their civilian careers representing the legal rights of military members who have been accused of crimes. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at 1-773-774-6741 or send us an email through our online contact form available here.