Parris Island Civilian Military Criminal Defense Attorney

Protecting the legal rights of military members who have been accused of crimes while stationed at Parris Island

Unfortunately, military members around the country are sometimes the subject of criminal court proceedings. Those stationed at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island are no exception. The installation serves as the training site of male enlisted Marines who live on the east side of the Mississippi River and female recruits from any part of the country. According to the Department of Defense (DOD), approximately 19,000 new recruits are trained at Parris Island annually. When these recruits or others stationed at Parris Island get into legal trouble, the consequences can be extremely serious. As a result, it is important for anyone facing a military criminal case to retain experienced legal counsel as soon as possible.

Qualified to represent people facing allegations of a wide variety of criminal offenses

Individuals who are in the military are subject to the jurisdiction of military courts, which are almost completely independent of the civilian judicial system. In addition, they are also subject to a body of law known as the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), which differs in many important respects from the laws that civilians are subject to. Because of its highly specialized nature, many lawyers have had little or no experience with the way military courts function or with the substantive law that governs military members. As a result, it is important for anyone facing a military criminal case to retain an attorney who has experience practicing in military courts. Among the types of cases our attorneys routinely take include the following:

Our lawyers are qualified to handle virtually any criminal case. Do not hesitate to contact our office even if you do not see you offense in the list above.

Contact a Parris Island civilian military criminal defense lawyer today to schedule a free consultation

Anyone who is in the military and facing a criminal investigation or court-martial proceeding should retain qualified legal counsel as soon as possible. The lawyers of Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC are former members of the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps who have represented thousands of servicemen and women accused of crimes ranging from minor offenses to those which could result in extremely serious penalties. To schedule a free consultation with one of our civilian military criminal defense lawyers, please call our office today at 1-773-899-2514 or send us an email throughout online contact form available here.