As a former military prosecutor while serving in the Marine Corps, Scott gained extensive experience investigating and prosecuting military crimes and other misconduct committed by servicemembers. Now in private practice, Scott defends and advises servicemembers accused of criminal conduct at special and general courts martial or accused of misconduct at administrative proceedings such as Administrative Separation Boards, Boards of Inquiry, and Article 15/Non-judicial punishments. Scott is also authorized to appear in military courts and at military disciplinary hearings to defend servicemembers accused of crimes and misconduct.
Have you been charged with a crime while in the military? Call Law Office of Scott Iseman today at (518) 886-3368 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our military crimes attorney in Saratoga Springs!
Examples of Military Crimes
Military crimes are serious offenses against United States military laws, punishable by court-martial if found guilty. Examples of military crimes include larceny, desertion, trespassing on government property, insubordination, and failure to obey orders. Other offenses like possession or distribution of narcotics, assault, battery, and murder are also considered violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Sentences for military crimes can range from a reprimand to death, depending on the severity of the offense.
What are the Penalties for Military Crimes?
Depending on the severity of the crime, military members may face one or more punishments issued by a court martial. Penalties for military crimes can include fines, loss of rank, dishonorable discharge, and/or jail timeIt is essential to consult with an attorney knowledgeable about military law to ensure that you understand the practical consequences of your offense.
Military members guilty of a criminal offense may also lose certain benefits, such as special pay, housing allowances, and tuition assistance. Convicted service members may also be stripped of the honors or decorations they were previously awarded. Furthermore, those who commit crimes violating the UCMJ Article 86 (Absence without Leave) may face civil penalties in the form of an additional fine or sentence imposed by a civilian court. Additionally, depending on the severity of the crime and criminal history, military courts may impose mental health treatment programs or lifestyle changes such as restrictions on alcohol consumption.
Contact Our Saratoga Springs Military Crimes Attorney Today
Military criminal cases can involve unique legal issues, language and offenses. Scott is intimately familiar with this world and brings his additional trial and defense experience to each client’s representation. If you or someone you care about is accused of a military crime or misconduct, contact Scott at (518) 886-3368 to understand what your rights are and how best to protect them.
Contact the Law Office of Scott Iseman today to schedule a consultation with our military crimes lawyer in Saratoga Springs!