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Frequently Asked Questions About Court Martial Defense

When facing a court martial, you are required to make a lot of important decisions.  One of the most important decisions that you will make in your court martial defense is who will represent you.  To help you with making this decision, we have answered some of your most frequently asked questions on the subject.

Q:  Can something be done, prior to preferral of charges, for my court martial defense?
A:  Yes. You should be working with an attorney to anticipate the likely charges against you and start preparing your defense.  You should immediately start identifying potential witnesses and securing any relevant emails, text messages, or other possible digital evidence.  This will enable you and your defense to preserve evidence that the government may not be interested in searching for, and secure favorable witnesses on your behalf.  In some instances, a thorough pretrial investigation can result in the government dropping its case against you.

Q:  Do I need to hire a civilian attorney?
A:  If you have been charged with a crime, your goal should be to resume your life with the least possible negative impact.  The best way to achieve this goal is to select an experienced attorney to represent you in your court martial defense.  When you walk into a courtroom, you want to feel confident in the attorney standing at your side.  For more information on making a good decision selecting who should represent you, click here.

Q:  How much will it cost to retain you as my attorney for my court martial defense?
A:  The answer really depends on the seriousness of the charges and the complexity of your case.  We will speak with you and review all available documentation before giving you the cost for our legal services.  To help you plan for this stage of your life, we will quote you a flat fee for representation.  A flat fee provides you with the ability to know exactly what your legal representation will cost.

Q:  What makes your firm different?
A:  We only represent Soldiers.  We do not accept cases from other branches of service.  Our focus enables us to specialize in the court martial defense of Army Soldiers.  If your are facing a court martial, don’t trust your future to a generalist.

If you have additional questions about court martial representation, don’t wait.  To get started on your defense, contact David Coombs today by sending us a message on our Contact page.