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What is Military Assault?
Under Article 128 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), assault is a serious offense that may be punishable by court-martial.
Article 128, UCMJ Punishment
Depending upon the circumstances of the offense itself, the targeted victim, whether a weapon was used and the nature of the attack, a service member convicted of assault by court-martial may face a minimum of 3 months of confinement and forfeiture of 2/3 of pay for three months.
Maximum penalties, in extreme cases, may include a dishonorable discharge and confinement for up to 10 years.
Defenses to Military Assault
With over thirty years' experience in criminal law, Attorney Guy L. Womack has the experience and knowledge to appropriately defend service members from assault charges in court-martial proceedings. With his extensive familiarity with the UCMJ, attorney Womack and his staff can assist you in confronting this matter head-on and in avoiding a conviction and serious penalties. Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. represents clients in court-martial proceedings and administrative discharge hearings both nationwide and internationally.
Understanding Military Assault Charges Against You
Assault is defined as the attempt or threat of bodily harm to another person through the use of force or violence. Whether or not this attempt is successful or the threat is carried out, an individual may face assault charges.
Assault with a dangerous weapon or with the intent of causing death or serious bodily harm may constitute a more serious offense of aggravated assault, resulting in enhanced penalties. Committing assault and intentionally inflicting serious bodily harm is another form of aggravated assault.
Facing Charges for Military Assault?
As a service member, you have the right to legal counsel if you are facing assault charges under the UCMJ. By working with a lawyer experienced with court-martial proceedings, you have the opportunity to avoid confinement and other serious penalties.
If you are a member of the military and have been accused of assault, contact a military assault attorney at (713) 364-9913 from Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. today for a free consultation.
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