Naval Base Norfolk Criminal Defense Attorney
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Your freedom, rank, career, home, healthcare, and finances are affected if you are convicted of a criminal offense while stationed at Naval Base Norfolk.
Military justice is particularly harsh, and there are 12 categories of individuals who may be subject to a court-martial:
- Military personnel (active, retired, and reserve)
- Members of quasi-military organizations on base
- Military prisoners
- Prisoners of war
- Some civilians
The 3 types of courts-martial include summary, special, or general. Charges filed in military court do not preclude facing further charges in state or federal court.
Schedule a free and confidential consultation with Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. by calling (713) 364-9913.
Your Rights Under the UCMJ
If you have been asked to make a statement or provide information in a criminal investigation while serving at Naval Base Norfolk, you may not be aware that you have rights.
These rights include:
- You cannot be compelled to incriminate yourself or answer any question that you believe may incriminate you.
- You cannot be questioned, interrogated, or asked to make a statement without first being informed of the nature of the accusation.
Why You Need a Military Criminal Attorney
You have the right to counsel, which is provided to you by the military. However, counsel is only provided after you have been charged with an offense. What occurs in the early stages of an investigation can have a significant impact on the rest of your case. You need a skilled military criminal defense lawyer as soon as you discover you are the target of a criminal investigation. At Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C., we have handled thousands of cases. We have a track record of success in military court and have obtained favorable outcomes for past clients, including not guilty verdicts, acquittals, and case dismissals.
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Attorney Guy Womack is a retired lieutenant colonel of the Marine Corps, and former judge advocate. His knowledge and experience in the military justice system give him unique insight into this area of law.