Dedicated and Experienced Military Lawyers in Washington, D.C.

The United States military is a large and complex system. Considering that many criminal and administrative cases are different from how they would be handled in a civilian setting, it may be daunting to try and go it alone. Considering that your current career, future stability, and character could be at stake, having an experienced Washington, D.C., military lawyer who is ready and able to fight on your behalf is critical.

Our firm has a deep background in the military, having been founded by a retired military officer and incorporating many of the best practices from the military into our daily routine. Many of our attorneys were service members before becoming military attorneys, and are ready to serve you, leveraging their vast amount of military and legal experience to fight on your behalf. More than just our experience, our ability to win military law cases is what put us on the map and has garnered national recognition. With a slew of high-profile victories, we have assembled a team of military lawyers with a proven history of changing the military law landscape. From courts-martial, discharge upgrades, Board of Correction issues, and much more, we will fight aggressively on your behalf, showing the same fearlessness and determination we displayed as members of the military.

Our military lawyers can assist you with a variety of legal matters. While not an exhaustive list, below are a few of the most common practice areas we tend to assist military personnel with.

Why Should I Hire a Civilian Attorney for a Court-Martial?

A court-martial is a serious affair for every military member. A conviction can result in jail time, fines, and other penalties in addition to ending your military career. Criminal convictions and dishonorable discharges can also negatively affect other aspects of your life, such as your ability to find work or a place to live.

Even if the government provides you with a free JAG attorney, courts-martial are rarely fair fights, and using a free appointed attorney could turn out to be a more costly option in the end. The government goes through tremendous efforts to look into your case, bring charges, and convict you. You could lose all you’ve worked so hard to achieve as a result of this. Your freedom, future, and military career are all at risk. This is in contrast to you only having an appointed attorney with scant courtroom experience.

The military lawyers at Tully Rinckey PLLC are aware of the stakes. Before becoming civilian lawyers, many served in the JAG Corps. They have participated in courts-martial from both the prosecution’s and the defense’s perspectives. They will vigorously defend you using their experience and knowledge of the law and the military.

What Should I do if I am Charged with a Crime in the Military?

While it may be nerve-wracking and scary to be informed that you are being charged with a crime in the military, it is important that you take the proper steps immediately to best protect yourself and bolster your chances of securing a favorable result.

First and foremost, it is important to remain silent. If your command questions you about the charges, you should politely decline and exercise your Article 31b right to ask to speak to a military defense lawyer. Next, it is important that you remain respectful and dutiful when facing charges. While it may be stressful, if you continue to fulfil your military duty and remain dependable, it will reflect positively in the eyes of the court. Lastly, and most importantly, seek advice from an experienced military defense lawyer immediately. It is important that no matter what type of crime you are charged with, you have someone on your side who knows the law and can defend you properly.

Our Washington, D.C., Military Lawyers are Available to Assist You Today

At Tully Rinckey, our military defense attorneys are ready to provide you with aggressive representation and assist you with all other aspects of military law that you might have issues with. Considering your career and benefits are at stake, it’s worth it to fight for your rights and protect your future.

To schedule an initial consultation with a member of our experienced team, contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 8885294543 or You can also book your consultation online via the link below.

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