Court-Martial Appeals – Drugs, Assault, Sex Crimes, and Other Matters
My career includes serving as a military court-martial defense and appellate defense lawyer with the United States Air Force, and as the senior legal advisor to the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. For more information regarding court-martial appeals, you can visit my website devoted to just that area of defense.
During my career, I have represented more than 1,500 military personnel, at both trial and on appeal, charged with nearly every type of criminal offenses, including:
- Illegal possession and/or distribution of drugs and narcotics
- Domestic violence
- Rape and sexual assault crimes
- Possession of child pornography
- Child abuse
- Theft and robbery
I understand what is at stake.
If you’ve been convicted of a crime, you know your future will depend upon whether your conviction can be successfully appealed or your sentence reduced.
Having represented military personnel in more than 150 appeals and advised appellate attorneys and a federal chief judge on 1000+ more, I know what it takes to successfully argue an appeal.
The Basis for Appeals Rests on Identifying and Successfully Arguing Errors Made at Trial
Appeals are not a second chance to re-litigate an unsuccessful outcome at lower court. This is the mistake commonly made by inexperienced appellate lawyers. Instead, your appeal must be based on identifying significant errors that occurred at trial, and convincing the appellate court that justice demands corrective action, including overturning a ruling or conviction, ordering a new trial, or reducing your sentence.
I Serve Military Clients Worldwide, Call Me for a Free Consultation
Because the military operates worldwide, so do courts-martial. As such, I handle appeals for convictions occurring in any country – from the United States, to Japan, to Afghanistan. If you have been convicted in the military, it is always best to seek out an experienced and qualified military appeals counsel. As the senior legal advisor to the former chief judge of the military’s highest court, I have the experience necessary to assist you improving your chances on appeal. If you’d like to discuss your case, please give me a call or fill out the information box below. All initial consultations are free of charge.