While there is some overlap between civilian and military crimes, there are significant differences between the civilian justice system and the military justice system. The Colorado Springs-based military law attorneys at Aviso Law are experts in military law, and we have the experience, skill and client-focused approach needed to ensure the best possible outcome for you.
Based upon the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), the military justice system is complex and it differs from every other type of justice system in the United States. There are three different types of courts-martial where service members in the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines can be charged with military crimes. These are the summarized court-martial, special court-martial and general courts-martial. Different from the civilian system, in the military justice system, commanders, not prosecutors, are the individuals who charge service members with crimes.
Similar to the civilian system, service members who are facing court-martial have the right to hire a military defense lawyer instead of being represented by their appointed military attorney. Civilian military defense lawyers, such as those at Aviso Law, offer service members the opportunity to be represented by skilled, experienced military lawyers as compared to appointed counsel.
The military lawyers at Aviso Law, serving Denver and Colorado Springs, have years of experience representing military members who have been charged with violations of the UCMJ. Having represented service members such as Nidal Hasan, who was charged with the Fort Hood shooting, and Robert Bales (in post-trial matters) who was charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians, the military attorneys at Aviso Law have represented service members in some of the nation’s largest and highest profile courts-martial. Serving both Colorado Springs and Denver, the military attorneys at Aviso Law represent service members at Fort Carson, the United States Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base, Buckley Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base.
For more information on military crimes, see the military law section on our website or visit www.courtmartiallaw.com.
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