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Court-Martial Lawyer

Worldwide Legal Counsel For Those Who Serve Our Country

Being accused of a crime as a civilian is a stressful and scary predicament, but when you are a military member, the stress and fear are compounded. Your fate is decided by senior officers, which potentially may lead to the end of your military career and potential confinement time. With so much on the line, you must be represented by a seasoned military court-martial attorney.

John Malek Law Group specializes in military cases and has represented hundreds of clients in your position. Our attorney is a prior Active Duty JAG officer and military magistrate with specialized knowledge of military rules and regulations. Attorney John Malek is qualified and experienced to skillfully and aggressively represent you through the complex court-martial process.

By failing to have a qualified legal counsel you risk :

  • A federal conviction
  • A prison sentence
  • A dishonorable discharge
  • A loss of military benefits

Your freedom, reputation, and future will depend on how well you are represented. If you are facing an upcoming court-martial or are under investigation for alleged charges, you need an advocate that is understanding, experienced, and easy to communicate with. Attorney John Malek has the insight and knowledge to provide dependable and results-driven legal counsel. With so much hanging in the balance, you cannot afford to settle for anything less.

Contact John Malek Law Group today at (208) 747-0053 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our court-marital attorney!

What is a Court-Martial?

A court-martial is similar to civilian court proceedings. In both situations, the accused must go before a court to plead their case and await a possible trial. A court-martial serves the same purpose but is designated for military members and has special rules from the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) that must be followed over state and federal rules. A civilian attorney is allowed to represent you at a court-martial. Having an attorney savvy in military intricacies will be a great advantage.

There are three different types of courts-martial:

  • Summary court-martial (SCM): The lowest level and quickest form of court-martial, the SCM is similar to a trial by judge, where an officer acts as each a judge, a prosecutor, and a defense counsel. The accused service member also has fewer rights over higher court-martials due to the limitations of the SCM.
  • Special court-martial (SPCM): The intermediate level of court-martial, the SPCM is similar to a civilian misdemeanor court case. In an SPCM, accused service members are judged by a jury of three officers. The maximum allowable punishment in such courts is a reduction in pay grade, forfeiture of pay, a year of confinement, fines, or a bad conduct discharge.
  • General court-martial (GCM): This is the most serious form of court-martial for felony-level offenses. Up to five officers will determine the outcome of your charges and the penalties may result in confinement up to life, a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of pay and allowances, and other punishments depending on the circumstances.

At John Malek Law Group, we firmly believe that service members must contact a skilled attorney who will independently investigate their case and defend them against the evidence brought forward in a trial. Clients should be aware of their legal rights and options and deserve a competent advocate who will properly present their account of events. At John Malek Law Group, we are committed to protecting your rights and ensuring you receive the best results possible.

Contact Our Court-Martial Attorney Today

You risk your life to protect the citizens of this country against all threats, foreign and domestic. So it’s only fitting that you receive the same effort when protecting your future. Our attorney, John Malek, has two decades of experience serving in the armed forces, giving him the ability to relate to service members and an inside understanding of the military environment.

At John Malek Law Group, we understand the serious implications a negative court-martial outcome can bring, protect your reputation and achieve the best resolution possible and we will do whatever it takes to protect your career and reputation and achieve the best possible resolution for your case; even if it means duking it out in trial. John Malek Law Group has the skill, insight, and determination to protect your freedom and career. You fight for our country; now let us fight for you.

Contact John Malek Law Group today to schedule a FREE consultation with our court-martial lawyer!