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At the Law Office of Pardue & Coskrey in Augusta, Georgia, many of our clients are members of the military, and we have extensive experience in military law. We often represent service members at Fort Gordon, Fort Stewart Military Reservation and Hunter Army Airfield. For a free phone consultation with an experienced attorney, contact us today.
Attorneys for Accused Service Members
If you are a member of the military who is suspected of any type of offense, you have rights under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Consulting an experienced military law attorney can put you in a better position to enforce and protect those rights.
At the Law Office of Pardue & Coskrey in Augusta, Georgia, we counsel and represent service members facing military justice proceedings. Attorney Chuck Pardue has a long history of military service with the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free phone consultation.
Offering Advice and Representation About Courts-Martial
Our firm represents accused service members facing courts-martial convened under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. We can offer extensive experience with all three types of courts-martial. A summary court-martial can try an enlisted member for certain offenses, but only with the defendant’s consent. It is generally used for minor infractions.
- A special court-martial can try any service member for the equivalent of a misdemeanor criminal offense, with limits on the punishments that can be imposed.
- A general court-martial can try any service member for the equivalent of a felony criminal offense and can impose the maximum punishments under the uniform code.
- We will advise you about the potential military justice consequences of your charges based on the exact accusations and your pay grade. We will then vigorously pursue an appropriate defense strategy.
Protecting Your Rights During Investigations
If your command questions you about a military justice matter or asks you to see the military police or criminal investigative division, you have specific rights guaranteed to you by Article 31 the uniform code. In fact, these rights historically gave rise to civilian “Miranda” rights.
If you are a member of the military and believe you are under suspicion in an investigation, we will advise you about what you can do to protect your Article 31 suspect rights.
Defending You Against Nonjudicial Punishment
We also represent clients who are facing nonjudicial punishment (NJP), also known as a captain’s mast. The command can use this mechanism to quickly dispose of minor allegations, including administrative consequences of off-base criminal charges.
Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your specific circumstances. We will represent you passionately, giving you the kind of help we would demand for ourselves if we were service members in legal trouble.
A Law Firm That Service Members Can Rely On
Our attorneys are devoted to providing comprehensive legal services to military personnel, veterans and their families. Military law touches upon a wide range of issues for people under its jurisdiction, and it is important to work with a lawyer who is familiar with the applicable law.
Attorney Chuck Pardue has a long history of military service with the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps and extensive experience with military trials. Within each of our practice areas, we are highly attuned to the unique considerations affecting our many military clients. Our services include but are not limited to the following:
Veterans Disability Claims
We help veterans and their families file claims and appeals for VA disability benefits. We represent veterans across the globe.
If you were injured during medical treatment then you may be entitled to substantial compensation.
Car Accidents/ Personal Injury
We are experienced attorneys that will help guide you through the traumatic experience of being injured.
Let us help you navigate the probate process and ensure that your last wishes are honored with a comprehensive will.
Physical Evaluation Board
Appealing an Informal PEB Recommendation could greatly increase you benefits.
If you are going through a divorce, it is important to work with an attorney who is familiar with military retirement and pension benefits.