Lawyers Providing Article 15 Hearing Representation

While not as serious as a court martial, an Article 15 proceeding can have serious consequences on your military career if you do not properly resolve it. A punishment can even be included in your service record.

Few attorneys in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and the surrounding region better understand Article 15 hearings and their implications than Gregg Illikainen, our military law attorney here at Miller & Illikainen. A former serviceman with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he understands what is at stake for you and is ready to aggressively defend you and protect your rights if you are accused of violations such as:

  • DUI
  • Dereliction of duty
  • Absent without leave
  • Assault
  • Drug violations

We Can Provide The Representation You Need

Also known as "nonjudicial punishment," Article 15 proceedings allow commanders to impose discipline on soldiers outside of the court for certain violations. Punishments can include reduction in rank, loss of pay, extra duties and restrictions.

When your commander notifies you that he or she intends to impose punishment, you have the right to a hearing, in which you can present evidence and call witnesses. You are also entitled to have a lawyer. An experienced military and civilian criminal defense attorney, you will have an experienced advocate on your side in Gregg Illikainen.

In most circumstances, such as if you are stationed at Fort Bragg, you are entitled to refuse an Article 15 hearing, in which case your commander can recommend a court martial. It is important that you do not make such a drastic decision without first consulting with an attorney like Gregg Illikainen, who understands the intricacies of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the military judicial system.

Our Law Firm Can Protect Your Rights. Call Us Today.

By contacting Miller & Illikainen, you will be working with lawyers who will be dedicated to giving you the best chance to resume your military career in a positive way. Call us today at 910-401-2280 or toll free at 888-580-6091 to learn more.