The culture of the military is very different from civilian culture. If you are accused of serious wrongdoing, for example, your commander and the military justice system have a wide variety of options for handling your case. One of those options is the courts-martial.
A court-martial that results in a less than honorable discharge is a red flag that will follow you long after you have left military service, making effective legal representation essential. At Miller & Illikainen in Fayetteville, North Carolina, you can work with military law attorney Gregg Illikainen, a former commissioned Army officer and current Major in the U.S. Army Reserve.
We are committed to providing dedicated, knowledgeable representation to all active duty military personnel -- serving at Fort Bragg or elsewhere -- who are facing summary, special or general courts-martial.
Supporting You During This Difficult Time
Our goal is to create a winning defense strategy against these serious charges because the consequences are serious: confinement, reduction in rank, loss of pay, and loss of future veterans benefits like the GI Bill and disability benefits are all on the line.
We are happy to negotiate with the prosecuting attorney to obtain a plea bargain if that is what is in your best interest. We have also experienced trial lawyers with a track record of success. We have experience with courts-martial dealing with charges like:
- Felonies such as assault and battery, sexual assault or robbery
- Second-offense DWI/DUI
- Conduct unbecoming an officer
- Article 134 or "bringing discredit upon the armed forces"
- AWOL (absent without leave)
We understand that this is a difficult time and that your military career may be at stake. You can count on Mr. Illikainen to keep in close communication with you throughout the process. He will explain what to expect and discuss the next steps to take.
Thanks to his legal and military experience, he knows the procedures and how to gather evidence. He takes the time to connect with the prosecuting officer, makes contacts on the unit and works intelligently to build a powerful defense that does everything possible to minimize their impact on your life.
Contact our law firm for a consultation with a lawyer experienced in military justice and courts-martial.