Officer Misconduct Military Lawyer – Dallas TX & San Diego CA Offices – World Wide Representation
Conduct Unbecoming an Officer Defense Attorneys
Experienced Military Law Attorney Handling Officer Misconduct Hearings
Civilian military defense lawyer Patrick J. McLain has more than 20 years of experience defending clients against officer misconduct charges. He is readily able to represent officers before any military court or review board across the country and around the world. If you have been charged with conduct unbecoming an officer, McLain can help you fight those allegations.
Military officers are hard charges who understand the short- and long-term impact of military punishments/sanctions, criminal charges and separation from the service. They are willing to fight for their military careers.
We are committed to honoring this fighting spirit. Rest assured, we will do all we can to protect your career, your reputation and your future. Let our attorneys defend you against the conduct unbecoming an officer charges you are facing.
If you are facing courts martial, show cause hearings, nonjudicial punishment (NJP) or adverse reports, contact the Dallas law office of attorney Patrick J. McLain today at (214) 416-9100.
Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman
According to UCMJ Code § 933 Article 133 – “Any commissioned officer, cadet, or midshipman who is convicted of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”
Criminal Misconduct Charges
Officers facing charges for alleged criminal misconduct must go before a general court martial judge. We represent officers in both Article 32 hearings (preliminary probable cause hearings) and general courts martial. Our representation spans the following:
- Fraud and larceny
- Conduct unbecoming an officer
- Sex offenses
- Drug crimes
- Military offenses
- War crimes
Attorney Patrick J. McLain is a retired court martial trial judge and former USMC defense attorney. He has a comprehensive understanding of the court martial system and knows how to present a strong and compelling defense if you are charged with conduct unbecoming an officer.
Show Cause Hearings / Boards of Inquiry
When a member of the military is facing separation from the military because of officer misconduct charges or for failure to meet military standards, he or she is entitled to a hearing before an Administrative Separation Board or Board of Inquiry. Here, a panel of officers will examine your potential discharge for reasons such as drug possession, homosexuality, conduct unbecoming an officer, substandard performance of duty and any other violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
Over the years, Patrick J. McLain has handled hundreds of show cause hearings for servicemen and women in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
Officer Detachment for Cause- DFC
Sometimes an officer can be removed from their current duties before their planned departure date or the end of their tour. Officer Detachment for Cause is a serious measure used not as punishment, but in conjunction with punishment following a conviction. The most common reasons for a DFC include: substandard performance of duties, officer misconduct, negligence or disregard of duty, and loss of confidence in an officer in command.
If you are facing officer misconduct charges, you could be removed from your current duties and either stripped of your rank or removed from the military altogether along with any other punishment and fines imposed. Seek the help of an experienced officer misconduct attorney.
A nonjudicial punishment (NJP) proceeding is an administrative hearing run by a commanding officer to punish a Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Marine for minor misconduct. Nonjudicial punishment proceedings are known by different names in the various service branches: Article 15 (Army and Air Force), Captain’s Mast (Navy) and Office Hours (Marines).
We have represented hundreds of officers in nonjudicial punishment proceedings, and are prepared to fight for you wherever you are stationed — in the United States, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, or elsewhere.
Much like any other occupation, officers in each branch of the military receive periodic performance evaluations: Officer Evaluation Reports (Army), Officer Performance Reports (Air Force), Fitness Reports (Navy and Marine Corps).
A General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR) or adverse report from a reviewing officer can prove extremely detrimental to your military career. A prompt and immediate response is required. We help officers document the events surrounding an adverse report and draft the appropriate rebuttal.
If you are serious about your career and are willing to fight hard to win your case, we will be there by your side. Call our Dallas office at (214) 416-9100 to schedule an initial consultation. You may also send us an e-mail. We represent soldiers facing officer misconduct and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman across the United States and the globe.
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