REPRESENTING SERVICE MEMBERS IN COURT-MARTIAL APPEALS
Were you convicted of a crime resulting in a dishonorable discharge from the military or confinement for one year or more? The service court of criminal appeals will automatically review your case. The Court of Appeals for Armed Forces (CAAF) may also review your case, depending on the circumstances. In either situation, the bodies are looking to make sure you receive a fair military trial, the outcome accurately reflects the evidence presented, and that the punishment is appropriate for your crime.
You have the right to be represented by a civilian military attorney during the appeals process.
Patrick J. McLain is an experienced court-martial appeal lawyer with an extensive military background. As a former marine, UCMJ judge advocate and federal prosecutor, he has a thorough understanding of the process and what to expect at each stage of the case. He will guide you through each stage, ensuring that your rights and interests are protected.
RULES OF APPEALS
There are several rules of procedure for the handling of court-martial appeals, including when a case is reviewed by the CAAF in addition to the service court of criminal appeals. As a skilled civilian military lawyer, Patrick J. McLain can explain the specifics of your particular case. He knows the rules of procedure and is able to use the laws to your advantage. Attorney McLain will take care of all of your legal needs so you can focus on caring for yourself.
CONTACT A COURT MARTIAL APPEALS LAWYER
If you are willing to fight hard for your case, even appealing a court-martial decision if necessary, call our law office at (214) 416-9100. Schedule a consultation with a military court-martial appeals attorney who you know is on your side.