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Insubordination

Military Insubordination Lawyer

Officer Assault Defense Attorney

Civilian military attorney Patrick J. McLain provides aggressive, experienced and dedicated defense to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines worldwide who have been accused of insubordination. He is a former marine and experienced military insubordination attorney who understands the challenges that servicemen and servicewomen face when they have been accused of military offenses such as insubordination.

Insubordination: Legal Definition

Insubordination is a broad military offense. Under Article 91 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), an officer or enlisted personnel can be charged with insubordination if he or she:

  • Assaults, hits, or punches an officer, noncommissioned officer (NCO), or petty officer while they are performing his official duties;
  • Intentionally disobeys a legal order from an officer; or
  • Disrespects an officer verbally or physically while they are performing their official duties

In order to be convicted of insubordination, a defendant must have known that the person he or she struck, assaulted, willfully disobeyed or treated with contempt was a warrant, noncommissioned or petty officer. An experienced insubordination defense lawyer knows that these charges have many defenses.

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WHY CHOOSE THE LAW OFFICE OF PATRICK J. MCLAIN?

  • Former Federal Prosecutor & Military Judge
  • Over 3,500 Cases Successfully Handled
  • Our Firm is Top-Rated & Award-Winning
  • Over Two Decades in the U.S. Marine Corps

Zealous Advocacy From an Experienced Military Defense Lawyer

Patrick J. McLain spent more than 30 years in active service for the Marine Corps. He also has more than 30 years of military law experience. He is a former federal prosecutor, former USMC defense attorney, and retired court-martial trial judge. You can trust him to be a zealous advocate for you.

To discuss your case in a confidential consultation with military law attorney Patrick J. McLain, please call us at (888) 606-3385 or e-mail us at our law office.

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