A Military Defense Lawyer for the Fort Irwin Courtroom

Soldiers are tried by court-martial under the UCMJ at Fort Irwin.  Fort Irwin and the National Training Center are located in the Mojave desert about forty miles from Barstow, California. One of the most interesting parts of Fort Irwin are the twelve villages with thousands of buildings for Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) training. Although there are only about 4,000 total Soldiers and other service members who are permanent party at Fort Irwin, sexual assault allegations are common from junior Soldiers as a way of getting out of Fort Irwin due to its remote location and lack of entertainment. There is a courtroom at Fort Irwin and if you are accused of a crime, you will be tried by court-martial at Fort Irwin. (Soldiers from the Presidio of Monterey are also tried by court-martial at Fort Irwin.)

In 1940 the Mojave Anti-Aircraft Gunnery Range was created and eventually became Camp Irwin. During World War II, Camp Irwin was a training area and was also used to hold prisoners of war. The War Department closed the camp in 1944 and it remained closed until 1951.

It was renamed Fort Irwin in 1961, in memory of Major General George Irwin, who had been the commander of the 57th Field Artillery Brigade during World War I. When Camp Irwin reopened in 1951, it was as the Armored Combat Training Area. Fort Irwin was a training center for combat units during the Korean War; regimental tank companies of the 43d Infantry Division from Camp Pickett, Virginia were the first to train there. In 1971, Fort Irwin was again deactivated as an active military site and was eventually given to the State of California to train National Guard and Reserve Component soldiers. The California Army National Guard assumed control of Fort Irwin in 1972, operating it as a reserve training center. In 1980 Fort Irwin became the active duty Army’s National Training Center (NTC). Each month the NTC runs 4000-5000 soldiers from other installations through various training missions in an area as large as the state of Rhode Island.

At the Fort Irwin courtroom, the deck is stacked against the accused Soldier. If you are tried at Fort Irwin your lawyers and paralegals will be outnumbered 6 to 1 and the commanding general who sends the case against you to trial will personally pick the members of the jury. As if this isn’t enough, they won’t even have to reach an unanimous verdict to convict you (unlike civilian court). The prosecutors will have all the money for experts and investigators they want but your defense lawyer will have to give your case strategy in order to ask the prosecution to fund your own defense experts (and they can and usually do deny your experts anyway). The prosecutors will work hand in glove with CID to convict you, and CID will refuse to look at any evidence that may show your innocence. Sometimes the prosecutors will add on minor charges like being late to work (called a “Failure to Report” or FTR) just so the Army can say you were convicted, even if you are somehow acquitted on the serious accusations. The prosecutors at Fort Irwin are personally trained by the more than ten expert civilian and military prosecutors at the Army’s Trial Counsel Assistance Program. Not only do these experts hold multiple training courses for Army prosecutors, but they often travel to Fort Irwin to assist with the prosecution against you, sometimes even taking the lead. Considering all of this, you will not receive a fair trial at Fort Irwin. Your best chance is a very aggressive, experienced military defense lawyer who cares not about his or her career, but only about winning your case.

You Need The Best Court Martial Defense Lawyer When Facing A Court Martial At Fort Irwin

If you are facing UCMJ charges while stationed at Fort Irwin, you need the guidance of an experienced aggressive military defense lawyer.

Criminal convictions during your military service can ruin all the awards you have received in your military record so far and end your military career with a punitive or negative discharge. Such a discharge can make it impossible to find employment that is in line with your qualifications even after your military career is over. Even worse, a court-martial conviction without the best possible military defense usually results in significant prison time for you and the loss of financial support for any family you may have. Not only do you lose your freedom but they lose your pay, your BAH and TriCare. To ensure that you mount the best defense when facing a military investigation and court-martial, you need an aggressive, experienced court martial lawyer.

Unlike many other military defense lawyers, pleading guilty is an option of last resort with Freeburg Litigation. When we take a case, we force the military prosecutors to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. We take nearly every case to trial and fight the allegations in front of a military panel or judge (depending on which is the best tactic for your individual case). Our court martial outcomes speak for themselves. You and your future is our main concern. Our court martial lawyers will work on your case from day one, always fighting aggressively in court martial and administrative separation cases in the U.S. and worldwide. Call today to consult with an experienced military defense lawyer.

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Why Call Nathan Freeburg, An Aggressive UCMJ Lawyer at Fort Irwin?

This experienced military defense lawyer at Freeburg Litigation has earned a reputation for defending service members at military installations worldwide. If you are suspected of a military crime, then having the most hard-hitting criminal defense lawyer can be the difference between getting convicted or winning your case. This military criminal defense lawyer represents Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen in both UCMJ and administrative matters to include defending service members accused of sexual assault, murder, rape, child rape, fraud, theft and other offenses under the UCMJ, often receiving full acquittals or an acquittal on all of the serious charges with a very light sentence on the remaining charges.

After trying complex commercial cases in federal court in New York City, Nathan Freeburg entered active duty with the U.S. Army where he deployed to Iraq and practiced as a prosecutor, as a Division Chief of Military Justice, as a military defense attorney and then was handpicked to train and advise Army defense lawyers worldwide for the U.S. Army Defense Counsel Assistance Program. During his time on active duty, Nathan tried or consulted on the most well-known cases in military, some with worldwide recognition and developed an expertise in cross-examining alleged sexual assault victims, law enforcement agents and senior military commanders. Having defended service members for allegations in and out of the U.S., this aggressive Fort Irwin military defense lawyer has extensive experience handling different kinds of charges including sexual assault, murder, theft, rape, child pornography, Article 31, NJP, separation and discharge proceedings. If you are facing any kind of military legal problem, talk to Nathan Freeburg for experienced advice and the best aggressive military defense.

Contacting the Best Fort Irwin Court Martial Lawyer

Service members deserve the best military lawyers to represent them at their court martial or administrative separation proceeding. If you or a family member are stationed at Fort Irwin and are suspected of a military offense such as sex assault or if you are facing an administrative separation, Article 15, show cause board, letter of reprimand or GOMOR, then call Nathan Freeburg immediately toll-free at 1-833-BEST-JAG.