A Military Defense Lawyer for the Fort Meade Courtroom
Soldiers, Airmen and sometimes Sailors and Marines are all tried by court-martial under the UCMJ at Fort Meade in a courtroom that was renovated for the court-martial of PFC Bradley Manning. Although Fort Meade is technically an Army post, there are large contingents of every other service who are there for training or working at the National Security Agency. Fort Meade has the fourth largest workforce of all Army installations within the continental United States. It began operation in 1917 as Camp Annapolis Junction with the purpose of being a training camp. It was renamed Camp George G. Meade in 1919 after construction of permanent buildings. The post’s namesake is Major General George Gordon Meade, the last civil war commander of the Army of the Potomac. Today, Fort Meade has a composition of 10,000 Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard personnel from all services (subject to the UCMJ), 32,000 civilian employees, and 14,000 family members. There are approximately 150,000 retirees living in the surrounding communities and also theoretically subject to the UCMJ.
A court-martial at Fort Meade is often especially unfair because of the media and higher command scrutiny, making an experienced civilian military defense lawyer the best option. At the Fort Meade courtroom, the deck is stacked against the accused Soldier, Airman, Sailor or Marine. If you are tried at Fort Meade, your lawyers and paralegals will be greatly outnumbered 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, OSI or NCIS to convict you, and CID, OSI or NCIS 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, Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps can say you were convicted, even if you are somehow acquitted on the serious accusations. The prosecutors at Fort Meade are personally trained by the more than ten expert civilian and military prosecutors at the Army’s Trial Counsel Assistance Program or at the Navy’s Code 20. Not only do these experts hold multiple training courses for Army and Marine Corps prosecutors, but they are actually based close by at Fort Belvoir or the Navy Yard! Considering all of this, you will not receive a fair trial if you are stationed at Fort Meade. 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 Meade
If you are facing UCMJ charges while stationed at Fort Meade, 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.
Why Call Nathan Freeburg, An Aggressive UCMJ Lawyer at Fort Meade?
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 Meade 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 Meade 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 Meade 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.