A Military Defense Lawyer for the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Courtroom
Soldiers and Airmen are tried by court-martial under the UCMJ at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, which is a combination of Langley Air Force Base and the Army post of Fort Eustis. Located near major naval installations, the primary component on this joint base is Air Force. Most of the land that Fort Eustis occupies was known during America’s colonial period as Mulberry Island. This area was shortly established by English colonists after nearby Jamestown was settled in 1607. Since then, the installation that is known as Fort Eustis went through several changes. The post did not receive its name until 1918 when the US Army bought Mulberry Island in preparation for World War I. After relocation of the Mulberry Island residents, the base was officially named Camp Abraham Eustis. This name was given in respect to Brigadier General Abraham Eustis who was a commander of nearby Fort Monroe during the 19th century.
In 1923, the camp was later renamed Fort Eustis and became a permanent installation. It served mostly as a prison for bootleggers during Prohibition and was later closed. It was reopened again in 1940 in response to World War II and became the home of the Transportation School in 1946. This helped the military consolidate training for marine, rail, and amphibious operations. This continued up until 2005 when orders from Congress moved the U.S. Army Transportation School and Center to Fort Lee, Virginia, in 2010. Fort Eustis still remains as home of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) which moved there from Fort Monroe after the 2005 BRAC.
Courts-martial at Langley are often especially unfair because of the proximity to Quantico (location of all of the military investigative services) and Washington, D.C., making an experienced civilian military defense lawyer the best option as no investigators are provided for a military accused at Langley In the Langley-Eustis courtroom, the deck is stacked against the accused Airman or Soldier. If you are tried at Langley-Eustis your lawyers and paralegals will be 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 OSI to convict you, and OSI 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 Air Force or Army can say you were convicted, even if you are somehow acquitted on the serious accusations. The investigators at Langley-Eustis can come from the OSI or CID headquarters and are their best agents. Considering all of this, you will not receive a fair trial at Langley-Eustis. 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 Langley-Eustis
If you are facing UCMJ charges while stationed at Langley-Eustis, 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 Langley-Eustis?
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 Langley-Eustis 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 Langley-Eustis 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 Langley-Eustis 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.