You Need An Experienced Defense Lawyer When Facing A Court-Martial In Illinois
If you are facing UCMJ charges while stationed in the state of Illinois, you need the guidance of an experienced aggressive military defense lawyer. Cases here are often additionally unfair because of the scrutiny placed on them by higher command and due to the local media attention. The risk of unlawful command influence (UCI) is even greater when a service member here is suspected of a crime. Commanders have a great deal of media and higher command pressure on them to prosecute in these cases and the rights of the accused service member are often only an afterthought. Only the best aggressive military defense lawyer can even the playing field.
The Risks of a Military Court Martial in Illinois
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 military defense lawyer in Illinois.
Unlike many other 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 Freeburg Litigation, Aggressive UCMJ Lawyers in Illinois?
The experienced military defense lawyers at Freeburg Litigation have earned a reputation for defending service members at military installations worldwide. If you are stationed in Illinois and 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. Our military criminal defense lawyers represent 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 Illinois 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 Illinois Military Defense Lawyer
Service members stationed in Illinois deserve the best military lawyers to represent them at their court martial or administrative separation proceeding.
If you or a family member are stationed in Illinois 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 our military defense lawyers immediately at 1-833-BEST-JAG.
Military Courtrooms in Illinois
The state of Illinois has a military history dating back to well before the Civil War. Many residents of Illinois have entered the U.S. military and are subject to the UCMJ wherever they are located. Freeburg Litigation both defends military cases in Illinois and also defends Illinois residents in the military wherever they are located.
Military Installations Currently Under the UCMJ Where a Military Defense Lawyer Could Be Needed
How Military Trials Under the UCMJ Began at Rock Island Arsenal
The Rock Island Arsenal is located on Arsenal Island, a 946 acre island in the Mississippi River midway between the cities of Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa though it technically falls within the jurisdiction of the State of Illinois. Three bridges enter the Island, two from Illinois and one from Iowa. The military facility of Rock Island Arsenal was established by an Act of Congress in 1862. During the Civil War the Rock Island Arsenal was used as a Union prison camp and the Rock Island Prison Barracks were constructed in December of 1863. From 1880 the Rock Island Arsenal was used for the manufacture of government weapons, supplies and ordinance. In 1919 the base began producing Liberty Mark VIII tanks, the first generation of American tanks, stopping production in 1920. Today, the Rock Island Arsenal is the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing facility in the United States, is home to the Army’s only active foundry and employs approximately 6,000 civilians and 250 military personnel in its current state of operations. The facility produces a range of military products including aircraft weapons sub-systems, weapons simulators, small arms, gun mounts, recoil mechanisms, artillery pieces, fighting vehicles and ordinance.
The Rock Island Arsenal Courtroom
The small contingent of active duty military personnel at Rock Island are still at risk of court-martial by the mere fact of being on active duty. Any court martial would most likely take place at another Army post.