You Need An Experienced Defense Lawyer When Facing A Court-Martial In Tennessee
If you are facing UCMJ charges while stationed in the state of Tennessee, 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 Tennessee
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 Tennessee.
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 Tennessee?
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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee Military Defense Lawyer
Service members stationed in Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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.
Military Courtrooms in Tennessee
Not only are multiple military bases located in Tennessee but many residents of Tennessee have entered the U.S. military and are subject to the UCMJ wherever they are located. Freeburg Litigation both defends military cases in Tennessee and also defends Tennessee 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 the Holston Army Plant
The Holston Army Plant has been in operation since 1942 in Kingston, Tennessee. The plant is a chemical processing plant that provides ingredients for all types of military explosives. The Holston Army Ammunition Plant was once known as the Holston Ordnance Works and was constructed to make explosives for the Second World War.
Throughout World War II, the plant manufactured Composition B, which was an explosive mixture of TNT and RDX. After the war, the plant was placed on standby status and produced only fertilizer. However, it was reactivated in 1949 through the Holston Defense Corporation, which was the new subsidiary division of Eastman Kodak.
Through the Korean War, Holston Army Plant continued to manufacture Composition B and for the Vietnam War.
Although most Houston Army Plant personnel are civilians today, the small contingent of uniformed American military visitors are still at risk of court-martial by the mere fact of being on active duty. In addition, service members and retirees who were stationed at Holston in the past are still at risk of being court-martialed for alleged crimes during their time there. (For example, service members are currently being court-martialed for alleged crimes in the 1980’s at bases that no longer exist.)
The Holston Army Plant Courtroom
Today, a Soldier charged under the UCMJ at Holston would likely be tried by court martial at another Army post.
How Military Trials Under the UCMJ Began at the Milan Army Ammunition Plant
The Milan Army Ammunition Plant is located just west of Milan, Tennessee and 26.5 miles north of Jackson. The facility spans 22,357 acres and is bordered to the east and west by Spring Creek Road and State Highway 465 respectively. Constructed in 1942 for World War II, the Milan Army Ammunition Plant comprised of two separate facilities, the Milan Ordinance Depot and the Wolf Creek Ordinance Plant.
The Milan Army Ammunition Plant is one of the largest facilities of its kind, and as result, it is responsible for manufacturing and storing much of the ammunition used by US forces for training and combat.
Although most Milan Army Plant personnel are civilians today, the small contingent of uniformed American military visitors are still at risk of court-martial by the mere fact of being on active duty. In addition, service members and retirees who were stationed at Milan in the past are still at risk of being court-martialed for alleged crimes during their time there. (For example, service members are currently being court-martialed for alleged crimes in the 1980’s at bases that no longer exist.)
The Milan Army Plant Courtroom
Today, a Soldier charged under the UCMJ at Milan would likely be tried by court martial at another Army post.
How Military Trials Under the UCMJ Began at the Naval Support Activity Mid-South
Naval Support Activity Mid-South is located in Millington.
The base was initially built to train pilots for World War I. It opened its gates in the autumn of 1917 and was known as Park Field. World War II caused its reopening as a naval aviation training site. Today, NSA Mid-South is a logistical center with both active duty Sailors and mobilized reservists subject to the UCMJ.
The Naval Support Activity Mid-South Courtroom
A court martial involving Naval Support Activity Mid-South would likely not take place at the base but rather at another post from the service of the accused service member.