You Need An Experienced Defense Lawyer When Facing A Court-Martial In Louisiana
If you are facing UCMJ charges while stationed in the state of Louisiana, 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 Louisiana
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 Louisiana.
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 Louisiana?
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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana Military Defense Lawyer
Service members stationed in Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana
The state of Louisiana has a military history dating back to before the American Revolution. Today, Louisiana hosts several notable bases in the U.S. military from the Army, Air Force and Navy. Not only are multiple military bases located in Louisiana but many residents of Louisiana have entered the U.S. military and are subject to the UCMJ wherever they are located. Freeburg Litigation both defends military cases in Louisiana and also defends Louisiana 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 Camp Beauregard
Camp Beauregard started in World War I as a training and mobilization camp. Located in Pineville, Camp Beauregard now provides training for the Louisiana National Guard but in World War I it was the site of the mobilization of the U.S. Army’s 17th division and of trials by court martial. In 1940 as war preparation began for World War II, Camp Beauregard was returned to the federal government and grew busy once more. After World War II, the camp went back to the state, where it was used as a training area and then deactivated once more. It would remain deactivated until 1973 when it would become the largest military training area in Louisiana as the Vietnam War began.
The Camp Beauregard Courtroom
Today, Camp Beauregard is mostly home to training and facilities for the Louisiana National Guard as well as support services for the Department of Defense. However, when a National Guardsman is mobilized into Title X status, he or she is subject to court martial under the UCMJ. Such a court martial would most likely take place at Fort Polk.
How Military Trials Under the UCMJ Began at Fort Polk
How Military Trials Under the UCMJ Began at Barksdale Air Force Base
Court Martial at Barksdale Air Force Base
How Military Trials Under the UCMJ Began at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans
The Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans (NAS JRB) is located on the Mississippi River and bordered by the residential area of Belle Chasse. Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans is actually a combination of two former Naval Reserve air bases from World War II. Eventually Marine Corps and Air Force Reserve units were moved here as well. The primary mission of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans is the training of Navy and Marine Corps Reserve pilots.
Although most New Orleans personnel are not mobilized, the small contingent of uniformed American active military, as well as any mobilized reservists, 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 in New Orleans 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.)