As a member of the military, you take your duty to your country seriously. You want to ensure no harm comes to the people you have sworn to protect. You are known for your bravery and strength. But you are not immune from facing problems in your own life that may threaten those traits. If you have been accused of a crime or are under a criminal investigation, you undoubtedly feel scared and confused.
When members of the military are accused of crimes, they need military criminal investigation lawyers to assist them with one of the most important fights they will ever face. Most service members have never been subject to a criminal investigation before. They need someone to guide them through the process and help them mount the best possible defense.
The Federal Practice Group has experienced military criminal investigation lawyers available in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and throughout the country. We have assisted many people just like you facing military command, criminal investigations or serious crime cases handled by the United States Army Criminal Investigative Division. When you choose us to handle your case, you can feel confident that you will receive the most knowledgeable and comprehensive representation.
The United States Army Criminal Investigative Division, or CID, is different from a command investigation. CID is a separate division for the investigations of serious crimes such as felony crimes like murder, rape and arson. They specifically follow the Uniform Military Code and have the power to investigate civilians as well. This division works similarly to the Command Investigations because it does not have legal jurisdiction but rather investigative power. The CID will make recommendations on its findings to the appropriate legal authority. While CI handles cases that are not considered “major” the CID can handle very serious criminal offenses.
You should speak with a military criminal defense attorney immediately if you are aware that you are the subject of a CID investigation. Depending on the findings and conclusions of the CID you may find yourself in court or discharged. Contact a military criminal lawyer before that happens, and get the counsel you need.
We offer nationwide services to military members, including those in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Our clients include members of the service who have faced court-martial, been investigated or been discharged. We handle everything from minor infractions and discriminations to serious crimes.
There are many advantages to selecting The Federal Practice Group for your legal case, including:
Whether you seek assistance for yourself, your spouse, or your child in the military, you can feel comfortable discussing the case with our attorneys. We never talk down to you, and we avoid using the sort of jargon many lawyers rely on, which can confuse clients and leave them uncertain where their case stands. We will talk to you in plain language and explore every aspect of your case so that you know what to expect as things progress. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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