Elite Representation Before Competency Review Boards

If you are a member of the U.S. military and are accused of misconduct during your service, your commander can demote you using the Competency Review Board. This can result in severe consequences like loss of pay and a bruised reputation among your peers.

Our military lawyers specialize in representing members of the U.S. military and have years of experience dealing with cases before Competency Review Boards. 

Defense for an Unfair Competency Review

Competency Review Boards are difficult for a service member to win because the rules of evidence do not govern them. This can be very stressful and overwhelming and affect the future of your military career. 

Our experienced team of military law attorneys knows the answers to your legal questions and will work tirelessly on your behalf. We regularly work with active duty members, reservists, and retired personnel. Our team is comprised of former judge advocates and service members. We believe every service member has the right to fair representation before the competency review board. 

Military Defense Attorneys You Can Trust

A negative review can permanently tarnish your record and negatively impact your career. If you are a service member facing a hearing before a competency review board, we can help. We have decades of experience receiving positive results for our clients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It is suggested you seek an attorney the moment you are notified of possible disciplinary action. There is a wide range of disciplinary action a service member might face, and the consequences of those actions vary greatly. A military law attorney can discuss the possible consequences, and how best to proceed in your particular case.  

Service members have the right to always remain silent. This right is listed in Article 31(b) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The natural inclination is to explain why you are not guilty of the allegation. However, the military will always try to use the statement against the service member. For this reason, we always advise clients to exercise their right to remain silent under Article 31(b). The military cannot use your right to remain silent against you.  

You always have the right to consult with an attorney. Depending of the type of investigation or disciplinary action, you may also have the right to have an attorney present with you. It is best to discuss your particular situation with a military law attorney to understand if that right applies to you. 

Yes, each one of the branches has a Court of Criminal Appeals. If you receive either a punitive discharge or in excess of 1 year of confinement, you have the right to an automatic appeal. Just like at the Court-Martial, you will have be detailed a military appellate defense counsel.  

Yes, most service members will be entitled to either an administrative separation board (or, if an officer, a Board of Inquiry). Each branch requires the service member to have been in a certain number of years before they can request to appear before a Board. If you are entitled to a Board, you will have the right to appear with a defense counsel, and present a defense before three Board members. 

 It depends on what the legal issue, and how you are able to challenge the legal issue. The military law attorneys at FPG have represented service members at trial that resulted in a not-guilty verdict. These clients were able to continue their military career as though the Court-Martial never happened.

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