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Military Criminal Defense

Military Criminal Defense Attorneys in Killeen

The Carlson Law Firm is committed to representing military members facing criminal charges, UCMJ violations, and other administrative penalties. Our military criminal defense attorneys represent clients throughout Texas and from all branches of the armed forces.

Because the military criminal justice system is very different from the civilian criminal court process, it is crucial to work with lawyers who have the knowledge and resources to handle these cases. Our legal team has decades of experience protecting the rights, ranks, and future of military members – and we’re prepared to fight for you.

Because we have such a highly skilled and diverse legal team, we are able to handle the full range of military criminal defense matters, including some of the most common issues:

  • Article 15

    For those who commit punitive offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), Non-judicial punishment under Article 15 can be awarded for relatively small offenses by a commanding officer. This is a mini-trial that is used when the offense is viewed as so minor it does not warrant a complete court-martial. There is a specific procedure that should be taken for a non-judicial punishment.

  • Discharge Upgrades

    A discharge upgrade is for veterans who have received a less than honorable discharge for a criminal conviction, which can be traumatic on their future. Veterans are allowed to upgrade their discharge or have the reason changed. This is a process that our lawyers can help you handle.

  • Court Martials

    At The Carlson Law Firm, we can help you understand what should be expected when you go through a court martial trial. If you are being court-martialed under UCMJ, our lawyers can work with you to help you get the best possible defense.

  • Separation Boards

    You will need aggressive legal assistance if you are facing an involuntary separation from your military service. We can represent your case if your command has sought to involuntarily separate you.