WORLDWIDE MILITARY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
Military Law is a unique area of legal practice. It combines criminal law, administrative law, and military customs and culture. If you find yourself in legal trouble in the military, you need an experienced and independent attorney who is willing to fight military commanders, prosecutors, and investigators. You need an attorney who is not subject to the demands, pressures, and orders of the service and commands. You need an aggressive, tenacious lawyer like Colby Vokey.
Servicemembers can find themselves needing legal representation in a variety of military law forums, such as courts-martial, courts-martial appeals, administrative separation boards, boards of inquiry, Article 15 nonjudicial punishments, clemency and parole hearings, discharge review boards, boards of correction of military records, and boards for correction of naval records. Find out more about the types of cases the firm handles:
Sexual Assault and Rape
Sexual assault charges, which include rape and other offenses, can result in confinement, dishonorable discharges, sex offender registration, loss of custody of children, loss of the right to bare arms, and other devastating effects. This is one of the greatest legal threats facing our servicemembers today.
Court-Martial and the UCMJ
A court-martial is a unique military criminal trial, that has been created by the UCMJ or Uniform Code of Military Justice. The court-martial can be a confusing and overwhelming process. Potential punishments are severe. It is essential that you have an experienced and competent trial attorney who knows how to fight for your rights and freedom.
Administrative Separation Boards
Members of the military who are facing involuntary separation from the service have to defend themselves at an administrative discharge board. Administrative separation at such a proceeding can result in a type of discharge with negative life-long consequences.
War Crimes and Crimes in a Combat Zone
It’s no surprise that a great number of warriors, who fight on today’s battlefields, find themselves charged with crimes for aggressive combat operations or for simply making mistakes. You need a lawyer with combat experience and experience with war crimes cases to aggressively defend against these charges.
Assault and Domestic Violence
Article 128 of the UCMJ concerns the crimes of assault and battery. Punishments can be severe, including dishonorable discharges and lengthy confinement. Domestic violence is often charged as an assault crime and carries the same punishments as other assault offenses.
Drug and Alcohol Offenses
Drug and alcohol offenses can destroy your military career. Whether it’s a positive result on an urinalysis or an allegation of illegal alcohol use, you must put up a strong and aggressive defense from the very beginning. You need an attorney with experience in handling such allegations and in dealing with scientific evidence.
Homicide, Murder, and Manslaughter
Few crimes carry more severe repercussions than homicide, murder, and manslaughter. Such charges can arise from car accidents, negligent discharges, combat action, or other serious incidents. Evidence in these cases can appear overwhelming and frightening. Cause of death and criminal intent are key in evaluating these cases. You must have a lawyer with tremendous experience in these types of cases.
Law Firm Specializing in Military Criminal Law
When you are charged with a crime, your life can be turned upside down. Whether you are facing charges by the military, the state or federal court, it feels like the entire government is against you. And in many ways, they are against you. If you are charged with a crime or are being investigated, you do not want to try to defend or protect yourself without an attorney by your side. You want an experienced, competent military criminal defense lawyer. Appointed military defense counsel work hard but are usually burdened by an incredible case load, conflicting responsibilities, and are subject to military orders at all times.
Mr. Vokey has over 28 years experience with the military and military law. A retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, he has handled almost every possible type of military law case from the most minor offenses to murder trials and terrorism cases. Colby Vokey has developed a reputation of a military trial lawyer who is not afraid to take on anyone. He is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College and has been a Staff Instructor there since 2011. If you are facing legal action in the military, Mr. Vokey is your best bet to fight back.