WORLDWIDE MILITARY DEFENSE LAWYER
Assault and Domestic Violence
It is not uncommon, in this day and age, for service members to find themselves charged with assault, to include assault classified as domestic violence, under Article 128 of the UCMJ.
Such cases can be difficult to fight and such convictions can have long-term, devastating effects. In the case of domestic violence, convictions also implicate federal law known as the Lautenberg Amendment. The Lautenberg Amendment states that those convicted of domestic violence are no longer permitted to own or even possess firearms. Since every member of the military must be able to use a weapon, such a domestic violence conviction can ruin a service member’s career and result in administrative separation from the service.
Because of these negative effects, anyone charged with assault needs an experienced attorney who knows the law and knows how to present the right defense in a courtroom.
Throughout his career, Mr. Vokey has handled countless cases involving assault and domestic violence at courts-martial, administrative separation boards, boards of inquiry, Article 15 nonjudicial punishment, and other forums.