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Proof lies on him who asserts, not on him who denies. The concept is that one is innocent until proven guilty. Regardless of what the law says about reasonable doubt, there is an unwritten presumption within the ranks of the military that if you are charged with sexual assault, then you are guilty. The stakes are your life! Your military counsel works for the same military that charged you. Consider that as you choose who represents you in your potentially life altering case.

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Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law travels across the globe to assist in military criminal defense matters.

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Defense for Service Members

Military service members who have been arrested for a crime will soon face reprimand hearings known as a court martial. These military criminal court proceedings are convened by commanders and superiors who retain the authority to uphold the Uniformed Code of Military Justice. These trial courts are conducted on a general as-needed basis and the accused individual will be notified of the date of court martial through an official order presented through the chain of command for their particular branch of service. These proceedings require the representation of a trusted lawyer and by retaining the services of Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law, you may be able to achieve a favorable outcome for your case.


Our founding attorney is a former service member himself and has served as an Army JAG officer. Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law is committed to providing military service members with excellent representation for cases and hearings both domestically and overseas. In 2015 alone, Attorney Jordan and his team obtained numerous victories for clients in Court Martial cases, Board of Inquiries, Administrative Separation Board hearings, Article 15 hearings, Investigations, and General Memorandum of Reprimands.

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Attorney Jordan firmly believes that all cases deserve an aggressive attorney who will conduct an independent investigation of the case and challenge evidence brought forth in the proceeding. Each client deserves outstanding representation and to have their story told. If you are being summoned to any of the following courts martial proceedings, immediately contact Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law.

Article 32 Investigation
These hearings are slightly less formal than a general court martial but are still considered to be a form of disciplinary action taken against someone who is a uniformed service member. Article 32 hearings are often led by a commanding branch officer.

Summary Court Martial
This is the lowest level of a court martial that you can receive after a disciplinary incident. This type of court martial is used to make quick resolutions to matters but provides fewer rights to the accused individual than a higher court martial.

Special Court Martial
In a special court martial, accused individuals could potentially be penalized with disciplinary actions such as forfeiture of pay, reduction of pay grade, bad conduct discharges and confinement of up to one year.

General Court Martial
This is the most serious type of court martial that you could receive. In a general court martial, at least five commanding officers will be present to determine the outcome of your offense. You have more rights in a general court martial, but you may be served with higher penalties.

NJP / Article 15
Non-judicial proceedings, also known as a captain's mast, office hours or Article 15, is a form of punishment that is implemented on military members that require disciplinary action but not a court martial proceeding.

Discharge Upgrades
If you are being discharged from the military with anything other than an honorable discharge, you may be able to work with an attorney to help upgrade your discharge. You can work with our firm to apply for a correction of records to ensure that your honor is retained.

Separation Boards
These involuntary separations from your military service can be difficult for individuals who have devoted so much time into their careers. If you are facing a separation board, you need to work with an attorney from Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law.

Trusted Legal Defense for Military Members

At Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law, we are devoted to ensuring that your side of the story is heard. We are not afraid to actively pursue aggressive defense for your case and ensure that you receive a favorable outcome for your court martial proceedings. If you have been arrested and are now facing disciplinary action in the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy or Marine Corp, you need to immediately contact Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law and speak with a trusted court martial attorney. We are committed to providing outstanding representation to those who serve our country.

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