Manslaughter and Attempted Murder Charges
Violation of Uniform Military Code
Murder and manslaughter are two of the most violent crimes that you could be charged with and individuals facing accusations of either offense need to immediately retain the representation of an aggressive and understand military defense lawyer such as Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law. At our firm, we are immensely dedicated to the wellbeing of our clients and helping protect their rights and freedoms. Our founding attorney is a former service member himself and understands the urgency of retaining representation to protect your career, military ranking and good name. When you work with Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law, you will be working with a former Army JAG officer who has an in-depth understanding of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and he will actively pursue a favorable outcome for your case.
Article 118: Murder
Any person who unlawfully takes the life of another human being in a premeditated act without justification will be charged with murder under Article 118. If you did not actually commit the homicide but were involved in the perpetration through the acts of another crime such as rape, robbery, burglary, aggravated assault or sodomy, you will be charged with murder as well. The investigators of your case will aggressively attempt to ensure that you receive the highest amount of penalties for this accusation and if you are found guilty, you will be immediately dishonorably discharged and could potentially suffer the death penalty or life imprisonment as directed by court martial.
Article 119: Manslaughter
Manslaughter varies from murder, but is still considered a violent crime. What defines manslaughter as a separate crime from murder is the lack of malice aforethought. Most manslaughter cases will arise from the passion of an argument that caused the sudden death of another individual or recklessness - as in a DUI accident. Although there was never an intent to kill, culpable negligence can be proven and you may be found guilty of manslaughter. If you are found guilty of this crime, you will be dishonorably discharged and could serve life imprisonment through a court martial order.
Defense for Your Charges
If you have been arrested, you need to immediately ensure that your rights are protected and your career and livelihood defended. The moment you are arrested or placed under investigation for any of these charges, you need to contact Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law right away. With the representation of our firm, you may be able to receive an acquittal or dismissal of your case. We are not afraid to challenge evidence, conduct independent investigations and use the experience of prior military service and an in-depth understanding of military law to provide you with quality representation. Contact Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law today and speak with a military defense lawyer now!