WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING A COURT MARTIAL ATTORNEY
May 5, 2014
Any service member who has been accused of committing a crime has the right to retain a court martial attorney. Rather than facing your punishment hearing alone, face your reprimand hearing with a trusted attorney by your side. This can make a great deal of difference in your case.
Not all court martial attorneys are equal. Before you make your choice, look for an attorney who possesses the following characteristics.
EXPERIENCE IN THE SERVICE
Often the best court martial attorneys are those who have experience in the service. Attorney Joseph Jordan has been in your shoes. With over 10 years of experience in the U.S. Army and three years of service as an enlisted soldier, Mr. Jordan possesses valuable insight into the daily life of a service member that many attorneys do not.
EXPERIENCE DEFENDING ALL SERVICE MEMBERS
If you are facing court martial, you need an attorney who understands your issues no matter what branch of the armed service you are in. Mr. Jordan has substantial experience defending all service members against UCMJ violation allegations, including soldiers, sailors, members of the Coast Guard, airmen, and marines.
The courts-martial are military courts, so you need an attorney who has trial experience. Military courts are no place for the fainthearted. This is a high-intensity environment that requires an experienced, aggressive trial attorney in order for your story to be heard. When the stakes are high, Mr. Jordan provides the hard-hitting advocacy it takes to secure a positive result.
In many cases, the strongest defense attorneys are those with prosecution experience. They know how the other side thinks, how they strategize, and how they handle court martial cases. Mr. Jordan served as an Army prosecutor at Fort Hood as well as the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea.
RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF A NOT GUILTY VERDICT
If you hope to beat your charges, you need a court martial defense lawyer that is relentless in their pursuit of a not guilty verdict – someone who doesn't take "no" for an answer. Mr. Jordan does this by way of thorough investigation of all the details and thorough cross-examination of all witnesses. No stone will be unturned in your defense if you retain Mr. Jordan.
Learn more about Attorney Jordan and his qualifications, or call the firm at (866) 624-7503 to discuss your defense today.