A SEASONED LOS ANGELES AFB UCMJ ATTORNEY PROTECTING SERVICE MEMBERS' RIGHTS AGAINST THE TOUGHEST PROSECUTORS
The government has a 90% conviction rate – the 10% of service members who manage to keep their reputation intact and salvage their career rely on the experience of an experienced attorney to fight their case smartly and aggressively. Military crimes occur at all American bases the world over, and California is no exception.
There are an estimated 212,000 service members stationed at various bases in the state, approximately 3,000 personnel serve the Los Angeles Air Force Base (AFB). When embroiled in a court-martial, they often find themselves in a vulnerable position, more so with the increasing pressure on commanders to convict accused personnel to maintain the integrity of the armed forces. Accused individuals engaging the services of experienced UCMJ attorneys have an extremely good chance of winning their case. Seasoned Los Angeles AFB court martial lawyer Joseph. L. Jordan is a former serviceman with a strong track-record of defending airmen successfully.
HISTORY AND OVERVIEW OF LOS ANGELES AFB
The Los Angeles Air Force Base is situated in El Segundo, California, to the south of LAX and to the west of San Diego Freeway. The center is responsible for managing the R&D and acquisition of military space systems. Support functions for the base are provided by the 61st Air Base Wing.
The development of Los Angeles AFB was borne out of the Air Force's plans to consolidate its Space Systems Division and the R&D Center of The Aerospace Corporation. As part of the plan, the Air Force decided to buy pieces of real estate.
One of these was the corner of Aviation and El Segundo Boulevards, which was selected as the site of the Los Angeles Air Force Station in 1964. It is presently the only active duty installation in Los Angeles County.
COURT-MARTIAL PROCEEDINGS AND OTHER CRIMES REPORTED AT LOS ANGELES AFB
In a court-martial proceeding, a captain of the Los Angeles Air Force base was sentenced to three months in a military prison for being absent without leave and lying about it. This 2009 case was reported in the media, as it was one of the rarer court-martial proceedings for a case of its kind. The captain – who was assigned to the Global Positioning Systems Wing – also forfeited his $1,000 per month pay, for three months. The captain pleaded guilty to AWOL, and had to face quite serious consequences, which government prosecutors deemed necessary to deter such behavior in the future.
Any military criminal defense lawyer worth his/her salt will rarely ask clients to plead guilty no matter how many 'deals' the government may be offering in return. It is recommended only in rare cases where it is deemed the best thing to do given the highly difficult situation at hand. The support of an experienced attorney can really help service members tide over their stressful period with hope, grace and confidence.
There aren't any available records of UCMJ crimes at Los Angeles AFB, though it is a well acknowledged fact that shoplifting is rampant at the base. The perpetrators are alleged to be military members and their spouses and dependents, among others. The facility also takes a serious view of DUI, and has issued many warnings that DUI consequences can cost military men their careers.
JOSEPH L. JORDAN IS AN EXPERIENCED LOS ANGELES AFB MILITARY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
An effective defense foundation is critical to telling the clients' side of the story, and that's what Mr. Jordan and his team do with aplomb. His meticulous attention to detail and thorough cross-examination of witnesses has tilted the case in favor of clients and helped ensure a favorable verdict. Mr. Jordan does not care if his clients are guilty, not-guilty or somewhere in between. When the Los Angeles AFB court martial attorney comes on board, he gives clients unparalleled support and motivation.