FORT LEWIS MILITARY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER FOR EFFECTIVE DEFENSE
Fort Lewis gets its name from Meriwether Lewis who was part of the well-known Lewis and Clark expedition. This establishment is not only one of the largest United States military bases, but also one of the most modern ones. Fort Lewis's location offers some critical advantages positioned as it is close to two deep sea ports- Seattle and Tacoma. Its proximity to Sea- Tac airport is also important. This establishment is now part of the Joint Base Lewis- McChord, which is an amalgamation of the Army and Air Force bases here. Joseph Jordan, experienced Fort Lewis Military criminal defense attorney offers free case evaluations, as well as aggressive defense for servicemen and women stationed at Fort Lewis.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF FORT LEWIS
Camp Lewis was established in 1917 on land that was donated to the federal government by the people of Pierce County. They stipulated that the land be used to develop a permanent army post in this location. The first residents moved into Fort Lewis by September that year. This establishment has served as the home base to 14 Army divisions until now. Today, its primary objective is to offer training and support for the U.S. defense forces. Troops that were deployed during the Korean war received their training here.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Fort Lewis played an active part in training troops for the global war on terrorism, Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom were critical ops in which Fort Lewis personnel played key roles. As one of the U.S. Power projection platforms, Fort Lewis is a key installation for the Department of Defense.
FORT LEWIS IN THE NEWS
The Kandahar massacre which took place in 2012 brought Fort Lewis into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales was found guilty of murdering 16 civilians in this incident. Recently, the jury at Joint Base Lewis- McChord sentenced him to life imprisonment without parole.
Untoward incidents like these are uncommon at Fort Lewis. However, with the increased scrutiny on security measures and the heightened attention on sexual harassment prevention, servicemen and women are at greater risk of facing charges of misdemeanor. When charges are being leveled, it is imperative that the servicemen/ woman take the advice of a competent Fort Lewis UCMJ attorney like Joseph Jordan. Mr. Jordan is well experienced in handling Article 120, Article 81 cases, UCMJ violation cases and tribunal hearings and his guidance has helped many defense personnel protect their career from blemish.
LEGAL AID FOR FORT LEWIS SERVICEMEN
When you are facing criminal charges or you have been charged with violation of the UJMC code, you need to mount an effective defense immediately. Facing highly skilled military prosecutors on your own is not just difficult; it may not be in your best interests especially if you are unable to lay out the facts proving your innocence in a convincing manner. To present the facts of your case in the most effective manner, you need the help of an experienced Fort Lewis military criminal defense lawyer like Joseph Jordan.
Mr. Jordan has served as Military prosecutor during his stint in the United States Armed Forces. This experience allows him to evaluate how your case will be handled by the opposition attorney and prepare you beforehand to field his questions without weakening your case.