Military Lawyer UCMJ Law Court Martial Uniform Code Virginia Maryland


The backbone of the military legal system is the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), which applies to all branches. Most of the issues covered in this document include the bringing of cases to military courts, the different types of court martial, treatment and apprehension of prisoners, and the trial process.

Military Trial Lawyer
Military Trial Lawyer

In addition, rules govern military jurisdiction, legal investigations, discharges, the release and revision of military records, post-trial review procedures, and appeals.

The UCMJ applies to all active-duty, reserves, and Guard service personnel, along with retired military veterans. Violation of any of the articles of the UCMJ can bring punishments ranging from lossed privileges to confinement and discharge.

If you need skilled representation, then call or email one of our military lawyers in Virginia or Maryland

Military Lawyers in Virginia & Maryland

The firm aggressively defends clients worldwide facing misdemeanor, felony, and other military offenses. With extensive military and criminal law experience, the Virginia & Maryland lawyers of SRIS Law Group, P.C. are able to effectively advocate for our military law clients in cases involving the following:

  • Administrative Separation Boards
  • Boards of Inquiry
  • Court Martial Fraud & Larceny
  • Court Martial Military Offenses
  • Court Martial Other Offenses
  • Court Martial Sex Offense
  • Delay & Exemption Cases
  • Physical Evaluation Boards

When your rights, well-being, and military career are at stake, you need a seasoned military lawyer to give you the best expert advice possible along with legal representation with complete confidence and skill—in both the military and federal courts.

When a military examination or military court begins, no one in the government thinker person is clean. Imagine what you did and then if not accused, you need to gather evidence. The soldiers have unlimited resources, but military trial lawyers have no priority in the time of investment. Public prosecutors have full staffs and military policemen, but no defense. The Office has many lawyers to cover many military trial cases, but the Office of the Prosecution are usually only one or two, and then, like any other officer, a military lawyer, for military and illegal acts.

It seems reasonable to think which military court represented you.


It is important to remember that military lawyer or judges are military personnel – so you can look at civilian lawyers from their own stand.

Transparency / Good Relationship:

Does the military attorney have a clear, engaging and friendly manner? Many, most notably, civil lawyers who specialize in military law say they are powerful. If a military lawyer is too powerful, especially if he is sexually abused, the military attorney can lose the audience.


When you talk to a lawyer for a military trial, do you seem confident? Do they speak clearly and frankly? Are you able to follow everything they say? (If you cannot follow it, you can make sure that the panel will not).

 Is the lawyer helpful? (But not too much):

Having an effective advocate involves some passion. A military trial lawyer will tell the judge or the commission a story about what happened and why it should be believed. The military lawyer needs to believe in the story they say and convey it with conviction and passion. However, much of the strength or passion will come across false and integrity.

Is character of Lawyer good?

Is this lawyer who seems to have informal behavior?  If the lawyer is informal and his behavior is suspicious, it’s better to keep away. These types of lawyers are shameless and often post silly videos shamelessly promoting themselves. It is fair to say that this type of lawyer does not play well with a military trial.

Do you want to have a drink or lunch with it?

This is the ultimate test for trust. If you do not want to have a beer with this military lawyer, do not hire them – despite all their experience and credentials.

Often, a staff member who makes a decision on the use of a lawyer in the military courts is having considerable pressure. Web pages b may be affected by luxury, impressive proportions, and what seem to be purely positive results. So they may ignore the sound in their heads that says “I do not know if you really like this guy/gal” and go ahead and keep someone not quite comfortable with. Instead of doing this, we would strongly advise the soldier to listen to the gut feeling. You know if you love someone and if you do not. If you do not like them, do not hire them.


  • 18 USCS § 1385  Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus

Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

  • 18 USCS § 1384 – Prostitution near military and naval establishments

Within such reasonable distance of any military or naval camp, station, fort, post, yard, base, cantonment, training or mobilization place as the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of the Air Force, or any two or all of them shall determine to be needful to the efficiency, health, and welfare of the Army, the Navy, or the Air Force, and shall designate and publish in general orders or bulletins, whoever engages in prostitution or aids or abets prostitution or procures or solicits for purposes of prostitution, or keeps or sets up a house of ill fame, brothel, or bawdy house, or receives any person for purposes of lewdness, assignation, or prostitution in any vehicle, conveyance, place, structure, or building, or permits any person to remain for the purpose of lewdness, assignation, or prostitution in any vehicle, conveyance, place, structure, or building or leases or rents or contracts to lease or rent any vehicle, conveyance, place, structure or building, or part thereof, knowing or with good reason to know that it is intended to be used for any of the purposes herein prohibited shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
The Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force and the Federal Security Administrator [Secretary of Health and Human Services] shall take such steps as they deem necessary to suppress and prevent such violations thereof, and shall accept the cooperation of the authorities of States and their counties, districts, and other political subdivisions in carrying out the purpose of this section.
This section shall not be construed as conferring on the personnel of the Departments of the Army, Navy, or Air Force or the Federal Security Agency [Department of Health and Human Services] any authority to make criminal investigations, searches, seizures, or arrests of civilians charged with violations of this section.