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Experienced Military Criminal Justice Trial Lawyer
Alan Fowler is a former United States Navy Active Duty JAG Officer and current Reserve Duty JAG Officer with extensive experience representing members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard in criminal and administrative proceedings. He has served as the lead military attorney in dozens of courts-martial and administrative separation boards conducted throughout the Northwest, where he was a defense counsel, and in Key West, where he served as the Staff Judge Advocate for Naval Air Station Key West. Alan takes great pride in representing military service members at military courts-martial, other military administrative and legal matters, and civilian criminal matters.
Experience From The Simple To The Complex
Alan has extensive experience defending clients in courts-martial proceedings and other administrative hearings, including administrative separation boards and Family Advocacy Program Case Review Committee proceedings and appeals. He has handled complex matters, such as drug abuse, rape, sexual assault, child pornography, computer crimes, and financial fraud. Further, Alan also obtained extensive experience working as a military lawyer with service members dealing with the emotional and psychological challenges related to being injured or wounded in the line of duty. As the Staff Judge Advocate to Naval Air Station Key West, Alan supervised dozens of criminal and administrative investigations, giving him insight to the mindset of a prosecutor and convening authority, i.e. the commanding officer who brings criminal charges against a servicemember.
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Criminal and Military Justice Defense
Why Hire A Civilian Attorney?
Military Justice Proceedings Call For An Experienced, Dedicated Advocate
Whether you are charged in the military criminal justice system or the state or federal criminal justice system, there are many issues and nuances that uniquely impact service members, their families, and their careers.
Military service members may be charged with crimes at a nonjudicial punishment hearing or at criminal court-martial. There, they face a multitude of consequences, such as loss of pay and rank, loss of retirement benefits, discharge from the service, and confinement in the brig. Likewise, a service member can be charged with a variety of misconduct at administrative boards, even after being found guilty at a nonjudicial punishment proceeding or a summary court-martial. The stakes are high, and, unfortunately, your assigned (free) military defense attorney are under-experienced and over-worked. Because the consequences of court-martial are so severe and the procedure is extremely complex, Alan aggressively advocates on behalf of his clients, systematically reviewing every aspect of the case in order to present the best possible defense and to obtain the best possible outcome. He will leave no stone unturned to protect your rights and future.
Civilian Criminal Charges Bring Serious Military Punishment and Career Concerns.
When a service member is charged with a crime by the civilian authorities in state, such as driving under the influence or domestic violence, or in federal court, generally speaking, the military will not charge you with the same allegations at a criminal court-martial. But, they can, and often will, bring charges against you at a nonjudicial punishment proceeding, which can lead to reduction in rank, loss of pay, restriction to the installation or ship, among other penalties. Likewise, the conduct that underlies the civilian criminal charges and/ or a guilty or no contest plea to those charges, can lead to administrative separation proceedings, which could lead to discharge from the service, loss of certain VA benefits (such as the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill) and loss of retirement benefits.
And, you are not entitled to a Navy criminal defense lawyer for civilian criminal proceedings!
Most Civilian Lawyers Don't Understand How a Civilian Criminal Proceeding Can Impact Your Career - Alan Knows, Because They Frequently Ask Him For Help With These Cases.
If you are a military service member who is charged with a crime at a court-martial or non-judicial punishment, it is important that you have an experienced court-martial defense attorney. Likewise, if you are being charged with in a civilian criminal proceeding, you should have an attorney that understands that what you say, what you do, and how you plead can and will impact your military career and your post-military life.
With so much at stake, you deserve an attorney who understands the military environment, who will devote the necessary time and energy to your case, and who will aggressively protect your rights. Contact Alan Fowler Law PLLC today.
Alan Fowler Law, PLLC is here to serve you, just as you serve us.
No matter what type of charges you're facing, whether if it's a military or civilian forum - Alan will stand with you and fight for your rights.