Proudly Representing Our Service Members In Criminal Cases
As someone who serves our country, you deserve a top-notch legal defense when you face criminal charges off-base. At M. Darin Vance, Attorney at Law, I am proud to represent our men and women in uniform from our nearby bases, such as the 230th Army Liaison, the U.S. Army Reserve or any of our many National Guard posts.
I understand the criminal charges you are facing and how to defend them. I have been practicing law for over 20 years, and I have experience defending service members in Mississippi state court. My approach is hands-on. I will walk you through every step of the process, making sure you understand your options along the way. I care about our service members, and I want to make sure you get the best defense possible.
When Are You Subject To Civilian Court?
You are probably already aware that the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) applies to your actions within the military, especially if it happens on the base. But what happens when you are not on a military installation and are accused of a crime, like assault? You may be subject to regular state and local laws for the area you are in. That means you could face consequences in the state judicial system, though that criminal record could also affect your military career. For example, you could lose your security clearance.
In some instances, you may be subject to penalties both on- and off-base. One common example is being pulled over for a DUI (driving under the influence). You may face state charges, although you may also face consequences in the military court, even if the DUI did not occur on a military installation.
You need an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate these complex issues. I will be there for you throughout the process.