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Chris and his staff went above and beyond my expectations for an personal injury lawyer. You can tell he cares by the amount of attention and detail he provides case by case. If you're in a car accident, don't hesitate to call him! He will make sure you are well taken care of.
Military Defense Attorneys not Provided until after Charges are Preferred Even though the government has a team of people working build a criminal case accused service members in jail. The military has a standing policy that service members who are under investigation are not detailed a military lawyer until after charges have been preferred against them. This puts the service member at a monumental disadvantage when defending their case. If the system was designed to be fair and just, the military would ensure that a service member who is under investigation has a defense attorney who is representing his or her interests, ensuring that all exculpatory evidence was obtained and keeping law enforcement honest. By the time an accused has charges preferred against them, he or she is likely already behind the proverbial eight-ball; a "confession" may have been taken, exculpatory evidence lost, witnesses gone, and the command has become too personally invested in the case to drop it. Denial of Defense Experts: Many serious courts-martial cases involve complex forensic evidence such as DNA, serology, metadata, sexual assault forensic examinations and forensic psychiatry. In these cases, the government has the resources of its law enforcement team, the United States Army Criminal Investigative Lab (USACIL), the Defense Computer Forensics Lab (DCFL), the toxicology labs at Tripler Army Medical Center and Brook Army Medical Center and some of the best medical and mental health providers at Walter Reed and other premier military treatment centers. If the military does not have the expertise needed in house, the government routinely contracts and hires the best experts they can find in the given field. The military defense team, on the other hand, simply does not have access to these resources. Under the UCMJ, if the defense requires government funding for an expert consultant or witness, it must make a detailed request for the specific expert to the Convening Authority. This detailed request will necessarily require the defense to provide its case theory and articulate with specificity to the government why the expert is needed. This process, in and of itself, requires the defense to "show its hand" and gives the prosecution a massive tactical advantage. The government, however, is not required to approve the request and routinely denies the defense requests for expert consultants and witnesses.