National Courts-Martial Defense Lawyer

International Court-Martial Attorney | JAG Defense

If you are facing a court-martial, your entire future may be at risk, whether you are innocent or not. As any enlisted person knows, military justice is handled very differently from civilian justice. As a result, it is important that any accused service member retains an experienced and aggressive military defense lawyer to ensure he or she receives the best outcome possible.

At the Law Offices of David P. Sheldon, in Washington, D.C., we understand that your freedom and career may depend on your lawyer's abilities and understanding of military law and legal procedures. We also understand that while JAG officers are charged with representing their military clients, many are also young, inexperienced and overworked.

Attorney David P. Sheldon has more than 20 years of experience in representing military defense clients ranging from generals and admirals to lower-ranking officers and enlisted men and women. He has sought and secured favorable results for hundreds of clients, even those facing serious charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

If you are deployed in a foreign country or are far from your home base, Mr. Sheldon can file your necessary paperwork and represent you in your absence.

For more information or a free consultation with an experienced military defense lawyer, contact us online or by calling 202-552-0018 or 877-314-1665 toll free.

Avoiding Courts-Martial | National Courts-Martial Defense Attorney

When starting a case, our first task is to do everything possible to avoid court-martial proceedings. The military's investigative process can take two years to even bring charges; there usually is no quick resolution. We use this time effectively to develop your case.

Retain Mr. Sheldon, and he can represent you during your Article 32 investigation and in all other preliminary and subsequent proceedings related to general courts-martial, special courts-martial and summary courts-martial.

He will discuss your circumstances and legal options with you. Further, he will keep you apprised of developments in your case and provide you with an aggressive defense, whether you stand accused of these or other crimes:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Rape/sexual assault/indecent assault
  • Possession/distribution of child pornography
  • Assault/aggravated assault/domestic assault
  • Recruit maltreatment
  • Drug possession/dealing/use
  • Federal Mann Act charges (crossing state lines with a minor to have sex)
  • Contraband possession/distribution
  • Adultery
  • Fraternization/unprofessional or inappropriate relationships
  • Basic Allowance for House (BAH) fraud/Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) fraud
  • Travel voucher fraud
  • Theft/larceny
  • Desertion
  • Unauthorized Absence (UA)/Absence Without Leave (AWOL)
  • Aiding the enemy
  • Sodomy

David P. Sheldon | Experienced U.S. Military Defense Lawyer | Worldwide Representation

Sometimes the government's investigation is shoddy — prosecutors may lack important evidence or fail to interview key witnesses. Mr. Sheldon will conduct his own investigation, obtaining every piece of evidence that can expose weaknesses in the government's case and support your defense.

If you are charged, Mr. Sheldon will do everything necessary to protect your rights and obtain the best possible outcome for you.

Our law office represents U.S. military clients across the country and in foreign lands. For more information or a free consultation with an experienced military defense lawyer, contact us online or by calling 202-552-0018 or 877-314-1665 toll free.