As a successful Nevada Military lawyer, attorney Craig W. Drummond has been recognized as a military law expert for different organizations and media outlets. One of the few questions he’s often asked is to define military law and explain what it covers. For the benefit of the readers, our Nevada Military defense attorneys will be covering the basics of military law and what it entails.
Military law is defined as the legal structures that govern military personnel. These structures entail service member’s conduct during training or active duty. Military law can be divided into three major factors: criminal justice, protection of service members and their families, and lastly, reemployment after military service. Military law covers a number of related practice areas such as International law, criminal law, and even employment law. These areas tend to cross paths with military law due to the actions of service members. For example, military criminal law would cover service members committing war crimes, while military employment law would cover service members transitioning back into working civilians after their service term is over.
Service members are governed by the Uniform Code of Military Justice during their training or active duty. The code provides a detailed list of what service members are allowed to do within the military and violation of the code typically results in a court martial, which is a proceeding dictated by military law. Punishment for the code violation depends on the severity of the service members actions. Depending on the severity of the violation, service members may be given a dishonorable discharge which is the most severe punishment within the military. During a court martial or a dishonorable discharge, most service members will be granted representation from a JAG corps attorney. While service members have the option of hiring a civilian attorney, it would be best to hire a JAG corps certified attorney due to their familiarity with military law. Members of the JAG corps represent service members before court-martials, dishonorable discharges, and other instances.
Nevada Military Lawyer Craig W. Drummond practices military law based on the Uniform Code of Military Justice and is part of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. If you are facing trial by court martial, it’s in your best interest to get represented by a military lawyer with a proven record. You need an attorney who will fight aggressively on your behalf. You need a lawyer who has experience in military law. You need Nevada Military Lawyer Craig W. Drummond. Contact us today to discuss your case.