Court-Martial or Adverse Action
If you have been accused of any type of wrongdoing under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), you could be facing a court-martial or some other type of adverse action. A finding of guilt in these proceedings can have serious implications for your future and result in a variety of harsh punishments, including confinement, forfeiture of pay and reduction in rank, among others. Also there may be significant added consequences such as sex offender registration or the loss of the ability to own firearms. It is important that you seek the advice of a dedicated military law lawyer with court-martial defense experience.
At The Law Office of Philip D. Cave, I represent service members across the United States and at international installations around the world. After more than 10 years of service as a Trial Defense Counsel and Chief Trial Defense Counsel at the Naval Legal Service Office (NLSO) in Norfolk, I went into private practice as a civilian military defense lawyer. I have experience defending service members against all types of UCMJ violations. From general courts-martial to nonjudicial punishment and administrative discharges, I will do everything in my power to protect your interests.Presenting a Strong Defense on Your Behalf
My complete knowledge of military court procedure and the requirements for presenting a winning defense allow me to provide much more effective representation to service members. I perform a thorough review of your case and the evidence that will be presented against you. I rely on you to provide a complete and accurate account of your involvement in the case and use that information to build a compelling argument on your behalf. I seize any opportunity to have the charges against you dismissed. If a dismissal is out of reach, I am fully prepared to litigate your case before the members panel.
I have defended service members against a broad range of charges, including the following:
- Sexual assault
- Violent offenses, including assault and murder
- Drug offenses
- AWOL / UA / Deserter violations
- Fraud and theft offenses
- Aiding the enemy
Contact my office for a free initial consultation about defense for your court-martial or other adverse action. You can reach me by phone at 703-298-9562, toll free at 800-401-1583 or via email.
- What to Expect With Your Court-Martial
- Access to Privileged Psychiatric Information for Defendants in the Armed Forces
- Forensic Experts
- Pre-Trial Publicity
- Unreasonable Charging Decisions
- Double Jeopardy
- Victim statements
- Who decides-tension between client and counsel
- Waiver of issues at trial
- Theater, Going to
- Fines as punishment
- Drug cases