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Court-Martial or Adverse Action

International Military Court-Martial Attorney

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
  • Fraternization
Contact the Law Office of Philip D. Cave | Experienced Adverse Action Attorney

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 FOULED ANCHOR
Fouled Anchor Coast Guard Academy sexual assault scandal, the UCMJ, and civilian defense counsel
Who decides-client or counsel
Should you testify in your trial? Cave & Freeburg's thoughts.
Motions pretrial Unreasonable Charging Decisions Delay-Continuances Forensic Experts Access to Privileged Psychiatric Information for Defendants in the Armed Forces Pre-Trial Publicity Double Jeopardy Cellphones Victim statements
What should military defense counsel consider and do about victim impact statements?
Waiver of issues at trial Theater, Going to Fines as punishment
When is a fine a lawful punishment at court-martial? Unjust enrichment--yes, but what about other more creative situations.
Drug cases Jurisdiction
Jurisdiction of UCMJ and court-martial. Retirees covered or not?
Alcohol and Sex Evidence-Res Gestae
UCMJ evidence, res gestae for sexual assault defense and admission of client or victim hearsay statements.
Client Reviews
Many years after retiring from the USN, I suddenly found myself in a very unwelcome legal matter with the Navy. It was a total shock and I was very concerned as to the impact this would have on me and my family. Philip was so helpful, truly a calming force, and his legal help was invaluable to me, I am so thankful that I availed myself of his services! Rob
Phil Cave has helped me through NJP and restoration of my security clearance. He even came to visit me in Spain. I never thought I would work again and he certainly through with advise and guidance that we're exactly spot on. He is my hero and thanks to him I gave my life back... Bryan
Mr. Cave saved my military retirement! His promise to me from day one was that he would fight as hard as he could he right the wring that had been done to me. And he did! I am so very thankful and grateful to him. He genuinely cared about me and made my case his priority. He used all his experience and knowledge to put forth a good defense. I am very pleased with him and will recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney. Crystal