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Defending Against Military Personnel DUI Charges

Posted on Friday, December 5th, 2014 at 4:31 pm    

The potential consequences faced by military personnel who are charged with DUIs can be particularly devastating; aside from penalties that may be handed down in a civilian court, convicted military personnel may altogether lose their military career. However, the military tends to take the back seat to civilian courts in DUI cases, thereby providing you the opportunity to make a concerted defense while you can in the civilian courts. With that in mind, it is critical that you retain an experienced and capable legal representative who will challenge each and every aspect of your case in an effort to reduce or altogether eliminate the charges leveled against you.

Anticipating the Immediate Consequences of a DUI Charge

While it is our experience that the military will typically defer to civilian courts, each branch of the military may impose a number of sanctions against any individual charged with a DUI, including:

  • A letter of reprimand
  • Non-deployment status
  • Enrollment in alcohol or drug treatment or counseling
  • Reduction in rank or pay
  • Inability to reenlist

These charges and resulting sanctions can be terribly frightening for anyone serving in the military; we can help you anticipate exactly what may happen at each and every stage of the legal process.

Consult with a Fort Walton Beach DUI Attorney for Military Personnel

At Flaherty Defense Firm, our Fort Walton Beach DUI attorneys are committed to protecting the futures of military personnel from the devastating consequences that will likely result from a DUI conviction. To discuss the particulars of your arrest with one of our criminal defense attorneys, please call our Fort Walton Beach offices at (850) 243-6097 today.


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