Officers in the military have great responsibilities are and held to high standards. This can often place them in conflict with others in their ranks, causing accusations to arise. These accusations can fall under officer misconduct and have serious effects on the defendant's career. It is not uncommon for these cases to result in an "Other Than Honorable" discharge.
When facing these charges, it is important for an accused officer to understand that they can obtain civilian representation for their trial. However, not every criminal defense lawyer has the skill and knowledge to handle military matters. At the Law Office of Victor Bakke, ALC, our attorney has more than two decades of criminal defense experience and has successfully navigated numerous UCMJ cases during his career.
If you are facing officer misconduct charges, then be proactive about your defense. Contact us and speak to an insightful Honolulu military defense lawyer today.
Officer misconduct is a general term that defines many different types of behavior. This can include possible criminal infractions, but also addresses actions that are unbecoming of rank or impose on proper military conduct or procedure.
Common types of officer misconduct include:
Depending on the nature and seriousness of the behavior in question, officer misconduct can be addressed in either a discharge hearing or a court martial. Either way, proper and incisive legal counsel is called for to protect your rights. If you are an officer whose career and reputation are on the line, then the time to act is now. Call the Law Office of Victor Bakke, ALC to put your officer misconduct case in best possible hands.
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