Connecticut Military Lawyer

Theft

Although I have already covered larceny and the military on another page, a similar crime that you might be facing is theft. In fact, many people use the terms “theft” and “larceny” interchangeably. While they are similar, there are some distinctions between the two crimes that you should be aware of if you are facing theft charges. Theft encompasses larceny as well as many other crimes, including shoplifting, theft of services, and even embezzlement.

Being accused of any crime can impact certain careers, particularly a career in the military. This is because the military is very strict when it comes to misconduct. The military also has the resources and authority to punish you separately from the court system. Because you face so many additional penalties when you are convicted, you should try to avoid a conviction to the best of your abilities. This is where we come in. We are trained in both criminal defense and military law. We can help you face your civilian charges, build a defense to the accusation, and avoid a conviction. What’s more, as veterans ourselves, we understand your situation and how important remaining in the military is for you. We will fight to make sure that you do not face serious military consequences.

If you are not currently a member of the military, but you would like to apply soon, avoiding conviction of a crime is essential to your career plans, as many branches of the military will not accept someone that has been convicted of a crime. If you are already in the military, we can help you get minimal punishments from your supervising officer by explaining the situation and arguing on your behalf. Having a lawyer protect your rights in this situation is essential to getting past a theft charge.

Assault

Being charged with assault can be a shocking and embarrassing situation. Many times, people who are charged with this crime are not entirely at fault – either they were not the instigator of the incident, or they were acting in self-defense. Unfortunately, many law enforcement agents, prosecutors, and judges do not care about your side of the story and will not give your honest defense the consideration that it deserves. This is why you need a criminal defense lawyer by your side. We can provide the whole story in court and make sure that the judge and prosecution are aware of the full facts of your case. This can protect you from a conviction or ensure that you receive lesser sentences for this crime.

Any criminal conviction can have a major impact on a career in the military. If you are charged with assault, you may face punishments outlined by the Lautenberg Amendment, which can effectively end your career in the military. To avoid a conviction and make sure that you do not face serious penalties outlined by the military, you need to hire a lawyer who is experienced in military and military law. As former Judge Advocates, we can provide that attorney for you. We understand just what you are going through and how frightening it can be to face losing your job, and we will do everything that we can to fight for your rights.

Assault of Protected People

There are several types of people who it is a specific crime to harm, due to their vulnerability. You face a separate crime for assaulting:

  • Developmentally disabled persons.
  • Blind people.
  • The disabled.
  • Those over the age of 60 (the elderly).
  • Women who are pregnant.
  • Assault of protected people can also be committed in the second degree or in the second degree with a firearm.
However, to be convicted of one of these crimes, you must have been aware that you were assaulting someone who was pregnant or disabled.

Assault on a DOC Worker

Another special circumstance for an assault case is if a person assaults an employee of the Department of Corrections (DOC worker). To be charged with this crime, the victim has to indeed be a DOC worker, the person must be performing his or her duties as a DOC employee, and the assault must take place within a Corrections facility.

Drug Defense

Being arrested for drug possession or another drug related crime can have an impact on many different careers. It can be hard to find a job when you have a conviction on your record. One type of career that can be compromised by a drug charge is a career with the military. Whether you want to apply for the military or you are currently in the military, a drug arrest and conviction can impact your job. For this reason, it is important to protect yourself against a drug conviction to the best of your abilities.

If you are currently being charged with a drug crime, you should do everything that you can to have the case dismissed in your favor. This will ultimately have a positive effect on your military career. If you want to apply to the military in the future, your application might be compromised by a criminal conviction. An arrest and conviction can also cause you to be dismissed from the military or face other penalties if you are already in the military at the time of your arrest.

The best way that you can protect yourself from a drug charge and save your career in the military is by avoiding the conviction through the help of a criminal defense lawyer. However, because you are interested in how a drug arrest will impact a military career, you should not hire just any criminal defense lawyer. Ideally, you want to hire a lawyer who has experience with drug crimes and military law. Bansley Anthony has experience in both of these areas and as veterans ourselves, we can help you save your military career if you’re facing a drug charge. You can learn more here, and if you’re interested in discussing your case with a professional, contact us here.