If you are facing larceny charges or other charges while serving in the military, our military law attorney may be able to provide the representation you need. Larceny or theft is a major offense according to military law that comes with serious penalties. Whether you were charged with an event that allegedly happened while you were off-duty or while actively serving, you may need an attorney to actively defend your rights.
Military Crimes Defense
A military attorney works to offer immediate representation to enlisted service members. According to Article 80 from the Uniform Military Code of Justice, larceny is defined as the act of illegally taking someone else’s property without their consent or knowledge through the use of fear, force or deception. Penalties for larceny vary depending on the means through which the goods were obtained as well as the type and value. If you stole property belonging to the United States military with a value of $500 or less, you may be faced with a bad-conduct discharge and spend up to one year in confinement without pay. If the property was any military vehicle, firearm, vessel, aircraft or explosive, you will face a dishonorable discharge and up to 10 years in confinement.
The Need for Representation
When you work with an experienced military law attorney, you gain an ally in defending yourself against the filed charges. It is essential to work with an attorney who understands the severity of larceny charges and can help you argue against a court martial, discharge, rank change or any other disciplinary action that is taken against you. Such actions can have lifelong consequences on your career and life both within the military and after discharge, so it is crucial to have the highest quality representation possible. A lawyer may also help inform you of your rights and remove some of the stress associated with navigating a military trial on your own.
Contact a Military Law Attorney
Contact the Law Offices of Haytham Faraj today at (312) 635-0800 to work with a military law attorney you can trust.