War Crime Defense Attorney Serving Military Personnel
Military Law Attorney: War Crime Laws
War crimes are governed by the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC), also known as the Law of War. It is based in Hague and Geneva treaty laws and is designed to safeguard combatants and non-combatants from unnecessary harm during times of armed conflict. As well, the conduct of U.S. service men and women is regulated by the Rules of Engagement.
All military personnel receive basic training in the LOAC and Rules of Engagement but this can fall well short of a full understanding of your rights and responsibilities. In addition, anyone who has been in a combat situation understands that instantaneous decisions, which can affect the lives of civilians and fellow combatants, must sometimes be made. These factors can result in a member of the military being charged with a war crime.
Regrettably, the seriousness of a war crime case can be intensified by media scrutiny, political pressures and command influences. In the end, you can be overwhelmed by the charges and possible repercussions along with being saddled by a military criminal defense system that can be wholly inadequate to defend you. To prevail in your case, it is imperative that you have the services of an accomplished military criminal defense lawyer, and it is urgent that the work begin immediately.
To your advantage, The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC has as its lead counsel the only attorney in the country to have tried 3 major war crimes cases and been victorious in each of them.
War Crime Defense: A Record of Success
The firm’s head attorney tried and won the Haditha war crimes case in which his client was, at first, accused of murdering 24 people. He also gained acquittal for a Navy Seal in a high-profile detainee abuse case. In the well-known Hamdaniya war crimes trial, he gained acquittal for his client despite all personnel except his and one other having pled or being found guilty. The firm also represented a very senior Marine Corps officer who was accused of murder and this case ended when the charges against him were dismissed in an Article 32 hearing. In another prominent case, the firm obtained an acquittal for an officer who was falsely accused by a female officer of rape.
Common war crimes include violations of the Geneva Convention, the Rules of Engagement, murder and sexual offenses such as rape. Your reputation, career, freedoms and life can be at risk in a war crimes trial. You need proven representation that is more than up to the challenges ahead in order to win.
Immediately contact a nationwide war crime attorney from the firm for representation by a lawyer with a proven record of success in war crime cases.