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Langley Air Force Base Military Crime Defense Attorneys

Defending Those Who Protect Our Country in Hampton City County

Established in 1916, Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia, is one of the oldest continuously operating air bases in the nation. It is the primary home of the 1st Fighter Wing, including the prestigious 27th and 94th Fighter Squadrons, which operate the advanced F-22 Raptor. Langley AFB's strategic importance is heightened by its integration with Joint Base Langley-Eustis and its proximity to Washington, D.C. The base also hosts the Air Combat Command (ACC) headquarters, overseeing combat-ready units. Known for its historical significance, Langley plays a pivotal role in developing and enhancing airpower capabilities.

At McCormack & McCormack, our Langley Air Force Base criminal defense lawyers are committed to protecting the legal rights of the courageous men and women who serve our country. While members of the U.S. Armed Forces uphold the principles of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, their own rights can be jeopardized during military criminal investigations, court-martials, or administrative separation proceedings. This is especially evident in military sex offense cases, where the evolving rules often favor the alleged victim, compromising the rights of the accused.

How Our Langley Air Force Base Military Defense Lawyers Can Assist You

If you are facing charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), having competent legal representation from a knowledgeable civilian attorney is crucial. At McCormack & McCormack, our military criminal defense attorneys boast a successful history of representing clients from every branch of the armed forces. Although you are entitled to assigned military defense counsel, our staff typically has more in-depth experience with criminal litigation compared to these military attorneys. 

For a complimentary case evaluation with an expert military lawyer near Langley Air Force Base, VA call us at (888) 490-0876 and begin constructing a robust military defense.

Types of Military Offenses We Handle

Supported by our proficient administrative team and military paralegals, we meticulously strategize every case to secure the best results for our clients. Our practice addresses a wide array of military offenses, such as:

  • Sexual Offenses
  • Sexual Harassment and Fraternization Cases
  • Cases involving child pornography and child solicitation
  • Murder and manslaughter charges
  • Battery and Domestic Assault
  • BAH and travel claim fraud allegations
  • Offenses related to drugs, such as positive urinalysis
  • Enlisted Administrative Separation
  • Conduct Unbecoming for an Officer
  • Officer Show Cause Board of Investigation

Request a consultation with a qualified military criminal defense lawyer near Langley Air Force Base by calling (888) 490-0876 or connecting with us via our online form. Your initial assessment is free of charge.

Should I Hire a Military Criminal Defense Lawyer?

State, federal, and military courts (courts-martial) all have jurisdiction over military members; their jurisdiction is concurrent and often overlaps. Cases from non-military law enforcement (local police, FBI, DEA, ATF) are most frequently prosecuted in civilian courts, whereas cases initiated from military criminal investigations (NCIS, OSI, CID, CGIS) are usually handled by military courts. This is the general practice, however, there are certainly situations where cases initiated by civilian law enforcement are ultimately prosecuted in a court-martial, and similarly, cases initiated by military investigators can be prosecuted in civilian courts. On occasion, service members may also be charged in more than one court. It is advisable for you to engage with a lawyer skilled in both civilian and military criminal defense if you are a member of the U.S. military and believe you may be under investigation.

Can Someone Face Multiple Prosecutions?

A service member cannot face a second prosecution by a civilian federal court after a not-guilty finding from a military court-martial because military tribunals are federal courts. This double jeopardy protection, however, only applies to a true not guilty verdict for that specific crime, as opposed to a dismissal of charges. Double jeopardy protections, however, do not apply between a court-martial and prosecution by a state court. A military member who has already been prosecuted by a state can later face a military prosecution and likely will face some form of adverse administrative action in the military. While instances of true dual prosecutions are rare, military officials can opt for this approach after a state case has been resolved. Adverse administrative action by the military after a state case is very common. Therefore, it is essential to have a lawyer experienced in both military and civilian law.

Why Choose Our Military Criminal Defense Law Firm Near Langley Air Force Base?

Our firm is distinguished by attorneys who have served in the armed forces and have vast experience practicing military law. This special combination equips us to address legal issues that bridge the civilian and military sectors with precision. McCormack & McCormack is the leading legal team of choice, whether you are stationed in Hampton City, Norfolk, Camp Lejeune, Fort Meade, MD, or any other military facility worldwide.

About Attorney Robert Canoy

Our lead military defense lawyer, Robert Canoy,  served as a JAG officer in the US Coast Guard for over a decade. With experience as both a defense attorney and prosecutor, he adeptly navigates the complexities of military law and has defended numerous service members in both active duty and civilian criminal cases.

About Attorney Jarrett L. McCormack

Another vital member of our team, Jarrett L. McCormack, honed his skills while interning with the US Navy JAG Corps. Collaborating closely with veteran military defense attorneys, he leverages his background to provide exceptional advocacy for service members. He specializes in representing military personnel facing charges in civilian courts.

We’re Ready To Go To Trial

Our team of Langley Air Force Base military attorneys adopts a unique strategic method for each case they take on. From expertly negotiating dismissals and defending against charges to adeptly managing trial proceedings, our primary goal is always to secure the best results for our clients. Famous for our thorough cross-examinations and confident courtroom demeanor, we guarantee steadfast support for our clients.

For top-tier military criminal defense attorneys near Langley Air Force Base, reach out to McCormack & McCormack at (888) 490-0876 or visit our website to book a free consultation.

Cases We Handle in Virginia

Put Our Experience on Your Side

Arrested? Get Your Free Consultation Now

Our Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyers represent men and women throughout the Eastern Shore, including Chesapeake, Newport News, Norfolk, Williamsburg, and the surrounding areas. Whether this is your first offense or you have a record, our team is ready to provide you with dedicated representation. Give us a call to arrange a time to speak with our team and learn more about the best strategies for moving forward. We handle everything from traffic offenses, probation violations, and property crimes to sex crimes, violent crimes, weapons offenses, and more.

Zealous Support for Accused Service Members 

We are also the nation's go-to law firm for military criminal defense. Military cases require extensive knowledge and experience and should only be entrusted to the most qualified legal experts. Our firm has handled thousands of cases throughout our history, and we can give you a clear picture of what you face and how to prepare for the proceedings ahead.

Also Handling Personal Injury Claims­

In addition to our core criminal defense practice, we also help injury victims and families file personal injury claims. If you have been hurt in a preventable accident caused by someone else’s negligence, or if you have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one, give us a call to discuss your case. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

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Call (888) 490-0876 or use our quick contact form to send us your questions today.

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Why Hire McCormack & McCormack?

Providing Nothing Less than Exceptional Client Service

Along with a strong focus on successful results, the entire team at McCormack & McCormack is committed to providing our clients with the exceptional legal service that they deserve. When we agree to represent your case, we will take the time to build a trusting attorney-client relationship. In doing so, we believe that we will be better prepared to address the unique circumstances of your case and provide you with the personalized guidance that you will need during this difficult time. To fulfill this promise to our clients, we have employed an extensive support staff of highly experienced paralegals. By ensuring that each and every case receives the attention that it needs, we have found that our clients feel comfortable in the hands of our dedicated team.