Available 24/7

Military Fraternization Attorney

Consensual Sex Crimes in the U.S. Armed Forces

A civilian cannot be charged with a sex crime in the event that the other person who was involved in the sex act was in consent. Provided that the other party was of the age of legal consent and was physically and mentally capable of consenting, the fact that he or she was in agreement in regards to engaging in sexual relations makes it impossible for criminal charges to be filed.

The same is not true, however, of members of the United States Armed Forces. Under the provisions of Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, engaging in a romantic or sexual relationship with another service member can lead to criminal charges, with the possibility of a conviction that could result in:

  • Confinement
  • Forfeiture of pay
  • Demotion in pay grade
  • Punitive discharge

Get the help of our military sexual assault lawyer today by calling us at (888) 490-0876!

What Article 134 Has to Say

Article 134 generally prohibits any type of conduct which would tend to cause a deterioration of good order in the Armed Forces or which would make it difficult or impossible to maintain proper discipline. While service members continue to be human beings with emotions and desires, there is a necessity to maintain order in the ranks in order to facilitate military operations. For this reason, the military justice system takes a tough stance against fraternization and the conduct of personal relationships which could impede operations and result in a breakdown of discipline.

What Constitutes Fraternization in the Military

The charge of fraternization is broad and may include cases in which a commissioned officer becomes unnecessarily friendly with an enlisted service member, but it may also be filed in situations where a sexual or romantic relationship is being engaged in by personnel. It may also be filed in some cases of adultery, since Article 134 also prohibits conduct which would tend to bring discredit upon the Armed Forces. A fraternization charge has the potential to ruin your future and to undermine everything you have worked so hard to achieve.

Don't let this happen to you. Contact a military criminal defense attorney from McCormack & McCormack to fight on your behalf!

Client testimonials

    Fights Like Hell For Our Future

    Your reputation as an attorney who fights for his clients is 100% true

    His relentless efforts cannot be overstated, and I cannot be more appreciative for the positive outcome he helped me achieve!

    I will forever be grateful to Greg McCormack and Kat Hensley.

    A million thank you's and God bless!

    If you are in trouble and you need help there is only one right choice and that is Greg McCormack.

    God Bless you all.

    I am able to continue my career which means the world to me.

    This is priceless, and we are ALL ever indebted to you...

    Give yourself the peace of mind

    If it were not for the services of The Law Firm of McCormack and McCormack and his excellent staff we would have been totally lost ...

    Thanks very much again and keep up the good work.

    They have been extremely nice to us and were always reassuring.

    You are the best, best, best lawyer in the whole world!!!!!!!

    You have a gift, one of honesty and hard work.

    Thank you again for everything you did for me.

    Thank you, Greg. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

    I knew you were the right defense attorney for me.

    I can’t say THANKS enough for your efforts

    We will never forget what you did for us.

    You all saved my career, my retirement, and my life!

    I Owe You My Life!

    I am forever grateful.

    I thank you and Teresa for the bottom of my heart.

    You have given us our life back.

    Honest, Incredible Representation & Appreciation!

    Thank You For Your Professionalism!

    Thank You For Helping Me!

    Thank You From The Bottom Of My Heart!

    They Gave Me Back My Life!

    They Were Outstanding!

    I will never be able to thank you enough.

    You're In A League By Yourself!

    I'm Free To Start My Next Chapter In Life!

    My Deepest Appreciation...

    There Is Only One Right Choice...

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Contact Our Criminal & Military Defense Lawyers

Call (888) 490-0876 or use our quick contact form to send us your questions today.
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.