Military Defense Lawyer
Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), a defendant who is convicted or pleads guilty at a court-martial will most likely be incarcerated, receive a punitive discharge from the military, and/or suffer a loss of rank and pay. With consequences like these, you need the best possible defense.
At The Asa Hutchinson Law Group, PLC, with offices in Rogers, Arkansas, and Washington, D.C., we represent members of all branches of military service worldwide in court-martial defense, administrative separations and federal claims court cases. We offer a free initial consultation by phone to discuss your case.
When you hire our firm, you will be represented by Duane "Dak" Kees, a former United States Army Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps officer. Dak has over 10 years of experience in military justice.
An Aggressive and Seasoned Civilian Defense Lawyer
When you are accused of a crime in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines, it is critical to hire an aggressive and seasoned civilian defense lawyer. Most military lawyers assigned to defend court-martial defendants are outranked by the judge, the chief of military justice, the staff judge advocate, most of the jury, the convening authority that decides whether or not to commence a court-martial and then selects the jury, and the Article 32 officer. Without an experienced lawyer on your side, you will be at a disadvantage.
Dak Kees has successfully represented service members stationed throughout the world, both as a member of the United States Army JAG Corps and as a civilian attorney. His cases have been aired on a variety of media outlets including CNN, Fox News, and The Army Times.
As a former Army prosecutor, Dak effectively prosecuted dozens of military felonies and federal court cases ranging from drug distribution and sexual assault to murder. He also prosecuted crimes involving international law. Understanding how the prosecutor will try your cases helps Dak create a strong defense.
Dak has handled more than 50 court-martial cases. Many of his cases have resulted in either acquittals or outcomes far better than his clients anticipated. One of his most successful victories involved a six-year-old aggravated sexual assault case which had been overturned by the appellate court. Dak was assigned as lead counsel to the new trial and after four days of intense litigation, the soldier received a full acquittal as well as a large settlement from the government.
Federal Claims Court Cases
In addition to representing soldiers accused of crimes, Dak represents soldiers pursuing cases in Federal Claims Court such as:
- Employment discrimination and sexual harassment claims
- Personal injury
- Benefits not awarded
- Administrative discharge without sufficient cause
For More Information
For more information or to talk to a military law attorney at our firm, call 866-974-1654 or contact us through this website.
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