Special Court-Martial (SPCM) is the second most serious court-martial. It is the “misdemeanor-level” court-martial. You may be reduced in rank all the way to E-1, suffer fines or forfeitures, receive a Bad-Conduct Discharge (BCD), and jail confinement is limited to one year or less.
Despite numerous contested Special Court-Martial cases, Aaron Meyer has never has a client convicted of a single charge at a Special Court-Martial trial. Through passionate loyalty to his clients, he has won time and time again.
Unauthorized Absence, Drunk Driving, Drug Use, Order Violations, Hazing, Domestic Violence, Simple Assault, and Dereliction of Duty are examples of charges that typically go to Special Court-Martial. Special Court-Martial convictions are career-killers and typically go onto your criminal record.
However, since they are “lower-level” charges, it is possible to negotiate the case to an administrative resolution or force complete dismissal in the right cases with rigorous pre-trial efforts.
Unlike General Courts-Martial, Special Courts-Martial do not have an Article 32 hearing before they are formally charged. This means that you typically have less time and information to mount a defense in a SPCM. Yet, you still have all the same rights to trial-by-jury, witnesses, government-paid Experts, and evidence that you do in General Courts-Martial.
The sooner you get the best on your side, the sooner we can ensure that you get the best possible outcome in your Special Court-Martial.
Do not be intimidated into taking the deal the government throws at you. Make sure you have an aggressive advocate who will dig your case up by the roots and only stop when there is complete justice for you. To find out how Aaron Meyer will start attacking the details of your case, build a close relationship with you, and commence the relentless fight, call him today at 949-388-3654 or fill out the form below for a free consultation.