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Special Considerations For Military Personnel Charged With A Crime

Jacksonville is home to many naval and military operations. If you or a family member is a member of the military or a private contractor who works on base, you have special considerations when it comes to a criminal charge, as your entire career could be at risk.

At Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux P.A., our team of experienced Florida criminal defense attorneys understands what is on the line and the strategies that are best suited for a positive outcome. We offer a free consultation for military personnel and contractors. Call 904-717-7747 to schedule a time.

Members and private contractors who work on base could put their careers in jeopardy if they are charged with something serious. Particularly with contractors, their security clearance could be at risk, and they need that to do what they were hired to do.

Tailored Military Criminal Defense

With over 100 years of combined Florida criminal defense experience, our team has a comprehensive understanding of the law, the charges and how your status as a contractor or active duty service member is affected by these. If you have been charged with a DUI, drug offense or other crime, time is of the essence. The earlier we are contacted, the more time we have to start work on a defense strategy.

We will work tirelessly to defend you against the charges you are facing and mitigate any related legal consequences that could interfere with your life and work, including:

  • Loss of security privileges
  • Jail time
  • Steep fines
  • Loss of your driver’s license
  • Mandatory participation in behavioral or substance-abuse rehabilitation programs
  • Community service

The potential sentence you face will obviously depend on the nature of the alleged crime and charges. But no matter what you may be facing, we will defend you with a strong focus on preserving your career as well as your freedom.

We Understand What Is At Stake

Members of the armed forces are often under undue amounts of stress. In some cases, the quest to relieve tension and stress can lead to a lapse in judgment or to being at the wrong place at the wrong time. One event, one decision or a single moment can change everything.

Service members who are dishonorably discharged can lose their pension, military benefits and right to carry a firearm as a civilian. In this way, a military dishonorable discharge is similar to a felony in the loss of rights and freedoms. A contractor can lose the security clearance needed for the job, and thus lose their livelihood and future employment opportunities.

Our team can help. Contact us to have a confidential conversation about what happened. We will let you know the options available and how we can help.

Get In Touch With Our Team For Military Matters

Time is of the essence in cases such as these. Call 904-717-7747 or send us an inquiry email at the firm so that we can get in touch with you. Located in Jacksonville, we serve clients on naval and military bases throughout the area. Get answers to other questions about Florida criminal defense.