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Criminal Defense Lawyer John L. Calcagni, III

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Military Defense Attorney and Army JAG Ready to Defend Your Charges

Military offenses have the potential to tarnish reputations and end careers. After serving your country, your benefits and livelihood are at risk when facing a military crime. All service members must adhere to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

If you are a member of the armed forces in need of a military defense lawyer, our legal team is here to help. As a military defense lawyer, John L. Calcagni III can help military personnel with court-martial defense, criminal appeals, veteran’s court defense, post-trial clemency petitions, and much more. See all of our legal team’s military defense services below.

Military defense lawyer

Military Defense Practice Areas

Court-Martial Lawyer
Court-Martial Defense

A court-martial trial is run similar to a civilian criminal prosecution, and as such you need proper representation. With experience serving as a military prosecutor, attorney John L. Calcagni can provide the high level of representation you need.

Court-Martial Lawyer
Appeal
Military Criminal Appeals

Military criminal appeals are very different from civilian suits. Having the assistance of a skilled and experienced attorney that understands military judicial procedures is vital for proper and fair representation.

Military Criminal Appeals Attorney
Post-Trial Clemency Petitions
Post-Trial Clemency Petitions

A Post-trial clemency petition is the last chance to seek reconsideration of a guilty verdict. Clemency requests need to be carefully prepared and handled by a skilled defense lawyer to increase the likelihood of success.

Post-Trial Clemency Petitions Attorney
Article 32 Pretrial Investigations
Article 32 Pretrial Investigations

Article 32 pretrial investigations give the accused a chance to challenge the supporting evidence being presented against them. It’s a complicated process with several stages to follow if you’re going to maximize the probability of success.

Article 32 Pretrial Investigations Attorney
Criminal Investigations
Criminal Investigations

A criminal investigation is the start of someone being investigated concerning a crime. Retaining an attorney before answering any questions is vital at this stage to clear all suspicion before the investigation starts to gain momentum.

Military Criminal Investigations Attorney
Administrative Separation Actions
Administrative Separation Actions

When facing administrative separation from the military, you require experienced representation to ensure you’re fully discharged and with the proper characterization.

Administrative Separation Actions Attorney
Officer Elimination Actions
Officer Elimination Actions

Officer elimination actions are the actions that military officers face when being involuntarily separated from service. There are several choices to navigate and present to a board of inquiry.

Officer Elimination Actions Attorney
Show Cause Boards or Boards of Inquiry
Show Cause Boards or Boards of Inquiry

When an officer is facing separation from the military due to misconduct, he or she may face either a Show Cause Boards, or the Boards of Inquiry. Attorney representation is required to fulfill the legal requirements of these boards properly.

Show Cause Boards or Boards of Inquiry
Veteran’s Court Defense
Veteran’s Court Defense

Veteran’s Court is a court designed to deal with military veterans, and as such has some particular requirements and procedures that are different from the regular military court.

Veteran’s Court Defense Attorney
Non-Judicial Punishment
Non-Judicial Punishment (Article 15, UCMJ or Captains Mast)

Although non-punitive in nature, Article 15 allows an officer to defend his or her position and present evidence to a commanding officer before going to a court-martial.

Non-Judicial Punishment Attorney
Memorandum of Reprimand
Memorandum of Reprimand

A Memorandum of Reprimand, or General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR), is a written warning to a soldier from his or her General Officer. By using the services of an attorney, they can ensure the memorandum is filed correctly to minimize the impact on their career.

Memorandum of Reprimand
Cadet Misconduct
Cadet Misconduct

Being a cadet facing charges or damaging accusations can be a daunting position in which to find yourself. You should always obtain the correct legal representation to ensure a fair and right outcome.

Cadet Misconduct Attorney
Discharge Review Board Petitions
Discharge Review Board Petitions

If you find yourself in need of changing, correcting, or modifying your discharge or dismissal, there are some complicated legal hoops to go through to ensure this happens. An experienced attorney can handle these steps for you.

Discharge Review Board Petitions
Board of Corrections of Military Records
Board of Corrections of Military Records (BCMR) Petitions

The Board of Corrections of Military Records is the highest level of administrative review within the army. There are strict guidelines and procedures to follow if you want to make a successful change to your records.

Board of Corrections of Military Records (BCMR) Petitions
Military Separation Under the QMP
Military Separation Under the QMP

The Qualitative Management Program (QMP) is designed to improve the overall quality of enlisted soldiers by thinning out underperforming soldiers and retaining the best performing soldiers. If you receive notice of separation from the QMP, you still have hope of maintaining your position with proper representation.

Military Separation Under the QMP