Jacksonville, Florida, Military Law and Appeals Attorney
Navy ● Army ● Air Force ● Marines
Military law is a specific aspect of the American legal system that is best handled by an attorney who not only has extensive legal experience but military experience as well. Attorney James A. Hernandez is a retired lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps and a former federal prosecutor. This combination allows him to effectively and skillfully handle military law issues, such as military appeals, for servicemembers who have served, or are stationed across the globe.
Since 1986, Mr. Hernandez has been handling cases in court for his military and civilian clients. This experience is essential to the thorough handling of criminal defense issues, along with criminal and military appeals.
When exploring the possibility of an appeal in a military case, Mr. Hernandez can review the trial transcripts of the initial court martial for errors of law or unfair criminal procedure during the trial. He then can draft an appeal brief and submit it to the respective court of the service. The appeals courts for the respective branches of the military area:
- United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals
- United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
- United States Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
Once an appeal has gone through these courts, it may progress to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. This court is the highest military appeals court and is equivalent to the U.S. Supreme Court. However, military cases can progress to the U.S. Supreme Court in extreme circumstances.
A servicemember has the right to have a civilian lawyer represent him or her during the trial portion of the court martial, at the servicemember's expense. Mr. Hernandez has handled numerous court marital, military law, and military appeals matters and can use this experience to help clients effectively defend their rights.
Contact a lawyer at the Law Office of James A. Hernandez in Jacksonville, Florida, today to discuss your military law or appeals matters. Evening and weekend hours are available by request, and credit cards are accepted.