Just like a person convicted of a crime in a civilian court, a military service member who receives an adverse courts-martial ruling has the right to appeal. Whether you were subject to a general courts-martial or a special courts-martial, an experienced lawyer can review the case and advise you on the possibility of appeal.
The Cody Law Firm in Hammonton, New Jersey, is a military justice firm representing servicemen and women from the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and throughout the United States and abroad. Led by former Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) officer Douglas Cody, the firm has compiled an exemplary record of success in courts-martial and courts-martial appeals. Whatever your rank — E-1 to general officer — we will review every detail of your case to determine if an appeal is viable. If so, we will work tirelessly to have the adverse result overturned.
For more information about appealing courts-martial, view our appeals article. Then, contact a courts-martial appeals lawyer at The Cody Law Firm online or schedule a free consultation by calling 609-561-1015.
Automatic Appeals Representation From Hammonton Lawyers
Certain courts-martial are automatically appealed to the service courts of criminal appeals. Cases are automatically appealed if the sentence includes any of the following:
- Confinement of one year or more
- A bad conduct discharge (BDC) or dishonorable discharge
- The death penalty
- Dismissal (if you are a commissioned officer, midshipman or cadet)
If your sentence does not include any of these, you still have the right to appeal, but you must initiate the process. Make sure, whether your appeal is automatic or not, that you consult with the military law attorneys at The Cody Law Firm first.
The Role Of A Law Firm
The purpose of a court-martial appeal is to review the evidence in your case as well as review the manner in which your trial was conducted. Courts-martial appeals attorneys at The Cody Law Firm will take any steps needed to show that your sentence was unjust, that there is a lack of evidence against you or that the presiding officer made a mistake. The firm provides aggressive, thorough representation by:
- Reviewing the details of your trial record to determine whether an appeal is viable
- Researching and briefing all issues of merit
- Petitioning appropriate appellate courts for relief
- Keeping you informed of the progress of your case
- Arguing your appeal in court
Contact A U.S. Courts-Martial Appeals Attorney
To learn more about the possibility of appealing a court-martial result, contact The Cody Law Firm for a free consultation. Call 609-561-1015. Located in Hammonton, New Jersey, our military court-martial appeals attorneys defend clients across the nation and overseas.