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The Law Office of Joseph Hawkins Low IV, Attorneys for the People, has a reputation for aggressively and successfully handling military matters in California and across the globe. The firm is dedicated to vigorously protecting the rights of their clients and achieving the best possible results. The firm's founder, Joseph Hawkins Low IV, is a former United States Marine and is an established military criminal trial attorney with experience in defending clients. Mr. Low is known throughout the country as a tough courtroom attorney and successful legal strategist.
Recently, Mr. Low was asked to speak on Sky Radio's "America's Premier Lawyers". This program, hosted by Marc Holland, introduces listeners to some of the best legal minds in the world as it explores critical issues that shape our laws, policies, and ultimately our daily lives. Mr. Low joins some of the nation's most reputable and well-known lawyers, including Harvard Law professor and author Alan Dershowitz and California State Attorney General Bill Lockyer, in this invitation to speak to listeners about his legal experience. Click here to listen to the entire interview.
If you are facing military criminal charges, you need the assistance of an experienced and competent military lawyer who is familiar with the UCMJ and the military justice system. Call today for your free consultation. Mr. Low will give you straight answers about your particular situation.
Military Law - Military Justice
Military law consists of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and other statutory provisions for the government of persons in the Armed Forces to which may be added the unwritten common law of the usage and custom of military service as well as regulations and authorized by the President as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces (See 10 U.S.C.S. § 121). It is a part of our body of law as a whole, and is fully recognized by civil courts; it is in force in time of peace as well as in time of war. All persons serving in the Armed Forces of the United States are subject to military law at all times.
Mr. Low has experience representing clients in many military matters, including:
Defense of General, Special and Summary Courts-Martial
Article 32 Hearings
Appeals of Convictions by Courts-Martial before the service Court of Criminal Appeals, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Supreme Court
Representation and Advisement in Article 21, UCMJ, Investigations
Representation and Advisement in Criminal Suspect Investigations
Representation and Advisement in Non-Judicial Punishment Under Article 15
Representation and Advisement in Flying and Medical Evaluation Boards
Representation and Advisement in Administrative Discharge Boards
Representation and Advisement in Petitions to Board of Corrections of Military Records
Administrative hearings to "Show Cause" and administrative boards, "PEB"s (Physical Evaluation Boards), and privileging actions/hearings against physicians
Applications to the service Boards for Correction of Military Records, Discharge Review Boards and Clemency and Parole Boards
Civil lawsuits under the Federal Tort Claims Act and Military Claims Act for negligence and medical malpractice
Military pay and personnel cases before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims
When you are faced with adverse action being taken against you by the military or federal government, you need to have competent legal representation by an accomplished military trial attorney who will aggressively defend your rights. If you have been charged with a crime and are facing Courts-Martial, or an Administrative Separation Action, you need a military lawyer who is familiar with the UCMJ and is not afraid to fight for your rights. Your future depends upon the tenacity and abilities of your defense lawyer. Call Joseph TODAY to discuss your case.
Courts-Martial Survival Tips:
Talk only to your lawyer.
You have an absolute right to remain silent. Use it always. Talking to investigators or your superiors will generally NOT help your case. It may, however, help convict you.
Article 31 of the UCMJ (10 U.S.C. § 831) provides that: No person subject to this chapter may interrogate, or request any statement from, an accused or a person suspected of an offense without first informing him of the nature of the accusation and advising him that he does not have to make any statement regarding the offense of which he is accused or suspected, and that any statement made by him may be used as evidence against him in a trial by court-martial. Watch out for government investigators trying to "help" you. Remember they are paid to convict you, not to help you, and they may lie to you in order to get you to give them information.
Military Charges are very serious charges and demand that anyone facing such charges employ an experienced military justice attorney for his or her defense in order to protect your rights.
Military law is a distinct legal system to which members of armed forces are subject. Most countries have special additional laws, and often a legal system, which are applicable to members of their military but not usually to civilians. Military law deals with issues such as; procedures for military discipline, what is (and what isn't) a lawful command, obligations for service personnel.
Military law can also be imposed on the civilian population instead of normal civil laws. In this instance it may be called Martial law. Martial law is often declared in times of emergency, war, or civil unrest. Most countries have restrictions on when Martial law can be declared, and how long it can remain.
Declaration of martial or military law is sometimes used by dictatorships, especially military dictatorships, to enforce their rule.
Military law in the United States is controlled by the Uniform Code of Military Justice (Title 10 United States Code, Chapter 47) and implemented by the Manual for Courts-Martial, an Executive order issued by the President of the United States in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the United States armed forces.