Military law attorney James Phillips is a former Army JAG (Judge Advocate General) and currently handles cases for members of the military and their family members around the world. Military lawyer Phillips has tried cases in Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kuwait and Iraq and will travel anywhere in the world to protect his military clients at a Court-Martial, Administrative Separation Board, Medical Evaluation Board or Article 15. He is currently representing clients in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
With his military background, attorney James Phillips may be the perfect attorney for your military case. While stationed at Fort Campbell as a JAG, attorney Phillips served in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) and spent three years at the Fort Campbell Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. Attorney Phillips' dedication to protecting soldiers overseas or in the states is not easily matched. Because of his personal experience with military law, Mr. Phillips is not intimidated by the Court-Martial process or by military judges and lawyers. He has also served on both sides of military proceedings, as both defense and prosecutor, giving him a complete and effective view on the cases he takes on.
Military trials are a specialized form of criminal trial; they require the attention and legal counsel of a lawyer who is experienced with military law and trials in particular. Although military investigations and trials are different than civilian trials, a service member who has been accused of a crime still has the right to remain silent. This is covered under Article 31, which states:
a. No person subject to this chapter may compel any person to incriminate himself or to answer any questions the answer to which may tend to incriminate him.
b. 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.
You also have the right to an attorney. Make sure you exercise these rights by hiring an experienced military law attorney and by using your Article 31 right to remain silent. Clarksville military lawyer James Phillips offers a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
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