Practice Area

Military Law

Autrey Law Firm will provide our nation’s military members with experienced and aggressive legal representation in the face of adverse military actions and discipline, such as court-martial.
We are dedicated to protecting the rights of our nation’s military members and to aggressively defending them against all manner of military adverse actions – to include court-martial trial, court-martial clemency, court-martial appeal, administrative discharge/separation, Article 15 or nonjudicial punishment (N.J.P.), Uniform Code of Military Justice (U.C.M.J.) discipline, and other military disciplinary actions, investigations and adverse actions (i.e. promotion, assignment, performance evaluation, security clearance).

We have decades of military legal, and military justice, experience. This has earned him a reputation as a premier military trial defense litigator.

Military Practice Areas

“Our military members swear an oath to support and defend the constitution for all of us. We fight for them, to ensure they have experienced and zealous advocates in court, and with all levels of command, to make sure they are protected by the very constitution and rights they fight for.”

A military court-martial, board hearing or other military adverse/disciplinary action could seriously jeopardize your military career, rank, reputation, future retirement and benefits, and your freedom. You could face jail time, discharge, or other devastating professional and personal consequences. The critical decisions you make during this difficult time will affect not just your military career, they will affect your future and that of your family. Choosing an attorney to defend you is one of those critical decisions.

Military Offenses and the Uniform Code of Military Justice

The military law upon which disciplinary actions are based is the Uniform Code of Military Justice (U.C.M.J.). This can be found at 10 U.S.C. Chapter 47. It can also be found in Appendix 2 of the Manual for Courts-Martial (M.C.M.), which is the guide for conducting military court­ martial trials. Among other sections, the M.C.M. contains:

(Part II): The Rules for Courts-Martial (R.C.M.). These are the procedural rules for conducting a court-martial.

(Part Ill): The Military Rules of Evidence (M.R.E.). These are the rules regarding admissibility of evidence and testimony at trial.

(Part IV): The Punitive Articles. These are the provisions of the U.C.M.J. that describe offenses under the.Code… The punitive articles are Articles 77-134. For a complete description of the punitive articles of the U.C.M.J., please click here:

(Part V): NonJudicial Punishment Procedure. This is the guide for imposing punishment under Article 15 U.C.M.J. Depending on the service branch, this disciplinary action is referred to as “Article 15” or “NJP” or “Captain’s Mast” or “Office Hours.” In addition to this provision of the M.C.M., the service branches have their own regulations further describing their NonJudicial Punishment procedures.

The following are just some of the military offenses we defend military members against: