Military Criminal Defense A Former Prosecutor & Military Judge Fighting For Your Freedom

Dallas Military Criminal Defense Attorney

Former USMC Defense Lawyer & Retired Court Martial Trial Judge

Navy ShipAt the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, our founder, Patrick McLain, is a retired veteran and military judge with 20 years of active service in the Marine Corps and 30 years of experience handling virtually every type of federal, state, and military criminal case. With our compassionate and committed defense team, we are dedicated to helping service men and women get their lives back after an arrest or accusation.

With this background and commitment, our military criminal defense lawyers in Dallas are proud to serve to offer defense solutions tailored to your unique charges.

Facing charges while in the military? Call our firm at (214) 238-9392 or contact us online to start discussing your defense.

Military Crimes Our Team Can Help Defend Against

From representing you during a court martial to helping you in front of military boards, our Dallas military criminal defense attorneys are well-versed in the nuanced and complex laws to protect your future, your freedom, and your military benefits.

The Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC can help you through any of the following:

  • Courts martial
  • Board of inquiries
  • Administrative separation boards
  • Physical evaluation boards
  • Security clearance boards
  • Letters of reprimand
  • Show cause boards
  • Officer evaluation reports
  • Other adverse actions

Courts Martial, Reprimands, & Evaluation Boards

The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) has special procedures to discipline arrested or accused service men and women. This includes summary, special, and general courts martial, hearings before disciplinary boards, and official reprimands that will go on your service record.

These actions have different rules and standards than civilian criminal proceedings, however in order to be convicted, a military judge must find the defendant guilty beyond reasonable doubt which is why it is vital that you have an attorney who is well-versed in military law to represent you.

A conviction can lead to severe penalties, including discharge or dismissal from service, confinement, or death, for severe offenses. The maximum punishment is dependent on the circumstances of your crime and the guidelines laid out in the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM).

Facing serious charges while enlisted? Call our Dallas military criminal defense lawyers at (214) 238-9392 to schedule your initial consultation. Se habla Español.

Our Experience is Unmatched

Why Choose the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC?
  • Our Firm is Top-Rated & Award-Winning

    Attorney Patrick J. McLain is widely respected by his peers & clients as seen by his numerous accolades.

  • Over Two Decades in the U.S. Marine Corps

    Attorney Patrick J. McLain tried his first jury trials during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He handles all cases with integrity and an unparalleled work-ethic.

  • Former Federal Prosecutor & Military Judge

    Attorney Patrick J. McLain's years of experience across the aisle provide him with a unique perspective.

  • Over 3500 Cases Successfully Handled

    Throughout his career, Patrick J. McLain has helped thousands of clients secure a better future for themselves through tenacious and aggressive representation.

Client Testimonials

Real Clients Share Real Experiences
    Best attorney

    “Mr. Patrick McLain equals instant and good results for you. Hiring Mr. Patrick McLain is the best decision I had made throughout my military career.”

    - Master Sergeant Michael A Heath Jr.
    A Marine through and through. He is dedicated to taking care of his clients.

    “I was a client of Patrick, and he went above and beyond for meeting my needs, as well as my family's needs. He would adjust his schedule to communicate with in Japan or my wife in the States. He ...”

    - Scott S.
    First class lawyer!!!!!

    “Patrick saved my career and my life by proxy, he did everything and more you would HOPE for from a lawyer. Patrick is what you need if you want to win your case!”

    - David L.
    Patrick knows military law. He will fight for you and get you the best possible outcome he can!

    “I hired Patrick to help out with an issue that involved my husband who is Navy and stationed in Japan. I was worried, scared and confused, but Patrick and his staff were honest, helpful, patient and ...”

    - S.S.
    Patrick J. McLain has a no B.S. approach and is fully committed to providing the best possible defense.

    “Patrick McLain stuck by my side for 8 long months during my case in which I was accused of violation of Article 112a. I was ultimately given a trial by Special Court Martial and thanks to his superb ...”

    - Austin W.
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