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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. Call our firm at (214) 238-9392 to learn more.

The Experience to Help You

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).

Let up protect your reputation and your freedom. Call our Dallas military criminal defense lawyers at (214) 238-9392 to schedule your initial consultation. Our phones are answered by our helpful staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Se habla Español.

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  • AV Preeminent
  • Best Dallas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Bar College
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • LCA
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • The Commonwealth Governor's School
  • JAA
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Avvo Client's Choice 2019

Unmatched Experience

Put the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC On Your Side
  • 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.

Take Control of Your Future

Contact the attorneys at the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain today at (214) 238-9392 and schedule your initial consultation.

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Case Results

Real Results for Real People
  • "To Catch A Predator" Case Victory Computer Crimes
  • Allegations of Sexual Assault on Teenage Stepdaughter - Jury Acquits Sex Crimes
  • Child Pornography Charge Dismissed in Federal Court Sex Crimes
  • Firearm Charges at Airport - Dismissed Violent Crimes
  • Healthcare Fraud Charges Against Client Never Filed Fraud Crimes
  • Sexual Assault of Girlfriend's Daughter - Jury Acquits On All Charges Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault on Second Wife's Children - Acquittal On All Charges Sex Crimes