Military Criminal Defense Attorney
Former USMC Defense Lawyer & Retired Court Martial Trial Judge
At 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. We are dedicated to helping service men and women get their lives back on track after an arrest or criminal accusation.
We proudly extend our military criminal defense services to Active Duty members stationed nationally and internationally.
Help for UCMJ Legal Infractions
We defend members of every military branch around the world facing adverse actions concerning:
- 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 members. 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, and to be convicted, a military judge must find the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. As such, it is vital to hire a veteran attorney who has both personal and professional insight into how the United States armed services governs and operates.
The maximum punishment is dependent on the circumstances of your crime and the guidelines laid out in the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM). Don’t risk penalties such as discharge, dismissal, or confinement.
Call our military criminal defense lawyer at (214) 238-9392 to schedule your initial consultation. Se habla Español.
"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."He is an excellent lawyer who gives his all for you and gets things done. He has a no-nonsense approach that gets you results.- 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.
"If anyone needs an attorney that will stand with you during your time of trouble, look no further."Patrick has truly become a good friend and if anyone needs an attorney that will stand with you during your time of trouble, look no further. Patrick J. Mclain is this man.- Child Abuse Client