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Military Appeals Attorney at Fort Campbell

Appealing Courts-Martial Convictions at Military Installations Nationwide

If you were convicted of a minor or serious offense in a trial by court-martial, your conviction will be automatically reviewed by the convening authority (CA). In some instances, the CA can either uphold the conviction or dismiss the case. In some instances, the CA can also mitigate the findings, or grant you a reduced sentence. In the event that you are dissatisfied with the CA’s review, you may be able to appeal your court-martial conviction.

During the entire court-martial process, including all stages of the appeal, you have the right to legal counsel. Working with an experienced military law attorney can greatly affect the outcome of your case. At The Law Office of Sean Flood PLLC, we proudly provide comprehensive legal assistance for military service members across all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, including counsel and representation during courts-martial appeals.

To discuss your case with our Fort Campbell military appeals attorney, contact us online or call (931) 288-5995. Your initial consultation is free.

How the Military Appeals Process Works

In some cases, a court-martial conviction will result in an automatic review by the appropriate military court of appeal.

This occurs when the sentence includes:

  • Bad conduct discharge
  • Dishonorable discharge
  • Officer dismissal
  • At least one year in prison
  • Death

If your sentence does not include any of the above penalties, you may still request an appeal with the military court of appeal for your branch or, in certain circumstances, you may petition the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps for a review by the appeals court. If the appeals court denies your request for a review, you can request that your case be heard by the JAG directly.

If the appeals court does grant your request for a review, it will begin looking at various factors of your conviction and sentence. These factors typically include:

  • Whether your guilt was proven beyond a reasonable doubt
  • Whether legal errors were made during the court-martial or related proceedings
  • Whether you pled guilty and, if so, whether you indicated at any time that you believed yourself to be innocent
  • The sentence you received and whether it is appropriate

If your appeal is successful, you may have your sentence reduced or your case dismissed altogether. If it is not successful, however, you may wish to appeal your case to the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. In all cases not involving a death sentence, your attorney must file a petition on your behalf in order to appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. This petition will need to prove that there is “good cause” for your appeal.

Using Inside Knowledge to Fight the System

At The Law Office of Sean Flood PLLC, we understand that the system is not designed to work in your favor. With extensive firsthand experience in this area of law, including prior experience as a judge advocate, Sean Flood knows how to fight back and build a case designed to protect your rights, your reputation, and your future.

If you need help with a military appeal, put the right experience on your side. Contact The Law Office of Sean Flood PLLC today for a free and confidential consultation. We serve military service member clients throughout the United States and are always available to assist you.

Call (931) 288-5995 to get started.

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Why The Law Office of Sean Flood?

  • Former JAG
  • Unwavering Commitment to Your Best Interest
  • Deep Knowledge of Both Sides of the Law
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