Dallas Military Lawyer

When the stakes are high, you need an experienced military defense lawyer who has the experience and skill to represent you to the fullest extent possible. For over a decade trial attorney Jeff King has been defending members of our armed services in the United States and all over the world. As a former Marine judge advocate, he has the training, experience, and skill to defend you at any type of military proceeding. Jeff King is known as a fierce and creative courtroom attorney who never backs down from a fight.

Military Trial Counsel

Through this experience as a trial counsel, defense counsel, and legal advisor in combat, attorney Jeff King has acquired a thorough understanding of military law issues and the importance of being the best and hardest working attorney at trial. It is your military career and future that must be protected.

Military Disciplinary Action

Whether you are currently facing a court-martial, a separation proceeding, an Article 32 pretrial investigation, Article 15 non-judicial punishment, or simply believe that you have been wronged by your chain of command, contact Jeff King immediately. Whatever your military issue, Jeff King has seen it and knows how to respond. Contact Jeff today if you (or your son, daughter, or spouse) are facing any military criminal or disciplinary issues, such as:

  • Investigation by NCIS, CID, OSI, or any other law enforcement agency
  • Article 15 Nonjudicial Punishment (also known as Captain’s Mast or Office Hours)
  • Article 32 Investigation
  • Summary, Special, or General Court-Martial
  • Administrative Discharge Board
  • Board of Inquiry (Officer Misconduct)

Article 32 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)

According to the Article 32 provision, members of the military facing allegations of an offense are afforded the right to have an investigative hearing. During such a proceeding, the accused is able to tell his or her side of the story, cross-examine witnesses and potentially stop the matter from progressing to a full court martial. The insights and legal guidance of an experienced military attorney can prove truly invaluable at this stage.

However, should the hearing officer determine that the Article 32 proceeding has revealed reasonable cause to move forward to trial, defendants are advised to secure the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney who understands what is at stake for you, your future, your reputation and your family. Military criminal defense attorney Jeff King can implement the most effective strategies available to mitigate the potentially devastating consequences of conviction.

Types of Military Cases Handled

Based in Dallas, TX, seasoned military lawyer Jeff King represents clients in military cases involving:

  • Desertion
  • Sexual assault
  • Absent without leave
  • Insubordination
  • General assault
  • Failure to obey orders
  • Making false statements
  • Drunk driving
  • Wrongful possession or use of controlled substances
  • Intoxicated while on duty
  • Manslaughter
  • Adultery
  • Larceny
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Fraternization
  • Conduct unbecoming an officer
“I was given a fair and positive outcome.”

With the type circumstance I had, it was not a hard case nor one that required a court visit or in front of a Judge but it did take some research and many hours of information gathering. I was given to the point, fair and accurate information by Jeffery King and he stuck with me through the whole ordeal. This was not only vital but very personable and I appreciated that to the fullest. I felt comfortable and positive through the entire situation and was given a fair and positive outcome. I thank Jeff King and his other staff that were involved for all they did.

“Prepared, Aggressive & Passionate about the Defense”

As the father of a recent active duty Air Force client of Mr. King’s, and being intimately involved day to day with the case, I can say without hesitation nor mental reservation, Jeff King is a consummate professional. Jeff was not only prepared, aggressive, and passionate about the defense, he also made the time to explain in detail every facet of the trial as it progressed. Having an attorney of Jeff’s caliber in our corner bestowed a feeling of confidence to our family, which was a critical factor in our ability to manage the stressfulness inherent to such serious allegations. Jeff prepared the entire family for every scenario, good and bad, and for that we are forever grateful. Upon receipt of the not guilty verdict and celebrating the obvious joy we felt that this “created adventure” had now come to an end, also came the realization that not only had he won this case, and with it our son’s continued freedom and innocence, but we had made a friend of the highest regard. Our family cannot thank Mr. King enough for his excellent representation on behalf of our son, but also for the lofty amount of integrity and humility demonstrated during the most trying time of our lives. Much respect and Semper Fi.

“Jeff is the best!”

I thought my life was over when I was accused of a horrible crime at a general court-martial. From the moment I met Jeff, he instilled confidence in my case and showed a real enthusiasm for what he does. Be warned: Jeff will put you to work! He prepares for battle and expects you to contribute. He is confident in court and I enjoyed watching the jury respond to him. In the end, I was found NOT GUILTY to all charges! I am so grateful that I hired Jeff to defend me.

“Jeff sets the standard.”

Jeff was amazing! He handled my case through the end of the Article 32 hearing, and set the basis for my acquittal. If it had been any other IO than the one it was, I am certain it would have been dismissed right then, as all the objections he made in the Article 32 were later upheld by the Military Judge, and they been upheld at the Article 32 hearing, it would have been dismissed on the spot. His knowledge, and preparation made all the difference in my case, and his relentless pursuit of the truth showed through. He will always be my first recommendation to anyone who needs legal help.

If You Are A Veteran

Even if you are no longer in the service, if you are looking to get your characterization of service upgraded or are seeking to change part of your official military record, Jeff King can help you. He regularly submits petitions to the Boards for Correction of Military Records and Discharge Review Boards.

Former Marine and JAG, military lawyer Jeff King

Court-martial ramifications can include the acquisition of a federal criminal record, time spent in military prison, loss of pay and medical benefits, loss of the right to carry or own a weapon and more. The damage to a convicted individual’s reputation can be long-lasting, making the process of rebuilding a productive civilian life very difficult.  Though the resources the military can bring to bear are often intimidating, accused individuals must never abandon their right to protect their good names along with their futures.

Wherever you are, whatever disciplinary action you are facing, Jeff King is ready and willing to bring the fight. Often, active duty military counsel are unable to assist you until you have been officially charged or notified about disciplinary proceedings. Jeff has handled cases for clients in the Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard, both active duty and reserves. If you need a strong advocate for you right now, call Jeff or email him from this website.

Additional “military criminal defense” resources:

  1. Legal Information Institute, 10 U.S. Code Chapter 47 – Uniform Code of Military Justice, https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/subtitle-A/part-II/chapter-47
  2. University of Virginia School of Law, Judge Advocate General FAQs, http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/publicserv/resources/jag_guide.htm

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