• DJMS have expert lawyers available to deal both with service personal who have fallen foul of the criminal law relating to civilians and those who are alleged to have breached rules relating to serving officers.

    Overview

    We are instructed by all services personnel to deal Courts Martial and Military Law. We deal with matters from the police station to Magistrates court onwards. This allows for continuity of representation and allows findings to be fully explained to the Courts Martial tribunal.

    Service Police Interviews

    The first stage of the Courts Martial proceedings for members of the army and military personnel, is the interview process. If you are arrested by the service police in connection with an alleged offence, you are entitled to the same rights as you would be if you were arrested by the civilian police, and that includes the right to have a solicitor present at your interview. Our lawyers represent clients both in the UK and abroad. All service police interviews must be conducted in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.

    Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing immediate advice, representation and assistance during proceedings. Please contact the Military Law & Service Law Department on 0191 5101221 or emailenquires@djmssolicitors.co.uk

    Summary Dealings & Court Martial

    Under Military Law, minor offences will be dealt with by either the Officer Commanding or where the offence is of a more serious nature, by your Commanding Officer. The most serious offences are dealt with by the Court Martial. You will not be entitled to legal representations at a Summary Hearing by either your Officer Commanding or your Commanding Officer. However you have the absolute right to elect for a trial by Court Martial if you wish to have your case heard in a recognised Court of law.

    Alternatively, you can proceed with the summary hearing and if you disagree with the outcome you have the right of appeal to the Summary Appeal Court and can appeal either against the finding of guilt, the sentence imposed or both.

    At a Court Martial or at the Summary Appeal Court you are entitled to legal representation. Our lawyers are experienced at defending service personnel at both.

    Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing immediate advice, representation and assistance during proceedings. Please contact the Military Law & Service Law Department on 0191 5101221 or emailenquires@djmssolicitors.co.uk

    Punishment

    If you are convicted of an offence, the punishments available to the Court are very similar to those available to a civilian Court. Additionally, there are specific military punishments available, such as dismissal from the service, service detention and demotion in rank. Prior to any Court case our lawyers will advise you on the possible punishment you face should you be convicted or if you plead guilty.

    Our Lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing immediate advice, representation and assistance during proceedings. Please contact the Military Law & Service Law Department on 0191 5101221 or emailenquires@djmssolicitors.co.uk

    “What great service I received with a fantastic outcome. Thank you for your hard work.”

    R v RB Newcastle Crown Court / Sunderland Magistrates Court
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    Contact Details
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