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Michael B. Hanzel and Lauren Hanzel - Charleston Military Lawyers

Military Defense Lawyers in Mt. Pleasant, SC

Serving U.S. Military Personnel Around The Globe And The People of South Carolina

Former JAGs Providing Legal Counsel

If you are facing criminal charges for sexual assault, drugs, domestic violence, assault and battery, larceny or fraud, DUI, murder or any other crime, retaining the services of experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel as soon as possible is vital. As attorneys experienced in military justice, administrative and criminal law, The Hanzel Law Firm can provide you with the representation you need to get the best result possible in your case.

To servicemembers worldwide who need help defending themselves:

We are military veterans and understand how important your reputation and career are to you. As former JAGs, we have a unique understanding of how the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and the military justice system work. To those seeking help with UCMJ matters, whether you are stationed in Virginia, Washington, California, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Italy, England, Germany, South Carolina, Hawaii or anywhere else around the globe, we are standing by to fight for your rights and will not hesitate to travel to you if your case requires it.

To the citizens of Charleston, South Carolina:

We are a full-service law firm ready to serve you, whether you need help with criminal matters, divorce and family law, estate planning, etc. Our first duty station was Charleston, where we ran the Navy’s legal assistance office helping military families and retirees with wills, trusts, child custody issues, divorce, consumer issues, etc. We are happy to be part of this community again and look forward to representing the people of South Carolina.

To schedule your free consultation with our Charleston, South Carolina based military and criminal defense attorneys, call (843) 202-4714 or fill out our contact form.

The Opinions That Matter

  • “Magic in the Courtroom”

    Former Commanding Officer of Attorney Michael Hanzel

  • “Mike has extensive experience in military justice and criminal matters.”

    R. Singer

  • “If any of my friends in the military found themselves accused of a crime, I would not hesitate in recommending Mike to them.”

    M. Smith

UCMJ Defense For U.S. Military Worldwide & Criminal Defense For the People of Mt. Pleasant

Accomplished Former JAG Officers Serving Our Military Worldwide & the People of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Attorneys Michael and Lauren Hanzel have honed their craft through their dedication and determination. With more than 20 years of combined experience in the military justice system, they provide clients with focused, zealous, and ethical representation. They are committed to protecting the Constitutional rights of their clients, both military & civilian, and have a proven track record of successful results.

We Achieve Results

Why Put The Hanzel Law Firm On Your Side?
  • Proven Track Record as US Navy JAGs

    Throughout our 20 plus years of combined experience in the military justice system, We have achieved outstanding results for our clients

  • We Know the Criminal Justice System Inside & Out

    Our attorneys have seen the best and worst of our justice system. We do what it takes to navigate you through its complexities

  • Fighting For Your Constitutional Rights

    As JAGs, we swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. We protect your rights and fighting for your freedom

  • Zealous & Ethical
    Legal Advocacy

    After serving on active duty we have since devoted ourselves to standing up for fellow servicemembers and South Carolina citizens

UCMJ Defense for U.S. Military Worldwide & Criminal Defense for the People of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

When you are facing criminal charges, such as for sexual assault or drugs, you risk losing your freedom and everything you have worked so hard to earn. We will work hard to advocate for you. For every client, we take the time to listen to your side of the story, carefully examine the evidence, and fight to defend your rights and reputation.