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Charleston Murder Defense Attorneys

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Murder is one of the most serious criminal allegations, both in and outside the military. If you are a military servicemember that has been accused of murder (or a related charge), it is imperative that you seek experienced counsel and take a proactive approach to protecting your rights and interests.

At our firm, our trusted Charleston military murder lawyers understand the tremendous gravity of these accusations and the concerns the accused face as they confront the judiciary process. Our goal at The Hanzel Law Firm is to intervene in these cases, scrutinize the facts, and ensure that our clients receive the consideration they deserve.

Fighting to Protect Your Rights, Career & Future. Call The Hanzel Law Firm at (843) 202-4714 today. We're ready to hear your story.

Articles 118 & 119

Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice defines the offense of murder. Murder is charged when it is believed the accused acted with intention when the death occurred. There are various circumstances where this definition applies.

Murder can be charged when it is believed the defendant:

  • Premeditated (or planned) on killing another individual
  • Intentionally meant to inflict great bodily harm to another individual
  • Killed another individual in the course of committing another crime
  • Killed another individual while performing a reckless, dangerous act

Article 119 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice describes manslaughter. While considered less severe than murder, it is still a serious allegation. In these cases, it is believed that the accused caused the death of another individual without intending to do so.

Diligent Advocacy at a Critical Time

Whether you have been accused of murder or manslaughter, it is highly advised to you only face the judicial process with engaged, responsive defense counsel by your side. The Hanzel Law Firm provides vigilant and aggressive representation in these cases. We will interview possible witnesses, work with experts, file motions, and take a robust approach ensuring the best possible outcome for our clients.

We're ready to partner with you at this difficult time. Contact us today to request a free, 30-minute case evaluation with our legal advocates.

Why People Choose to Work With Our Firm Aggressive & Trial-Ready Defense

Zealous & Ethical Legal Advocacy After serving on active duty, Attorney Michael Hanzel has since devoted himself to standing up for fellow servicemembers.
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  • Zealous & Ethical Legal Advocacy
    After serving on active duty, Attorney Michael Hanzel has since devoted himself to standing up for fellow servicemembers.
  • Fighting for Your Constitutional Rights
    As JAG, Attorney Michael Hanzel swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. He will protect your rights and fighting for your freedom.
  • Know the Criminal Justice System Inside & Out
    Our attorneys have seen the best and worst of our justice system. They will do what it takes to navigate you through its complexities.
  • Proven Track Record as US Navy JAG
    With over a decade of experience in the military justice system, Attorney Michael Hazel has achieved outstanding results for our clients.

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