Military Defense Lawyers in Virginia

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If you are facing military criminal charges, turn to the experienced legal team at The Hanzel Law Firm. Our Virginia military defense attorneys have spent years fighting for the rights of servicemembers across the nation who have been accused of serious crimes. From sexual offenses and rape accusations to military hazing charges, security clearance issues, and more, we know how to navigate the complex criminal defense system. We understand that every situation is unique, which is why we offer compassionate, personalized legal services tailored to your specific situation and goals. Whether you wish to appeal an unfavorable judgment, request an investigation, or need to file a complaint, our team is ready to assist you every step of the way.

We provide legal services to clients across Virginia, including Norfolk, VA, and Arlington, VA.

Contact The Hanzel Law Firm at (843) 202-4714 to learn more about how we can help you or schedule a complimentary case evaluation with our attorneys today.

Penalties for Military Criminal Offenses

If you have been accused of a crime, it is absolutely crucial that you seek skilled military defense attorneys in Virginia who can help you understand your options and begin building a solid defense on your behalf. All criminal charges are incredibly serious and prosecutors almost always seek the maximum penalty possible.

Depending on the nature of your criminal charges, you may be facing severe, life-altering penalties including but not limited to:

  • Steep fines and expensive court fees
  • Imprisonment/incarceration
  • Mandatory probation
  • Loss of career/discharge
  • Loss of retirement and/or GI bills
  • Administrative actions

Criminal charges carry additional consequences, including damage to your reputation, loss of employment, inability to attain housing, and other serious, life-altering penalties. If you’ve been charged with criminal actions, don’t wait to contact the experienced Virginia military defense attorneys at The Hanzel Law Firm.

We have helped military service members facing a variety of criminal charges, including:

In Arlington, VA and the surrounding areas, we represent clients at the following military installations: Ft. McNair, The Washington Navy Yard, The Pentagon, Joint Base Ft. Myers-Henderson Hall, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, U.S. Naval Observatory, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Marine Barracks, and others.

Trusted Defense from a Former Military Servicemember

Attorney Michael B. Hanzel is a former Navy servicemember who was sent to Norfolk, VA to work for the Navy’s largest and busiest defense litigation office. During his tenure there, he helped lead the Norfolk Defense Department at U.S. Navy Defense Service Office Southeast to exceptional success. He was responsible for defending some of the highest profile cases in the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard and earned an impressive number of full acquittals. During his time there, the Norfolk office handled around 30 to 40% of all Navy cases worldwide, including numerous sexual misconduct and sexual assault cases.

The firm brings this dedicated experience to the aid of our clients, both in Norfolk, VA and elsewhere. No matter the severity of your situation, we are prepared to aggressively advocate for you.

Contact our offices today to discuss your case with seasoned military defense attorneys in Virginia. Call (843) 202-4714 to get started.

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.
What Our work means Our Values
  • 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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