Protecting South Carolina Residents Who Fought for Our Country

Military UCMJ Defense Attorneys

Protect Your Military Career with The Hanzel Law Firm

With over 20+ years of combined experience as Navy JAGs, Attorneys Michael Hanzel and Lauren Hanzel have seen almost every type of UCMJ case. We have represented clients from the rank of E1 to O7 and have worked with the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, and NOAA. Having represented and advised servicemembers from almost every community including special warfare, aviation, surface warfare, submarine, divers, infantry, recruiters, supply, medical, dental, nurse, corpsmen and medics, and fellow JAGs, we understand what you’re up against.

Common offenses that the military prosecutes include:

  • Hazing, bullying, and social media abuses (i.e., Marines United)
  • Theft, Larceny, and BAH or OHA fraud
  • False Official Statement
  • Orders violations and Dereliction of Duty (Article 92)
  • Disrespect violations
  • Conduct unbecoming an officer (Article 133)
  • Desertion, AWOL, unauthorized absence (UA)
  • Assault and Battery (including aggravated assault for serious injuries and weapons)
  • Domestic Violence (including Lautenberg offenses)
  • Sexual offenses (penetration and contact offenses)
  • Child pornography and other child abuse offenses
  • Computer Crimes
  • Peeping Tom and non-consensual viewing/recording offenses
  • Drug offenses and positive urinalysis
  • Guns and weapons offenses
  • Solicitation and prostitution offenses
  • Article 134 offenses
  • DUI
  • Murder, attempted murder, vehicular manslaughter, and negligent homicide
  • Ethics, JER, and GDMA (Fat Leonard) offenses

No matter what your rank or what offense you are accused of, The Hanzel Law Firm knows how quickly an allegation can spiral into a conviction. And no matter where you are stationed, we are standing by to hear your side of the story and help you defend yourself.

Call us today at (843) 202-4714 for a free consultation to discuss your options.

Whether On or Off Active Duty, We Achieve Results.

Why Put The Hanzel Law Firm On Your Side?
  • Proven Track Record as JAGS & Former Servicemembers

    Throughout our 20-plus years of combined experience in the military justice system, we have achieved outstanding results for our clients, both at court-martial and in administrative boards.

  • 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.

  • We Will Fight 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.