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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.

Client Reviews 

Committed to Each & Every Case
  • “His ability to cut straight to the heart of the matter makes him an incredible force in the courtroom and got me an acquittal in less than an hour of jury deliberation.”

    - Paul L.
  • “When I was found not guilty I knew it was because of the hard work and dedication that Mr. Hanzel and his team did that made it happen.”

    - Benjamin
  • “If you are looking for a lawyer who will research every aspect of history and find away to relate it to your case, then Mike Hanzel is the one for you.”

    - Thomas
  • “He has a real passion for law, but more importantly, a personal drive for the truth to be told, heard, and acted upon. Mr. Hanzel is one of the very few attorneys that does it for all the right reasons.”

    - Martin
  • “He was super flexible with my schedule and upfront about everything going on. I was able to do most of it through email due to my situation, and even with that he managed to successfully work my case.”

    - Kianna
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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.

  • 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.

  • Knows the Criminal Justice System Inside & Out

    Our attorney has seen the best and worst of our justice system. He does 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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