Protecting South Carolina Residents Who Fought for Our Country

Norfolk Military Defense Lawyers

Dedicated to Defending Your Rights

Have you been accused of a serious military crime? The dedicated Norfolk, VA military defense attorneys at The Hanzel Law Firm can help you fight for your rights. Our firm understands that every situation is different and that each case requires a unique approach. We offer personalized attention and honest counsel as we help you navigate the legal process. No matter the complexity of your case, it’s crucial that you enlist the help of a seasoned attorney who can help you fight to defend your future and your freedom.

Contact The Hanzel Law Firm at (843) 202-4714 to schedule your free, confidential consultation with our team today.

Trust a Team that Fights for You

Whether you have been charged with military sexual assault, officer misconduct, a drug crime, or another serious offense, it’s important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The sooner our Norfolk military defense attorneys can start working on your case, the better your chances of a positive outcome.

At The Hanzel Law Firm, we have helped military servicemembers facing a variety of criminal charges, including:

  • Military sexual offenses
  • Military urinalysis and drug crimes
  • Military UCMJ offenses
  • Military officer misconduct
  • Military hazing
  • Military appeals
  • Security clearances
  • NJP (Non-Judicial Punishment)/Article 15
  • Military Administrative Separation (ADSEP)

We look at the specific details of your case and work to uncover the facts. If you have been falsely accused of a crime, our Norfolk military defense lawyers are prepared to aggressively advocate for you. We have extensive experience handling all types of criminal cases and know how to build a solid defense on your behalf. We take the time to understand your unique goals and devise a strategy tailored to you.

Trusted Defense from a Former Military Servicemember

Attorney Michael B. Hanzel is a former Navy servicemember who was sent to Norfolk 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 and elsewhere. No matter the severity of your situation, we are prepared to aggressively advocate for you.

If you have been accused of a military crime, call our team at (843) 202-4714 today to find out how we can help you.

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.