Protecting South Carolina Residents Who Fought for Our Country

Military Defense Attorneys in Washington, D.C.

Compassionate Legal Guidance & Uncompromising Representation

Being accused of a military crime can threaten your career, your reputation, and even your freedom. Depending on the nature of the accusations against you, you may be facing any number of severe, life-altering penalties. At The Hanzel Law Firm, we understand how overwhelmed you may feel when someone accuses you of a crime. Our Washington, D.C. military defense attorneys can help you understand your options and devise a plan of legal action tailored to your unique situation. We look carefully at all of the details and facts of your case in order to build the strongest defense possible on your behalf.

Schedule a free initial consultation with our firm today; call us at (843) 202-4714 to learn more.

Why Choose The Hanzel Law Firm?

When it comes to your defense, you want to know that you have an experienced legal team on your side. At The Hanzel Law Firm, we have spent years fighting for the rights of the accused and have helped countless servicemembers across the nation facing serious accusations ranging from military sexual offenses to drug possession, military officer misconduct, and more.

Our Washington, D.C. military defense attorneys help military personnel 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 take the time to sit down with you to discuss the details of your case and work to understand your unique goals. Whether you are interested in pursuing an appeal of an unjust judgment, wish to file a complaint, or need assistance fighting against a criminal military accusation, our firm is prepared to fight for you.

A History of Dedicated Defense in D.C.

One of our firm’s founding attorneys, Michael B. Hanzel, previously served as an appellate defense attorney in Washington, D.C. While there, he successfully won a high-profile case at the Court of Appeals on behalf of a U.S. Marine. The case, which dealt with the military’s criminalization of bona fide suicide attempts, helped to draw attention to this criminalization policy during a period when active duty and veteran suicide attempts were at an all-time high. The case was instrumental in causing the Department of Defense to order a review of its suicide policies.

Contact Our Team Today

No matter how complex or difficult your situation, The Hanzel Law Firm can provide you with the sound legal counsel and skilled representation you need. Our Washington, D.C. military defense lawyers aggressively advocate for the rights of the accused, working toward optimal results on your behalf. Our team can handle every aspect of your case so that you can focus on your future.

In Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area, we represent military personnel serving at the following 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.

Reach out to The Hanzel Law Firm at (843) 202-4714 to get started with a complimentary, confidential case evaluation today.

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.