U.S. Military Criminal Defense Attorney: Maryland and Nationwide

Anyone accused of a crime in the military is automatically assigned a military lawyer. However, you also have the right to hire a civilian lawyer. If you face a special or general military court-martial, call the criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Murphy & Price, LLP, at 410-280-2500. We offer a free initial consultation about your rights as a defendant.

J. Dennis Murphy Jr. is a criminal defense lawyer with more than 25 years of experience prosecuting and defending people charged with military offenses. Before entering private practice, he was a member of the Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, prosecuting and defending military personnel charged with court-martial offenses. He also served for two years on the legal staff for the Superintendent of the Naval Academy in Annapolis.


JAG lawyers who are assigned to defend military personnel often do not have extensive courtroom experience. If you hire an experienced civilian lawyer, you can have the benefit of two attorneys working on your behalf: your military counsel and your civilian counsel. As your civilian attorney, our firm would not have any duty to the military. Our only duty would be to you as our client.

Nationwide Military Practice Available Worldwide In Many Cases

Attorneys J. Dennis Murphy Jr. and Warren D. Price can handle special and general court-martial cases in the U.S. military courts around the world. They frequently represent military personnel before military tribunals in San Diego, California; Norfolk, Virginia; Washington, D.C.; Denver, Colorado; and Annapolis, Maryland. Some of the military bases where they have handled military criminal cases include the Washington Navy Yard, Camp Pendleton, Fort Meade, Andrews Air Force Base and the naval air stations in San Diego and Norfolk.

Our Military Practice is nationwide as well as worldwide (which we should mention) but we want to focus our marketing efforts for military cases at the Washington Navy Yard (which services specific military bases on the East Coast, the San Diego California Area (which services specific military bases in Southern California), the Norfolk, VA area and the Albuquerque, New Mexico area, servicing Kirtland Air Force Base.

The types of military cases we defend include general and special courts-martial as well as representation for administrative discharge boards. Among the types of offenses we have experience defending are absence without leave, desertion, missing movement, disrespect, false statements, orders violations, false swearing, drug offenses, destruction of property, misuse of government property, theft, wrongful appropriation, assault, reckless endangerment, murder (for which we won an acquittal), rape sexual assault, sexual misconduct, sodomy, adultery, pandering, prostitution, child pornography, disorderly conduct and various other offenses under Articles 133 for charges of conduct unbecoming of an officer and Article 134 for conduct alleged to be prejudicial to good order and discipline or bringing discredit to the armed forces.

Free consultation: Contact the criminal defense lawyers at Murphy & Price, LLP, for a complimentary evaluation of your military court-martial case.

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