DUI Defense For Naval Academy Cadets

A DUI arrest is always serious, but for midshipmen or officers of the Naval Academy it can be career-ending. To avoid a criminal conviction and the corresponding military punishment, you need aggressive defense by a DUI attorney with experience representing Navy personnel.

The Annapolis criminal defense lawyers at Cochran & Chhabra, LLC understand what is at stake and we know how to fight drunk driving charges. We have helped many Naval Academy cadets (midshipmen), as well as other USNA personnel and civilians, avoid prosecution or the harshest consequences. Contact us today for a free consultation about your situation.

Aggressive Defense For Midshipmen, USNA Personnel And Naval Academy Cadets

A conviction for drunk driving is viewed as a violation of the USNA's Honor Concept, and is subject to severe sanctions under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Our goal is to prevent your case from getting that far, by getting the criminal charges dismissed, winning your case at trial or negotiating an alternative resolution that will salvage your military career.

Our trial attorneys are highly experienced in all facets of DUI/DWI defense, including some of the same DUI training and certification that law enforcement officers receive. We also understand drunk driving defense in terms of federal jurisdiction, military status and military procedure:

  • We have represented Navy personnel arrested for DUI on Naval Academy grounds or joint jurisdiction roads (such as King George Street or the Severn River Bridge). These cases are heard at the Academy before a federal magistrate judge and potentially carry the most severe punishment. We will do everything we can to spare our client from incarceration, dismissal from the Academy and/or discharge from the U.S. Navy.
  • We have also defended USNA personnel arrested for DUI in the city of Annapolis or elsewhere in Maryland by local police or state police. We will represent you in local courts and before the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) to protect your freedom and your driver's license. Just as importantly, we will exhaust all opportunities to resolve your DUI case with no long-term impact on your military career.
Civilian DUI Arrests On Naval Academy Grounds
We also represent nonmilitary citizens arrested for impaired driving on USNA grounds or joint jurisdiction roadways outside the Academy gates. We are confident that our courtroom experience and our knowledge of Maryland DUI law and federal procedure can make a positive difference in the outcome of our case.

Experienced Annapolis Attorneys For Naval Academy DUI

The criminal penalties and the potential impact on your midshipman status depend on the specifics of your case. Our defense strategy is also dependent on the particular facts and circumstances of your arrest. We take great care with your case to put you in the best position for a favorable outcome.

For a free case evaluation, call Cochran and Chhabra, LLC, day or night at 410.268.5515 or 888.268.5515, or contact us online. Se habla español.

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