Former JAG Prosecutor Defending Clients In Illinois

When a member of the military is accused of a crime, he or she faces a different criminal justice system than civilians do. Courts-martial abide by their own set of rules and restrictions, rules that many servicemen and servicewomen are unfamiliar with.

It takes a criminal defense attorney with particular skills and experience to successfully resolve a military defense case. At the Peoria law firm of Schierer & Ritchie, LLC, we are familiar with courts-martial from every perspective. In fact, attorney Charles Schierer worked for four years in the United States Navy JAG Corps, where he served as a prosecutor and legal adviser. This experience gives him a deep legal understanding of the court-martial process.

As a former prosecutor, Mr. Schierer understands the values, goals and intentions of the opposition. Today, he uses this knowledge to protect the rights and interests of his clients.

Protect Your Military Benefits

As a member of the military, you have accumulated certain rights and benefits that serve as repayment for your service. When you are charged with a crime, suddenly those benefits are at risk. The punishment for military crimes, then, stretch beyond the loss of rank or possible jail time; the loss of benefits represents a lifelong disadvantage for those convicted. Our attorneys understand this, and will take all the steps necessary to help protect not only your rights and freedom, but your military benefits as well.

Our Peoria military defense lawyers can provide a level of service and attention that your military-appointed attorney probably will not be able to match. We work closely with each of our clients, meeting with him or her one-on-one to determine the best ways we can present his or her case. When the time comes, we fight aggressively to defend our clients, always seeking out a resolution that supports their best interests.

Don't Hesitate To Contact An Experienced Illinois Attorney

Get the experience of a former JAG prosecutor on your side. Contact Schierer & Ritchie, LLC, online or call 309-270-1742 or 800-610-9425.