DUI On A Military Base: Marines Stationed In North Carolina
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune has a zero-tolerance police for impaired driving. The Provost Marshall's Office (PMO) regularly sets up checkpoints aboard Camp Lejeune, often in cooperation with local Jacksonville law enforcement to stop and arrest military personnel who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
A military DUI can have serious consequences for a Marine. At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, in Wilmington, we put the experience of former New Hanover County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Roberts to work for your DWI defense. If you were charged with DWI on a military base, contact our firm online or at 910-212-5555 to put our criminal defense team on your side.
What To Expect In A Marine Corps DWI
If you are arrested for DWI while at Camp Lejeune, you will be taken to the PMO's office for testing. If you are impaired by a substance other than alcohol, your blood will be drawn at the Naval Hospital and sent for testing at the Armed Forces Institute for Pathology.
Camp Lejeune Base Traffic Court
If you were arrested for DWI aboard Camp Lejeune, you will receive a DD Form 1408 from the MP who stopped you. The citation will include a court date for which you must appear unless other arrangements have been made and you must be in uniform. Your on-base driving privileges will be revoked for one year. You will be given an option to waive your right to a hearing under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and instead accept a non-judicial punishment (NJP). This will allow you to avoid a military courts martial.
Charged With A DUI On Camp Lejeune? Call Roberts Law Group, PLLC
The military DWI defense lawyers of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, have helped Marines just like you who have gotten into trouble with the law while aboard MCAS Camp Lejeune. Contact us online or call 910-212-5555 to schedule a free initial consultation with an impaired driving defense attorney today.
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