Military Law

Experience with the Military

The Law Office of Samuel C. Moore is dedicated to serving military servicemembers who are under investigation or facing adverse administrative or criminal action. Unlike civilian jurisdictions, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (U.C.M.J.) allows an accused to retain civilian defense counsel from across the United States to represent the servicemember’s rights at a court-martial.

Sam Moore served as an active duty United States Marine Corps Judge Advocate and he continues to serve as a Marine Corps reservist. He deployed to Afghanistan in a joint environment with the Army’s 82d Airborne Division and later the Army’s 101st Airborne Division. He also served alongside the Navy at the Washington Navy Yard.

Because of his deployments and duties, he understands the challenges that our nation’s servicemembers face every day and in all corners of the world. He knows what it is like to be half a world away from your family and he also realize that sometimes our servicemembers require legal protection–based on their dedication and commitment to our nation, he believes our servicemen and women deserve the very best.

Additionally, he understands that servicemembers would not be successful without their families and our nation’s veterans who paved the way for today’s military. They deserve our utmost thanks, and the firm is committed to serving their legal needs across Virginia and Washington, D.C.

If you are an active duty servicemember in any branch of the military, a family member, or a veteran you need an attorney who understands your legal rights and the military. Contact the office today.

Military Law

  • Administrative Separation Board
  • Article 32 Investigation
  • Appellate
  • Board of Inquiry
  • Court-Martial Defense (Special or General Courts-Martial)
  • Representation in Virginia and the District of Columbia

Representation in Virginia Courts

In addition to military-specific forums, our office regularly represents servicemembers who have civilian cases–whether criminal or civil–in the local Commonwealth of Virginia or District of Columbia courts. While the case may be pursued by local civilian authorities or a civilian opponent, the consequences to a servicemembers’ military career are always an important consideration in developing a case strategy.

A servicemember’s Virginia criminal or civil case has the potential to impact a security clearance or it may lead to administrative punishment or separation. Likewise, the outcome may effect future promotion and advancement opportunities. Our office will ensure that your specific case strategy makes sense for both the civilian court and the military.