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Distinctions of Military Law

Military law, like its civilian counterpart, has different systems and degrees of punishment to address the act which a servicemember is alleged to have committed. In terms of criminal law, minor military crimes may be disposed of through a non-judicial process set forth in Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, while serious military crimes are tried at a court-martial.  However, not all allegations of misconduct necessitate criminal process, instead, military members may face other adverse administrative actions, which although non-criminal, are no less fraught with career-ending consequences that may include, administrative separation, show cause boards of inquiry, general officer reprimands (GOMOR), bars to enlistment, and in cases of Cadets, ROTC disenrollment or academic, misconduct and honor boards at the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York. 

Experience Matters

Matthew G. Jubelt has appeared before hundreds of Courts-Martials and Boards of Inquiry, throughout his career. Matthew's clients enjoy the benefits of his trial experience and relationships with expert witnesses, investigators, and military justice practitioners in and out of uniform.  Matthew's experience includes representing clients in contested cases involving homicides, narcotics, violent crimes, and sexual offenses, as well as other military-specific offenses.

Premier Military Defense Counsel for Fort Drum & West Point, New York

Matthew Jubelt is New York's Premier Military Attorney for Fort Drum and West Point, New York.  As a native Upstate New Yorker, Matthew requested to serve multiple tours as a prosecutor and then as a defense counsel at Fort Drum where he was responsible for defending officers and enlisted servicemembers from the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum as well as Cadets at West Point who were accused of misconduct, servicemembers stationed at the United States Military Academy, and New York Army National Guard and Reservists stationed throughout New York.  While in uniform, Matthew spent seven years prosecuting and defending military cases at Fort Drum and West Point areas.  Today, in private practice, Matthew continues his legacy of representing servicemembers at Fort Drum, West Point and throughout the State of New York. 

Other Locations Served

Although Matthew focuses his practices primarily in New York he has and frequently represents servicemembers throughout other jurisdictions in the United States, including, but not limited to the following U.S. Army installations:  Fort Novosel, Redstone ArsenalFort Richardson, Fort Wainwright, Fort Huachuca, Yuma Proving Ground, Fort Irwin, Presidio of Monterey, Fort Carson, U.S. Central Command, U.S. Southern Command, Fort Moore, Fort Eisenhower, Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield, Schofield Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley, Fort Campbell, Fort Knox, Fort Johnson, Military District of Washington, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fort Meade, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Fort Detrick, Fort Myer Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Fort Belvoir, Fort EustisFort Gregg-Adams, Fort Leonard Wood, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Fort DrumFort Hamilton, United States Military Academy, West Point, Fort LibertyFort Sill, Carlisle BarracksFort JacksonFort Bliss, Fort HoodJoint Base San Antonio, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

In the post-9/11 world the Manual for Courts-Martial (M.C.M.), the Rules for Courts-Martial (R.C.M.), Military Rules of Evidence (M.R.E.) and the Uniform Code of Military Justice (U.C.M.J.) have been been subject to frequent modifications. The frequency and significance of these changes makes the importance of engaging a military law practitioner all the more imperative. Contact our firm today to secure a military law practitioner who possesses the knowledge, experience and expertise to safe guard your or your loved one's future.
Military Justice Resources
Military Periodicals
Military Justice Blogs and Institutes
  • The National Institute of Military Justice (formerly known as CAAFlog) is an online forum dedicated to the topic of military law–especially military criminal law.
  • Lawfare.  Lawfare is a military law blog by Charles J. Dunlap Jr., the former deputy Judge Advocate General of the United States Air Force.  Professor Dunlap, Jr. is a Professor of Practice at the Duke University School of Law and Executive Director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. 

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