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Military Personnel Defense

If you have been charged with a crime and you are a part of the military, you may have some consequences to pay at both a civilian level and a military level. At The Law Offices of Smith & White, we have the experience of over thirty years representing criminal defendants. While you may not understand the best defense to the charges against you and how to deal with them, we do. Let us provide you with representation for your state or federal criminal case to avoid consequences to your military career.

Why Smith & White?

At The Law Offices Of Smith & White, we understand military career consequences. We are committed to endless hours of work so that your case is prepared in the most effective way. Not only will our Tacoma defense attorney for military personnel prepare your case, but if need be, we will represent you in a trial with the most vigorous presentation. We will be with you through to the end. If you are facing administrative discharge for a civilian crime or a military offense, we will defend you to the very end, given the circumstances. With our extensive criminal defense history, we will give you the very best chance at the best possible outcome for your case.

Court-Martial or State Court?

Because you are a member of the military, you might be wondering whether your case will be tried by a court-martial or a state court. It really depends on your case. Some are tried by one or the other, and some end up being tried by both. At The Law Offices Of Smith & White, we are experienced in representing military personnel in civilian court.

Client Reviews
I was represented by James White and have been nothing but satisfied with the outcome. Jame is very efficient and eliminates much of the stress that the judicial system can place on an offender. I am very grateful to have such a great attorney and owe him my gratitude for helping me when times were rough. Not only is he professional, but he is also someone you can talk to on a personal level. I highly recommend James White and would undoubtedly use him again in the future. If you are in search of an attorney, do yourself a favor and have the law offices of Smith & White represent you. Mike D.
I contacted James after my charge for reckless endangerment, and right from the start he was informative and reassuring. James worked hard to get me the best possible outcome, and was always very quick to return a call or text. He was straightforward and honest with me about my case, explaining both the good and the bad in a way that was reassuring without being misleading. Overall, I highly recommend Smith and White to anyone who is looking for the most professional representation in their legal matters. Matthew B.
Attorney James White was a beacon of hope for me at a time when my options appeared limited and the likeness of a satisfactory resolution seemed close to nothing. Not only was he able to defend me in a specific sticky situation in which I hired him for, I felt as though he also went above and beyond in efforts to provide me with the best outcome possible. His calm and professional demeanor offered such a great assurance to myself and those I care about around me. I am completely grateful for his service and I most definitely recommend Mr. White. Leyasha J.
Derek Smith guided us through a troubling legal situation with absolute professionalism. This was my first experience with a trial situation and Mr. Smith was able to address all of my questions and concerns in a way that helped address some of the fear I had regarding the legal system. Mr. Smith was highly effective during the trial and the result ended up in our favor. Legal troubles are scary and it was great knowing we had a fantastic legal team on our side to help navigate the somewhat confusing situation. My wife and I emphatically recommend this law firm. Steve B.
Mr. Smith was wonderful to work with. He was professional, knowledgeable and effective!! He takes the time to listen, which is amazing and can be a hard quality to find! He is informative and straight forward, which I truly appreciate! He was quite helpful on another matter that I asked his advise on. Thank you!!! Melika