Gonzalez & Waddington – Attorneys at Law

Korea Military Defense Attorneys

Aggressive Court-Martial Lawyers in Korea

Our military criminal defense attorneys have successfully defended Army soldiers worldwide, including numerous cases in Korea. Check out our case results to learn more.

We defend military cases at the following installations in South Korea

The hard-hitting criminal defense attorneys at Gonzalez & Waddington have developed a reputation for representing Soldiers at Army installations worldwide and particularly in South Korea, where we have an outstanding track record of fighting and winning cases. If you are stationed in Korea and are accused of a military crime, then retaining the most hard-hitting criminal defense attorney can be the difference between getting convicted versus winning your case or redeeming your career. Our court martial attorneys represent Korea-based soldiers in both criminal and administrative matters to include defending service members suspect of sexual assault, drug distribution, and other offenses under military law.

Hard-Hitting Military Lawyers in South Korea

The aggressive military defense lawyers at Gonzalez & Waddington defend the brave men and women serving in the United States military throughout the world, including South Korea, Japan, and Guam.

We defend Army soldiers at the following South Korea installations:

The Colorful History of Korea Military Bases

Militarydefenseattorney07.25431Most Americans probably think the ramping up of the United States military presence in Korea began at the onset of the Korean War. In fact, the United States began deploying Army, Navy, Marine Corp, and Air Force personnel to the Korean peninsula during World War I. The purpose of establishing a military presence in Korea involved deterring China from entering into the bloodshed unfolding in Europe.

Although the United States succeeded in deterring Chinese meddling during World War I, it had less success deterring Japan from entering the fracas of World War II. Military installations became launching pads for airstrikes deep within Japanese-held territories around the Pacific Rim and eventually, the attacks took place directly on Japanese soil. After World War II hostilities ceased, the United States changed military strategies for Korean located installations. The primary mission of Korean military bases concerned the rapidly growing Soviet threat and constant North Korean war clamoring.

Unlike the majority of civilian defense lawyers or your free Army attorney, pleading guilty is not something we commonly do. When our military defense attorneys take a case, we compel the Army to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. We take almost every case to trial and fight the allegations in front of a military jury.

Our Army court-martial outcomes speak for themselves. The accused Soldier and his or her well-being is our primary concern. Our court martial attorneys maintain lighter caseloads than the typical appointed US Army military attorney so that we can concentrate on every client on an individual basis. Your case will not be outsourced to a random lawyer and we will not push you into pleading guilty at the last minute. Our military attorneys have fought Army court-martial and administrative separation cases in the United States and globally.

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Our high-powered Army military defense attorneys will use our experience to fight your court-martial or administrative separation case in Korea.

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Military personnel working in Korea merit the best court-martial attorneys possible to represent them at their court-martial or ADSEP board.

If you or a loved one are stationed in Korea and are accused of a military crime such as Article 120 UCMJ military sexual assault or if you are facing an administrative separation, Article 15, show cause board, letter of reprimand or GOMOR, then call our court-martial defense lawyers now.

Korean Military Bases in the 21st Century

Towards the end of the 20th century, the United States operated military bases in South Korea to protect the South Koreans from the constant threat of North Korean attacks. The narrow DMZ leaves little wriggle room, which requires the deployment of thoroughly trained army units to patrol the southern half of the cease-fire line. Virtually every year since the announcement of the Korean cease fire, at least one incident has placed American troops stationed in South Korea on the highest military alert. After September 11, 2001, Korean military bases allowed the United States quicker access to the Middle East hot spots that include Iraq and Afghanistan. As of 2015, the United States military operated 15 bases in South Korea.

You Need the Best Korea Military Defense Lawyers on Your Side

Less than .004% of lawyers in the USA receive the honor to be selected as a member of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL). Michael Waddington is one of the chosen few to receive the distinguished honor. Mr. Waddington has received international recognition for his aggressive style of fighting unjust military legal cases, from simple administrative hearings to criminal charges that include murder. You cannot afford to place your military career and perhaps you freedom on the shoulders of a novice military defense lawyer. Contact Gonzalez & Waddington today for an initial consultation on your military legal case.

South Korea

South Korea is officially the Republic of Korea and generally referred to as Korea. It is a sovereign state in East Asia that forms the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. Korea derived its name from the ancient Kingdom of Koryŏ (Goguryeo). The capital of Korea is Seoul, the 2nd largest city in the world with more than 25 million people, which is roughly half of the total country’s population. It is currently the 7th largest importer and the 5th largest exporter in the world. South Korea is also a G-20 and an OECD DAC member. It is one of the world’s most developed economies, because of which South Koreans enjoy high civil liberties, since its first free elections in 1987.

Highlights of South Korea

As it is one of the world’s most developed democracies, they enjoy high civil liberties, since its first free elections in 1987. They also have all their fundamental rights protected by an effective rule of law system which is rated best in East Asia by the World Justice Project. The pop culture of South Korea has a considerable amount of influence on Asian countries. It is a global leader in education and the best among the OECD countries in student skills with the highest number of students holding a tertiary degree.

Having high-tech companies like Hyundai, Samsung, LG, Bloomberg Innovation Index named South Korea as the world’s most innovative country, ranking first in Research and Development and patents filed per GDP. It is also famous for being the world’s biggest shipbuilder, and possessing the world’s fastest internet speed, ranking first in ICT Development Index. With almost 100% of inhabitants having Korean ethnicity, South Korea is one of the most ethnically homogeneous societies in the world.

Military Details

Kunsan Air Base: This base lies on the coast of the Yellow Sea in western South Korea. Being one of the only two US Air Force installations in the Asian peninsula, it played an important role in the Korean War. The other Installation is found in Osan, nearly 6 hours away from Kunsan. Situated 150 miles from the capital city of Seoul, Kunsan Air Base is called by different names. It derives its name from the closest city known as Gunsan, which is also the official name of the Base.

Osan Air Base: This base is located 64 km from Seoul, in North Korea. The objective of the base is to ensure the protection of South Korea from all points of view. This is one of the two active facilities run by the USA in South Korea, under local laws and regulations. In the past, there were many facilities, but most of them are closed now.

Camp Casey Army Base: South Korea is yet undergoing a very tumultuous division that has adversely affected its relationships with many countries, especially the United States of America. Since the Korean War, military bases have been integrating with the US military and the most successful integration has been the Camp Casey Army Base, which is currently commanded by the United States Military 2nd Infantry Division. This 2ID, also known as the Warrior Division, possess a unique and combat strategy, which is totally different from other US Military armed forces as well as any other Korean forces. This Division was specifically established to support South Korean allies against North Korean aggression.

Camp Stanley Army Base: This US installation located close to Uijeongbu, and is considered to be the largest part of the Red Cloud Garrison. It is quite close to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) and supports in ensuring peace in the area. The origin of this base dates back to 1955 when a tent city was established to support the military actions around. In the same year, helicopters and units joined the Base. One of the most important events of the Base history is negative. Many men had stolen goods worth $8 million from the base between 2005 and 2006. They were eventually caught and convicted in 2009, most of them turned out to be civilian employees on the site.

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When You Require a Civilian military defense Lawyers in South Korea

We have successfully defended and acquitted US Military personnel living around the world. View our trial results with other military counsel.

Our military criminal defense counsel have earned a name for representing Military personnel In Korea. If you are stationed in South Korea and are suspected of a military crime, having the most aggressive civilian defense counsel can be the difference between getting a Dishonorable Discharge. Our military counsel tenaciously advise South Korea US service members in criminal and administrative cases of sexual crimes, Maiming – Article 128a, UCMJ, Rape, Soliciting Commission of Offenses – Article 82, UCMJ, or Mail Matter: Wrongful Taking, Opening, Etc. – Article 109a, UCMJ.

Our court-martial lawyers enthusiastically represent South Korea-based US military personnel charged with sexual assault, theft, Death, or Injury of an Unborn Child – Article 119a, UCMJ, and Aggravated Sexual Assault. We also defend against other allegations under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice.

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Unlike many criminal defense law firms or your delegated military defense lawyer, pleading guilty is not something we often do. When defense attorneys take your case, our civilian military defense counsel makes the government present the evidence and prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. We take almost every accusation to a court-martial trial and fight the allegations in front of a military jury.

Our lawyers will not outsource your case to a random lawyer, and we will not bully you into pleading guilty at the eleventh hour. Our court-martial defense lawyers have contested court-martials and administrative separation (ADSEP) boards in the United States and globally.

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Firm founder Alexandra González-Waddington, has fought for hundreds of American Military service members charged with felony crimes and has aggressively defended some of the most high-profile war crime cases from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Alexandra co-authored three of the best trial advocacy guides on cross-examination, Pattern Cross-Examination for Sexual Assault Cases: A Trial Strategy & Resource Guide, Pattern Cross-Examination for DNA and Biological Evidence, and Pattern Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses, published by NACDL. These books are used by criminal defense law firms in the United States and globally. In addition, Alexandra was one of the first defense lawyers to serve as a Public Defender for the Augusta Judicial Circuit.

Our firm’s other founding attorney, Michael Waddington, graduated from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, PA, and is a current member of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, one of the most honored legal groups comprised of some of the best criminal defense lawyers in the USA. In addition, some of Michael Waddington’s cases were made into films, such as “Taxi to the Dark Side.” He also commonly instructs criminal lawyers on cross-examining victims. Finally, our hard-hitting South Korean military criminal defense attorneys will use our history to defend your court-martial or administrative separation case in the Republic of Korea.

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Military service members stationed in the Republic of Korea require the best defense counsel to defend them at their military trial or administrative separation board. So if you or a family member are stationed in the Republic of Korea and are suspected of a military crime or if you are looking at an NJP, then reach out to our military criminal defense counsel today.

Information on South Korea

Military law forms the backbone of the military legal system. It applies to all active duty, national guard and reserves, and retired armed forces personnel across all branches. If you or someone close to you has been charged with a crime under the UCMJ, you must turn to lawyers for help right away. The hard-hitting military counsel at Gonzalez & Waddington can help. As a former member of the US Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG), Michael Waddington has a proven track record of representing American Military service members in criminal and non-judicial matters.

South Korea-based US service members need to know their rights. First, US service members have the right to be represented by a defense counsel, so don’t wait to contact court-martial lawyers. Instead, call the criminal defense lawyers at Gonzalez & Waddington to start fighting your charges. Our counsel will handle your case from start to finish.

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Our court-martial defense attorneys will arrange free counseling to discuss your allegations in detail and explain how they will fight your case.

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Military Air Force Bases in South Korea

The military air force in South Korea has been active in many countries globally. The United States is no exception to this, and in the 1950s and 1960s, the United States Army maintained a presence in the country. In the aftermath of World War II, the military air force in South Korea became the most important base in the region. During the Korean War, the military air force in South Korea hosted the United States Fleet as a haven for evacuating the American forces from Guam and Okinawa.

The military air force bases in South Korea are dotted across the peninsula. The earliest of these bases was at Osan, the nucleus for more than 20 USAF operations on the peninsula. The modern era of the base saw the construction of new housing and community support facilities. Its location is about 100 miles north of Seoul. Most airmen are assigned to Osan, one of the most heavily defended bases in the world.

In the 1950s, the USAF started establishing military air force bases in South Korea. The first base to open was Osan, built by the Aviation Engineers during the Korean War. The next base to be built was Inchon, the first military airbase in the world. After this, the United States military in South Korea had eight bases. These military air bases were a hub for the USAF and other international air units.

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Other military air force bases in South Korea include Pohang, Inchon, and Itazuke. The combined air operations center was the most important base for the US military in the region. These centers provided close air support to the US and their troops. During the Korean war, the USAF used these bases to support the allied forces. These missions were extremely successful, as the allied forces could strike enemy airfields and destroy a major enemy.

The military air force bases in South Korea are crucial in sustaining the war against the North. If the US is involved, it will be essential for the US and the FEAF to maintain a strong alliance. The military air force of South Korea will be crucial to the US and its allies. In a war, the two sides will be at odds for a long time. In case of a conflict, the two countries would defeat their enemies.

The US Army Air Forces in South Korea also have the F-84 Thunderjet. In addition to its missions in South Korea, the 374th Troop Carrier Group flew the first flight with MPQ-2 radar. The 116th FBW also flew the first mission with the F-86s in Japan. The B-29s used by the FEAF and USMC in South Korea also launched the FEAF.

The United States Air Forces in South Korea conducted several attacks in the area of the enemy’s training grounds. The X Corps and the Fifth Air Force attacked the North Korean military air force’s training bases. The FEAF was part of the Sixth Army. After the attack, the F-86s to destroy the Yonggang and the Baekwon. It was the first US Military Air Force to perform a nighttime raid.

On Dec. 27, the Fifth Air Force bombed the three North Korean airfields in the region of Yongmi-dong. In the process, it destroyed three railroad bridges. The 5th Airforce attacked the Kunu-ri on the same day. Its B-29s bombed the North’s supply base. It also took down a B-29 from the 38th Parallel.

As the South Korean military is a young country, it was still largely independent, and its first attacks were against the Yongsan and Namsi airfields. The latter was the first to launch a successful attack against the Yongsan irrigation dam. The 18th Fighter Bomber Wing carried out the Yongsan bombing operations. The Yongsan MiGs shot down the X-29.

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