Advice on Courts-Martial and Military Boards

Military Justice

Have you been accused of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)?

Are you facing a UCMJ Article 32 proceeding or a court-martial?

Are you seeking advice whether to accept punishment under UCMJ Article 15 (captain's mast/office hours/NPJ)?

You need somebody on your side.

Earle A. Partington is an experienced and aggressive military defense attorney who knows the system and can help advise on your defenses and appeal. As a retired judge advocate and a graduate of the Military Judges Course at the Army JAG School, Earle A. Partington understands how the system works and can advise on your particular case anywhere in the world.

33 years in the military

Earle A. Partington served in the Naval Reserve, Regular Army, and the Army Reserve for more than thirty-three years (1963-1995) – active duty and reserve – with tours of duty in Vietnam in 1965-1966 and in Somalia for Operation Restore Hope in 1992. Earle A. Partington has successfully defended and appealed cases like yours over the past 40 years.

Serving you worldwide from Hawaii

If you are in the Pacific area, Earle A. Partington is located just minutes from Pacific Command in Hawaii.


Help yourself by following these rules:

First rule: keep quiet…do not talk! Immediately request and attorney.

If you are a suspect, or have reason to believe that you may become a suspect, the single most important rule for you to follow is to say nothing and request an attorney. Do not lie, just invoke your right to remain silent.

Talk to no one except your attorney. Do not talk with friends, relatives, your chain of command, or law enforcement personnel about the matter regardless of your relationship with them in the past and regardless of what such person may say to you.

Anything you say to anyone other than your attorney, by talking, writing, or even gestures may be used to convict you. It will not help you to tell anyone other than your own lawyer anything related to the situation. Do not 'be reasonable,' do not 'cooperate.' Be quiet, composed, say nothing, and request an attorney!

Your article 31 rights under the UCMJ:

Before even attempting to ask you any questions, military investigators who suspect you of committing a criminal offense must read you your UCMJ Article 31 rights which include the right to remain silent (see sidebar on left). Exercise that right and remain silent!

Request an attorney. Do not answer any questions! Do not lie! Stay silent!

You can talk with Earle A. Partington in complete confidence. What you tell him generally is protected from disclosure by attorney-client confidentiality and may not be used against you.

Get started on your defense now.

The sooner Earle A. Partington can start working together on your defense, the better the outcome is likely to be. Witnesses or evidence that could help your case may not be available in the future.

Do not wait until after mistakes have been made that may get you convicted.

Email Earle A. Partington today for expert help.

The sooner Earle A. Partington can start working together on your defense, the easier it will be to obtain a positive result. He pays attention to detail (see In The News).

The best way to reach Earle A. Partington is to send him an email with a brief description of your situation:

You may also send faxes to 808-537-1144 or call 808-526-9500.

The best time to call is between 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Hawaiian Standard Time (0300-0630 hours Zulu). Earle A. Partington cannot return international phone calls. Please understand that you cannot obtain competent advice via the Internet, so do not email Earle A. Partington about your case and expect him to tell you what to do in your case. Competent advice can only come after a thorough investigation into the facts of a case.

Please note: EARLE A. PARTINGTON DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES IN THE AREA OF VETERANS LAW WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MILITARY LAW. Contact the local office of the Veterans Administration for assistance, or search the internet for Washington, D.C., attorneys emphasizing Veterans Law. Earle A. Partington knows nothing about Veterans Law.