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Charleston, SC, Military Defense Lawyers

Charleston, SC, enjoys a location along Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean; two shipping terminals serve its important commercial shipping industry. The area is also becoming a hub for information technology businesses. A thriving cultural environment with theaters, art galleries, and live music attracts thousands of visitors each year. Travelers arriving at the Charleston International Airport may not realize it is a joint civil-military airport—Charleston Air Force Base, part of Joint Base Charleston, owns and operates the airfield.

Military Defense Practice Areas

If you are serving at Joint Base Charleston—or at any other military installation in the US or overseas—contact us at Capovilla &Williams if you face charges. You need a team prepared to lead the battle for your good name, career, and future. We have helped service members just like you prevail when faced with accusations of sexual assault, drug crimes, and more. From relentlessly thorough investigations to top-notch court-martial defense informed by our experience as military prosecutors, we have your back. Our attorneys have 60 years of combined legal experience and military service. We understand the inner workings of agencies like CID and OSI—they are rewarded not for finding the truth but for the number of convictions against service members like you. As you navigate the military justice system, let us be your guide and your champion.

Our practice areas include:

  • Sexual Assault Defense
  • Domestic Violence and Assault Defense
  • BAH Fraud and Travel Voucher Fraud
  • Article 15/Non-Judicial Proceedings
  • Drug Crimes/Positive Urinalysis Defense
  • Separation Boards
  • Discharge Upgrades
  • ROTC Disenrollment Boards

Joint Base Charleston 

The 628th Air Base Wing (628 ABW) is the host wing. It provides installation support for over 60 Department of Defense and Federal agencies. It serves more than 90,000 individuals, including service members, civilians, family members, and retirees. It has two operational groups and a wing staff directorate. The 628th Mission Support Group supports the 628th ABW and the 437th and 315th Airlift Wings by providing programs, policies, services, and facilities to 7,300 personnel. In addition to providing healthcare, the 628th Medical Group trains and deploys personnel for wartime readiness. The agencies of the 628th Airlift Wing Staff support the wing commander and the installation. The base also operations three locomotives critical to moving munitions.

The 437th Airlift Wing (437 AW) maintains 41 C-17A Globemaster III aircraft; they are used for aeromedical evacuation, delivering equipment and supplies, and more. In addition, the 437 AW supports US Embassies by supplying humanitarian airlift relief to disaster victims. The 437th Operations Group is responsible for direct delivery, airdrop, and refueling of the C-17 aircraft. The 437th Maintenance Group provides organizational and intermediate-level maintenance of the C-17 aircraft, and they provide loading and unloading expertise for cargo and personnel. 

Charleston Air Force BaseThe War Department activated Charleston Municipal Airport, now known as Charleston International Airport, as a base in 1942. It returned to civilian status in 1947, but the Cold War ushered in more changes: Charleston Air Force Base was built close by. The base and the airport have shared two intersecting runways ever since. Under Department of Defense orders, Charleston Air Force Base and the Naval Support Activity Charleston were fully operational as Joint Base Charleston in 2010.

Naval Support Activity Charleston (NSA Charleston)Commissioned in 1941, this US Navy base is on the west bank of the Cooper River in Goose Creek, SC. Now a training center, it grew to its current 40 tenant commands, including Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard units. Training units include Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC), the Border Patrol satellite academy, and Nuclear Power Training Unit. Its Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) is the Charleston area’s largest employer. 

Experienced Military Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you’re facing criminal charges, court-martial, or disciplinary action—don’t delay—call an experienced Capovilla & Williams military defense specialist today at 404-496-7674 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.

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