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Jacksonville, FL, Military Defense Lawyers

Located in the northeast corner of Florida, Jacksonville is the state’s largest city. It has many tourist attractions, including dozens of golf courses—public, private, and municipal—drawing players of all abilities worldwide. Jacksonville also boasts of the country’s largest vehicle-handling port, the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT). A US Strategic Seaport, JAXPORT ships military cargo for national defense, disaster relief, and foreign humanitarian assistance. Two naval air stations and a submarine base are also in the area.

Military Defense Practice Areas

Wherever you are stationed—from the Naval Air Station Mayport near Jacksonville to the Army’s Torii Station in Okinawa, Japan—know that the attorneys at Capovilla & Williams have your back. We will use our 60 years of combined military service and legal experience to represent you. That’s right, we’ve served our country just like you, and we’ve also worked as military prosecutors and military defense attorneys. The unique, powerful insights on the courts-martial process we gained have been enhanced by our experience defending service members like you. So, if you face charges, contact us right away. We are dedicated to making the process as painless as possible for you as we protect your career, reputation, and future.

Our practice areas include:

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

Naval Installations Near Jacksonville 

Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jacksonville)The area was where NAS Jacksonville now sits was a US Army training camp during World War I. The Navy commissioned it as an air station in 1940, more than a year before the US entered World War II. NAS Jacksonville is now the largest Navy base in the Southeast Region and third largest in the US; it employs over 50,000 active-duty personnel, civilian employees, and contractors. The Navy’s largest aviation squadron, Patrol Squadron THIRTY (VP-30), is housed at NAS Jacksonville. The station also has a naval hospital and an aviation maintenance training facility. In addition, the station’s Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, a maintenance, repair, and operations depot, is the largest employer in the Northeast Florida/Southern Georgia region. 

Naval Air Station Mayport (NAS Mayport)The Navy commissioned this station in December 1942, one year after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. It occupies more than 3,400 acres about 18 miles northeast of downtown Jacksonville, where the St. Johns River empties into the Atlantic Ocean. NAS Mayport has an 8,000-foot runway that can accommodate even the largest aircraft in the Department of Defense inventory. It has a protected harbor spacious enough for 34 ships, including aircraft carrier-size vessels. The 80 tenant commands it hosts include 22 naval ships and six Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) Mark III helicopter squadrons. In addition, the SH-60B Seahawk LAMPS MKIII has its operational and training headquarters there. This twin-engine helicopter is used for anti-submarine warfare. 

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay (NSB Kings Bay) NSB Kings Bay is in Kings Bay, Georgia, about 40 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida. Unlike the other two Naval installations close to Jacksonville, the NSB Kings Bay did not play a role in World War II. Military Ocean Terminal Kings Bay, completed by the US Army in 1958, was the area’s first military tenant. Features included a 2,000-foot-long, 87-foot-wide steel and concrete wharf. However, the Army never used it as originally intended, and in 1978, the property was transferred from the Army to the Navy. Now known as Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, the installation includes the former Army terminal, plus several thousand additional acres. It is the home to the Trident Training Facility (TTF), the Trident Refit Facility (TRF), and the Strategic Weapons Facility, Atlantic (SWFLANT). In addition, it is the homeport for six nuclear-powered submarines and two guided-missile submarines.

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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