UA / AWOL Attorney in Grand Rapids

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If a service member leaves the military without permission, this is known as:

  • Unauthorized Absence (UA)
  • Absent Without Leave (AWOL)

These actions are a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). In many cases, a service member may leave the service due to medical or personal issues or problems back home. For whatever reason an individual leaves, his / her UA or AWOL status will be entered into the nationwide database. This means that there could be a warrant out for your arrest—which means you could be arrested, incarcerated, and picked up by military officials even after being pulled over for something as simple as speeding or another minor traffic infraction.

Consequences for leaving without permission could include incarceration and court martial. It is critical to receive counsel from an experienced and knowledgeable military defense attorney in West Michigan if you have been accused of UA / AWOL. We understand how to handle all of these cases and how to protect your future, your rights, and your career. As one of the fastest growing law firm in West Michigan, included in the Best Law Firms list published by U.S. News & World Report 2016, you can rely on the representation offered by Willis Law.

Possible Defenses for UA / AWOL

Don’t lose hope. The right lawyer on your side can make a major difference. We understand the military procedures and processes involved in defending service members accused of desertion. Don’t jeopardize your career, freedom, or future because of an unauthorized leave. Our Kalamazoo military criminal defense lawyers can help.

Contact Willis Law at (888) 461-7744 for a free case evaluation. You can also use our online form to get in touch with us.


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