Military Service members, National Guard and Veterans
As a Navy Veteran attorney John M. Tymczyszyn understands the sacrifice that active-duty military, veterans and their families have made for our country. If you are Active-Duty military personnel, Veteran or dependent of the United States military ask us about discounts.
Remember, an arrest is not a conviction. As a member of the military charged with a crime, the consequences are often greater than what a civilian would be face. You are likely to face consequences from your chain of command as well as the civilian court system. Having an attorney who understand the military chain of command, and can explain it to the prosecution and civilian judges is essential. A conviction of domestic violence, assault or DUI can impact your military career. Let our firm help protect the career you have built.
You served your country and have transitioned to civilian life. If you are charged with a crime it can impact your freedom and civilian career, especially in law enforcement or government service. Sometimes knowing about your service can greatly impact the opinion of a prosecutor, judge or jury. Your service deserves to be recognized and understood. Unlike many attorneys I will not just ask you questions about what happened on the day you got arrested. I'll ask you questions about your military service and your accomplishments so that we can bring out who you are as a person to the prosecutor, judge or jury.
A criminal conviction and even traffic tickets can impact your ability to obtain or maintain a security clearance. If you have been charged with a crime or have received a moving violation it is important to address the issue right away. Most Top Secret security clearances are renewed every 5 years, Secret security clearances are renewed every 10 years. This means that an investigator will pull your criminal history, arrest record and driving record. An experienced attorney can assist you with minimizing the impact of a blemish on an otherwise impressive record.
Protect Your Gun Rights
A conviction can impact your gun rights! Felony convictions and misdemeanor convictions for domestic violence can prevent you from owning a firearm and could end your career. Domestic Violence charges and Domestic Violence protection orders can end your 2nd Amendment Right to own a firearm. Additionally, if a civilian court determines that you cannot be trusted with a firearm the military may simply decide to discharge you.
Bases we Serve
JBLM (Joint Base Lewis McChord)
Naval Station Everett, WA
NAS Whidbey Island
Naval Hospital Bremerton
Navy Base Kitsap