Camp H.M. Smith Marine Corps Base Hawaii, is a Marine Corps installation located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. It is the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) and thousands of military service members and their families.

Camp Smith and the Marines stationed there have a critical role in all military matters impacting the Pacific theater. But even years of faithful service won’t protect Camp Smith Marines from military prosecutors with a one-track mind. Even the weakest of accusations can lead to horrific outcomes. Make no mistake, innocent people are sometimes convicted, including military service members.

Any allegation of a UCMJ violation is almost guaranteed to have an adverse impact on a service member’s life and military career. And if convicted, you can expect the government to seek the harshest sentence possible—one that not only destroys your career progression but may very well ruin the remainder of your life.

  • Your years of honorable service and the sacrifices you and your family have made will mean little to government prosecutors. They will likely pursue a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge, a reduction in rank, and even imprisonment, depending on the UCMJ allegations. 
  • A general or special court martial conviction could follow you for the rest of your life. Large fines and even sex offender registration is possible depending on the nature of the UCMJ offense. 
  • As a U.S. Marine, you may have been targeted by fanatical military law enforcement agents from NCIS or CID, and you may have even gotten caught up in a legally questionable sting operation that copies sensationalized TV shows meant to get ratings, like To Catch a Predator.

With these dangers staring you in the face, you have to make a decision on whether you want to roll over and give up, or fight back. If you’re not ready to give up. If you want to fight back and try for the best possible outcome, then you need a team headed by a military criminal defense attorney on your side to fight back with you. Going it alone is a recipe for disaster and could make your situation even worse.

Are you a Camp Smith Marine facing investigation or UCMJ charges? Do you want to fight back against the government’s attacks against you? If yes, contact the office of Noel Tipon today to learn how our team of Hawaii-based court martial lawyers would investigate, prepare, and defend your case.

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Camp H.M. Smith Marine Corps Base Hawaii Background and Court Martial Proceedings

Camp H.M. Smith is named after Marine Corps General, Holland McTyeire Smith—affectionately known as “Howlin Mad” Smith. Today, Camp Smith is home to PACOM, MARFORPAC, and SOCPAC.

Because of the interplay between the military’s war on drugs and sexual assault, and the political atmosphere that these so called wars are being waged within, Marines at Camp Smith and throughout Hawaii have become increased targets of military prosecutors and investigators from NCIS and CID. This increased targeting is also a result of recent high-profile court-martial cases involving Hawaii Marines.

Whatever the reason for the targeting though, Marines in Hawaii need to understand that if your command is coming after you via an investigation or UCMJ charges, they aren’t messing around. They’re playing to win and that may mean you LOSE your military career and maybe even your freedom. So you need to play to WIN too.

Without an experienced team of defense attorneys representing you, the chances of beating the UMCJ matters you are facing probably plummet drastically. You need to even the playing field. You need experienced court martial lawyers that will outwork your enemy. And if the government and your command is coming after you, that is what they are—YOUR ENEMY.

Contact Noel Tipon NOW to learn how we would investigate, prepare, and defend your case.

Marine Corps Service Members at Camp H.M. Smith Trust Noel Tipon to Defend Them

Our court martial defense attorneys have been defending Hawaii service members for years. Being located right around the corner from Camp H.M. Smith helps us serve our Marine Corps clients better than any other law firm that focuses on military law and UCMJ defense.

  • Every day, hour, or minute that slips by without legal representation is precious time that is lost forever. You can’t afford to lose this time because the government is working around the clock to gather evidence against you. Our law firm is positioned not to lose that time. Noel Tipon is based right here on Oahu and can reach Hawaii service members with the speed you need and deserve from your military defense lawyer. And our UCMJ experience speaks for itself.
  • We have a track record of winning for our military clients around the world and in Hawaii. Because our court martial lawyers live in Hawaii, we believe we have an edge over those that don’t. We know the prosecutors, we know how they think, and we know how to deal with them.
  • Our relationships with Hawaii military law enforcement and government agents are extensive. While NCIS and CID may seem scary to most, we interact with them all the time. This provides tremendous advantages that cannot be quantified.

Noel Tipon serves all U.S. Marine personnel at Camp H.M. Smith. If you want to fight the UCMJ matter you are facing, call us TODAY to learn how we would investigate, prepare, and defend your case.


Does Noel Tipon Defend Against Both Court Martial Charges and Hawaii State Charges?

Yes. If you’re accused of a felony-level crime in Hawaii and the charges remain in Hawaii state court, we can assist you. If the military brings charges against you, we’ll defend your case in military courts. Either way, Noel Tipon has you covered.

Noel Tipon serves all U.S. Marine and Navy personnel at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Call us TODAY for a free consultation into your case and learn how we would aggressively defend you against unrelenting government attacks.

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