Pretrial Confinement

Owens & Kurz, LLC has the Military experience you need on your side.

Military Pretrial Confinement

Experienced Military Criminal Defense Attorneys

When someone is placed under arrest and charged with a crime, Constitutional rights are in place to ensure they are not left stagnant in a jail cell and awaiting trial for an unreasonably long period of time. A commander can place a military service member in pretrial confinement with as little as a written memorandum, often for months until the day a trial starts. During this time, the confined service member is given little to no information about what is happening with their case.

We are military criminal defense attorneys who fight for service members who are wrongfully confined, before a military trial or a military court-martial. If you or a loved one have been kept in military pretrial confinement and felt your rights have been infringed, please do not hesitate to contact us to see how we can help you pursue liberty.

Service members across the country count on our legal team because:

  • We have 40+ combined years of legal experience.
  • We are fully focused on military law cases.
  • We are led by two former active service members.
  • We can be reached 24/7 for client emergencies.

Know Your Rights & Protect Them with Our Help

Service members are often talked into waiving pretrial confinement hearings. Do not do the same. You should fight for your liberty, which will become much more challenging if you waive this important right. Our military criminal defense lawyers can challenge the government’s grounds for confinement, learn about evidence in the government’s possession, and ensure that you get full credit for every day you may have been placed in pretrial confinement, or in conditions similar to confinement.

The burden is on the command to show probable cause that a service member committed offenses that can be penalized by confinement and other consequences. The command must also show through probable cause that lesser forms of restraint were ineffective, or that a lack of confinement would create a risk of serious future misconduct. If the Government has not met its burden of proof on all of the required prongs, a service member cannot be placed in pre-trial confinement.

Make sure you have representation that can fight for you at all stages and at every turn.  Contact Owens & Kurz, LLC to get insightful and experience military lawyers on your side.


  • "I recommend all military personnel on the east coast to hire him before talking to any investigations officers or MP's."
    Jonathan, a Military Client
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