Unfortunately, domestic assault is a charge that MJA defends against quite regularly. It goes without saying that a marriage can be a difficult endeavor, but a military marriage can be stressed even more than most due to the young age of the couples, financial constraints, deployment and training tempo. Furthermore, many young military couples live on base where there is far less privacy, and more police presence. Along with sexual assault, domestic assault has become a hot button issue for the military as a whole. Domestic assault allegations (and convictions) can have a direct impact on whether a servicemember can remain of active duty due to the Lautenberg Act, which prevents any American citizen from owning, possessing, or transferring a firearm if found guilty of a violent crime. If you are under investigation for domestic assault or any domestic disturbance, immediately call our offices before you make any statements to your command and/or law enforcement.