There are approximately 283,000 members of the military in San Antonio, with such a large number at three military bases, which include Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base and Randolph Air Force Base, someone is bound to get arrested while in the military in San Antonio.
There are differences in how courts treat members of the military when they are arrested in San Antonio:
- Your military legal assistance office can help you with legal representation.
- You can file for a delay of your court date if you will be unavailable due to your military unit’s schedule.
If you are arrested while in the military and convicted, the military may decrease your rank, have your security clearance revoked, or you could even be dismissed from the military.
If you are arrested while in the military in San Antonio, you will still need to go before the magistrate to find out if you can get out of jail with a bail bond. Obviously your military commitments increase the seriousness of the situation as you not only have to follow Texas law, you have to follow the military code of conduct. At McRae Bail Bonds, we will do everything we can to get you out of jail fast so you can quickly get back to your military duties and prepare for your defense.
For more information on how the military deals with arrests and more, we refer you to this article on military criminal law. You should also know that you should be read your Miranda Rights before being questioned, not just when being detained as it is for civilians.
If you have questions and you or a loved one that is in the military and arrested in San Antonio, call McRae Bail Bonds at (210) 463-5561 and we will do our best to answer all of your questions.