Any type of arrest or criminal charge can leave a person frightened. When you are charged with a crime while serving in the armed forces, even a simple arrest can have devastating consequences for your life and your career.
At Hardesty, Tyde & Ashton, P. A., we fight tirelessly to defend the rights of servicemembers up against criminal charges, investigations, and disciplinary actions. Our criminal defense team is made up of former members of the armed forces with decades of trial practice under their belts.
Attorney W. Marc Hardesty, one of the firm’s partners, is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army . A veteran of the Persian Gulf War and a former Judge Advocates General (JAG) officer, he has served on numerous legal committees that handle military matters. He also spent more than a decade as a prosecutor and served as the lead felony attorney for Nassau County.
Partner Frank A. Ashton is a retired U.S. Naval Commander who spent years on active duty. He served as the homicide prosecutor and felony division chief for the Fourth Judicial Circuit.
As veterans and former prosecutors, we know how much hard work, dedication, and sacrifice it takes to serve. When your career, your future, and your family’s future are on the line, you need experienced legal counsel ready to fight for you.
Our lawyers have spent decades defending our clients in the civilian criminal justice system. We are former prosecutors who understand how these cases work and what it takes to win.