Meet the Director of Client Relations

By Stephanie Kral | November 14, 2023

Dealing with legal issues is an extremely stressful experience. Many servicemembers feel ostracized from their unit, abandoned by their command, or afraid that venting could be used against them in their case. Every military criminal defense law firm has attorneys to assist you with your case. But Kral Military Defense goes a step further to make sure your needs are met by having a Director of Client Relations as part of our team. We’d like…


Transparency In Military Justice: Lessons Learned From The NIMJ Conference

By Stephanie Kral | October 26, 2023

The National Institute of Military Justice (NIMJ) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to military justice reform. Steph has the honor to serve as a Fellow at the NIMJ. The NIMJ held a conference in Washington D.C. on October 6, 2023, focused on transparency in the military justice system. Panels at the conference included legal scholars, military justice experts, journalists, policymakers, and 1st Amendment lawyers. Abby represented KMD at the conference. Multiple insights emerged from the…


Mental Health In The Military

By Stephanie Kral | October 17, 2023

Warning: This post contains discussions of suicide. If you are in crisis, contact The Military Crisis Line. It is a free, confidential resource for all servicemembers: Dial 988, then press 1. Mental health is extremely important to all of us at Kral Military Defense. We represent servicemembers through some of the hardest times of their lives. Because we practice exclusively within the military justice system, every single one of our clients has taken the oath…


Behind The Scenes Of Military Courts-Martial: Understanding The Process

By Stephanie Kral | October 2, 2023

Military courts-martial are unique legal proceedings that are used to address violations of military law and maintain discipline within the armed forces. They operate differently from civilian courts, with their own set of rules and procedures. What are Military Courts-Martial? Military courts-martial are used to try military personnel who are accused of committing offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The UCMJ is a federal law that governs the conduct of members of…


Am I Being Charged? How To Know When You Are Facing Charges In The Military Justice System

By Stephanie Kral | September 15, 2023

We get a lot of questions at KMD from people who believe they’re being charged with a UCMJ offense in the military justice system. Here’s a guide to figuring out whether you’re being charged with a crime under the UCMJ. If you have any questions, you can always call us at 855-707-UCMJ to get all your questions answered. What happens when military police talk to you? When you get called into PMO, CID, NCIS, AFOSI,…


Military Protective Orders And No Contact Orders

By Stephanie Kral | September 1, 2023

In the military, both Military Protective Orders (MPOs) and No Contact Orders (NCOs) are legal tools used to address issues related to interpersonal conflicts, harassment, or potential threats within the military community. However, they serve different purposes and have distinct characteristics: Military Protective Order (MPO): A Military Protective Order is issued on a DD Form 2873. After it has been issued, it is typically distributed to the protected person, the servicemember’s personnel file, and law…