U.S. Military Lawyer - The Law Office of Stephen P. Karns

Military Attorney - Turkey

If you are a servicemember serving in Turkey at Incirlik Air Base or Izmir Air Base, and you find yourself facing UCMJ or adverse action, Mr. Karns can help you. As a military attorney, Mr. Karns can simply advise and counsel you regarding your options and strategies for dealing with your case and command; negotiate a resolution to your problem with your command from the U.S.; or travel to your location to represent you at your administrative board or article 32 hearing or court-martial.


Recent Cases

Air Force Staff Sergeant was investigated by OSI for AWOL, dereliction of duty, false official statement, and submission of $35,627.26 in travel vouchers to the U.S. Government, $5,669.62 of which were found to be fraudulent. Client’s case was referred for action to her commander, who agreed to impose an Article 15 in lieu of a court-martial. Mr. Karns convinced Client’s commander to give her a “suspended bust,” meaning that he suspended her loss of rank. Mr. Karns also convinced the commander to decline to impose any forfeiture of pay, restriction, or extra duty. If Client successfully completes her suspension period, she will not lose any rank, and it is possible her commander will decline to file a referral Enlisted Performance Review (EPR), enabling her to test for a promotion and walk away from the incident with essentially no punishment or significant career damage.

NCO tested positive for marijuana on a urinalysis test. In most cases, the command would refer to an administrative separation board. However, in this case, through Mr. Karns’ negotiations with the soldier’s command, the soldier was able to avoid a board and separation.



* Past results achieved are not a guarantee of future results. Each case is unique and reference must be made to the specific legal and factual circumstances presented.


Worldwide Availability:

  • Every base, post, camp, or station.
  • All Army installations.
  • All Air Force installations.
  • All Naval installations.
  • All Marine Corps installations.
  • All Coast Guard installations.