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Trial Defense Services

TDS_Patch.gifThe 1565th Trial Defense Team (TDT) provides conflict-free legal services to Florida Army National Guard (FLARNG) Soldiers who are facing criminal or adverse administrative actions, at no cost to the Soldier. The 1565th TDT falls under the Army National Guard Trial Defense Services (TDS) and operates independently from the FLARNG command structure. Once an attorney-client relationship is established, effectively all communications between a Soldier and his defense attorney are privileged or confidential and may not be used against him at trial or adverse administrative proceeding.


How to Request Defense Counsel

The 1565th TDT’ is authorized to represent Soldiers in the following types of cases (click each for more information):

If you are the subject of one of the adverse actions listed above, please contact the TDS at 609-638-2051 or email at If your issue is not listed above, please contact the State Judge Advocate at 904-823-0132 for a referral to the appropriate legal office. We recommend that you do not discuss criminal or adverse administrative actions with anyone until first consulting with a TDS attorney.