Building 42 (Bluebonnet House)
2200 W 35th Street, Austin, TX 77063
Phone: 512-782-6069 Fax: 512-782-6949
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 0830-1600
The TDS mission is to provide defense legal services to Soldiers as required by law or as authorized by The Judge Advocate General. The Texas Army National Guard TDS provides a full-range of defense oriented legal services to Texas Army National Guard Soldiers, including:
- Representation of Soldiers charged with military offenses;
- Representation of Soldiers during investigations and before separation or grade reduction boards;
- Counseling of Soldiers regarding nonjudicial punishment, and other adverse administrative actions taken pursuant to military regulations.
Soldiers on Title 10 orders or in the Army Reserve will need to contact the appropriate office to handle their case. Links provided to the right under "Other Resources".
THE BASIC RULE: DON'T SPEAK TO ANYONE WITHOUT YOUR ATTORNEY PRESENT!
The Constitution and Military Rules of Evidence guarantee suspects the right not to be questioned by police and military authorities without an attorney. This right helps to ensure, in essence, that you do not become the prosecutor's key witness at your own court-martial or Section 15 hearing. You are entitled to be assisted by a military defense counsel at no cost to you or you may retain civilian attorney at no expense to the government.