Military Court Martial Process
Defense for Service Members
Military service members who have been arrested for a crime will soon face
reprimand hearings known as a court martial. These military criminal court
proceedings are convened by commanders and superiors who retain the authority
to uphold the Uniformed Code of Military Justice. These trial courts are
conducted on a general as-needed basis and the accused individual will
be notified of the date of court martial through an official order presented
through the chain of command for their particular branch of service. These
proceedings require the representation of a trusted lawyer and by retaining
the services of Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law, you may be able to
achieve a favorable outcome for your case.
Our founding attorney is a former service member himself and has served
as an Army JAG officer. Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law is committed
to providing military service members with excellent representation for
cases and hearings both domestically and overseas. In 2015 alone, Attorney
Jordan and his team obtained numerous victories for clients in Court Martial
cases, Board of Inquiries, Administrative Separation Board hearings, Article
15 hearings, Investigations, and General Memorandum of Reprimands.
READ OUR SUMMARY OF CASE RESULTS FROM 2015
Attorney Jordan firmly believes that all cases deserve an aggressive attorney
who will conduct an independent investigation of the case and challenge
evidence brought forth in the proceeding. Each client deserves outstanding
representation and to have their story told. If you are being summoned
to any of the following courts martial proceedings, immediately contact
Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law.
Article 32 Investigation
These hearings are slightly less formal than a general court martial but
are still considered to be a form of disciplinary action taken against
someone who is a uniformed service member. Article 32 hearings are often
led by a commanding branch officer.
Summary Court Martial
This is the lowest level of a court martial that you can receive after
a disciplinary incident. This type of court martial is used to make quick
resolutions to matters but provides fewer rights to the accused individual
than a higher court martial.
Special Court Martial
In a special court martial, accused individuals could potentially be penalized
with disciplinary actions such as forfeiture of pay, reduction of pay
grade, bad conduct discharges and confinement of up to one year.
General Court Martial
This is the most serious type of court martial that you could receive.
In a general court martial, at least five commanding officers will be
present to determine the outcome of your offense. You have more rights
in a general court martial, but you may be served with higher penalties.
NJP / Article 15
Non-judicial proceedings, also known as a captain's mast, office hours
or Article 15, is a form of punishment that is implemented on military
members that require disciplinary action but not a court martial proceeding.
If you are being discharged from the military with anything other than
an honorable discharge, you may be able to work with an attorney to help
upgrade your discharge. You can work with our firm to apply for a correction
of records to ensure that your honor is retained.
These involuntary separations from your military service can be difficult
for individuals who have devoted so much time into their careers. If you
are facing a separation board, you need to work with an attorney from
Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law.
Trusted Legal Defense for Military Members
At Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law, we are devoted to ensuring that your
side of the story is heard. We are not afraid to actively pursue aggressive
defense for your case and ensure that you receive a favorable outcome
for your court martial proceedings. If you have been arrested and are
now facing disciplinary action in the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy
or Marine Corp, you need to immediately
contact Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law and speak with a trusted military defense attorney. We are committed to
providing outstanding representation to those who serve our country.