Military Defense Attorney for Article 94 Mutiny and Sedition
Article 94 is the section of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) which defines and criminalizes both mutiny and sedition. Any active duty or reserve service member can face Article 94 charges under the UCMJ. Joseph Jordan is a military defense attorney with a deep understanding of the UCMJ and decades of experience at court-martial. Our team can guide you through the charges you face with the knowledge necessary to secure favorable results.
HOW DOES ARTICLE 94 DEFINE MUTINY AND SEDITION?
Article 94 separates the charge of mutiny into two categories of conduct. Service members who refuse to obey lawful orders or perform their duties with the intent to override military authorities may be guilty of Article 94 mutiny. Additionally, Article 94 defines mutiny as creating violence or a disturbance with the intent to undermine lawful military authority. In both cases, Article 94 requires that the accused committed or attempted to commit the act of mutiny with another person. Any attempt to commit either of these types of mutiny, regardless of success, is also an Article 94 offense.
Article 94 defines sedition as the act of creating a revolt, violence, or any disturbance in concert with other people intending to overthrow or destroy the lawful civil authorities. Service members who attempt to seize control from civil authorities by force or through demanding their surrender may be guilty of Article 94 sedition.
Additionally, Article 94 criminalizes the failure of service members to prevent and suppress acts of mutiny and sedition or the failure to report acts of mutiny and sedition to lawful military authorities. Service members may face charges under Article 94 if they have full knowledge of an act of mutiny or sedition and fail to make reasonable efforts to report those acts to their superior commissioned officers. Furthermore, service members may face Article 94 charges if they are present at the location of acts of mutiny or sedition and make insufficient effort to prevent or suppress them.
PENALTIES FOR ARTICLE 94 CHARGES
Service members who are convicted of any Article 94 offense face a maximum punishment of death. With so much on the line, you need a legal team which will fight every step of the way to prevent your conviction. Service members who are convicted of an Article 94 charge will need strong legal representation to lessen the penalty at court-martial.
HIRE JOSEPH JORDAN TO HELP YOU FIGHT ARTICLE 94 CHARGES
If you are charged with an Article 94 offense, you can expect military prosecutors to pursue your conviction ruthlessly. Don’t face them alone. Hire someone who understands how seriously these charges impact you and your loved ones.
You need a strong defense from an experienced legal team to defend your rights as an American and as a service member. Joseph Jordan is a military attorney and former Army Judge Advocate who has worked for decades defending the rights of service members at court-martial. You need legal representation from a team with a deep understanding of the UCMJ and a willingness to fight for your freedom. Please consider the services of Joseph Jordan if you are facing Article 94 charges.