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Understanding the MINOR Act

If a juvenile commits sexual assault against another minor on a military installation, who has the jurisdiction to prosecute? The federal government has exclusive legislative jurisdiction on many military installations because these are considered federal properties. As a result, local prosecutors lack the legal authority to apply state juvenile delinquency laws to minors living on …

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Understanding the MINOR Act

If a juvenile commits sexual assault against another minor on a military installation, who has the jurisdiction to prosecute? The federal government has exclusive legislative jurisdiction on many military installations because these are considered federal properties. As a result, local prosecutors lack the legal authority to apply state juvenile delinquency laws to minors living on …

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NATO SOFA Agreement: between the Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty regarding the Status of their Forces

Understanding the Foreign Military Investigation Process Overseas deployment can be an opportunity to sightsee while abroad. If you’re stationed in a friendly country, you may decide to take leave and travel for a bit. However, as soon as you step foot off the military installation, you could be subject to the jurisdiction of a foreign …

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Understanding Manslaughter Charges

When serving on the front lines, military servicemen and women may face the difficult responsibility of killing enemy soldiers on the battlefield. This type of killing is lawful because it is done against a hostile force during a war. However, when done without legal justification or excuse, killing a fellow human being is against the …

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FAQs About Special Court Martial

Have you been arrested for committing a crime while serving in the military? If so, you are subject to military law, also known as the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or UCMJ. Depending on the severity of the allegations, you may now be facing a court martial. Don’t go it alone! With representation from an …

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What are the Different Types of Administrative Investigations?

In the military, Commanding Officers and Generals are tasked with maintaining good order and discipline within their ranks. If a service member has allegedly participated in an unlawful incident or event, administrative investigations are a useful tool that commanders and Judge Advocate General (JAG) officers can use to discover the facts regarding the service member’s …

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FAQs About Courts Martial

Have you or a loved one been accused of or charged with a crime while serving in the military? If so, you may now be facing a criminal hearing called a court martial. These proceedings are conducted under military law, also known as the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or UCMJ. Because military law differs …

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