Court-Martial Convictions: How an Amendment Would Require Unanimous Jury Verdicts

Are you familiar with the civilian judicial process? Once you enter the military, you have to throw out most of what you know. After all, the military operates under its own set of rules and guidelines, making it unique from civilian courts. However, a pivotal change currently being discussed may soon align the military justice … Read more

Why Does the Military Have its Own Court System?

The military has stood as a unique entity for centuries, with its own rules, regulations, and even a distinct court system. But why? While the idea of having a separate court for service members might appear unnecessary at first, understanding its historical underpinning, current relevance, and future importance paints a clear picture. Are you a … Read more

When Should You Appeal a Court-Martial Verdict?

Navigating the military justice system can be daunting, especially when faced with a court-martial conviction. What if you believe the decision was unjust or that errors occurred during your trial? In such cases, you may consider appealing your conviction. Learn the circumstances under which you should appeal a court-martial verdict, the steps involved, and the … Read more

How Jury Selection Differs in the Military & Article 120 Cases

Courts-martial are military courts that try the serious offenses of accused service members. As in civilian courts, a jury sits in on most court-martial cases. However, the selection process differs greatly, especially for Article 120 cases addressing sexual assault and rape. Learn about the differences and how a military defense attorney can help ensure you … Read more

Breaking Down Article 134 – Kidnapping

Does the military suspect you of seizing and confining someone against their will? Perhaps law enforcement has even insinuated that they have all the evidence they need to put you behind bars. If you’re being accused of kidnapping under Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), you need experienced legal representation to … Read more

Understanding the Court Martial Process

If you are a military service member who has been accused of or arrested for a crime, you may now be facing a court martial. These criminal proceedings are reserved for members of the military. As such, military law applies, not the federal criminal code. While the two are similar—including the fact that the accused … Read more

How a DUI Affects Your Military Career

DUI Article 111

Military service members often spend much of their days operating vehicles, aircraft, and vessels. They are expected to control these machines responsibly and safely. Failure to do so could result in a criminal charge. Drinking and driving—whether on base in a military craft or off base in a personal vehicle—is a violation of Article 111 … Read more

Navigating the Types of Court Martial

If you’re a service member in the US Armed Forces, chances are you’re familiar with the term “court martial.” This is the military’s court of law, which hears cases against service members charged with violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The three types of courts martial—summary court martial, special court martial, and general … Read more