Military Defense Law Offices
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Military Offenses

The military law upon which disciplinary actions are based is the Uniform Code of Military Justice (U.C.M.J.).  This can be found at 10 U.S.C. Chapter 47.  It can also be found in Appendix 2 of the Manual for Courts-Martial (M.C.M.), which is the guide for conducting military court-martial trials.  Among other sections, the M.C.M. contains:

(Part II):  The Rules for Courts-Martial (R.C.M.).  These are the procedural rules for conducting a court-martial.

(Part III):  The Military Rules of Evidence (M.R.E.).  These are the rules regarding admissibility of evidence and testimony at trial.  

(Part IV):  The Punitive Articles.  These are the provisions of the U.C.M.J. that describe offenses under the Code.  The punitive articles are Articles 77-134.  For a complete description of the punitive articles of the U.C.M.J., please click here:   

(Part V):  NonJudicial Punishment Procedure.  This is the guide for imposing punishment under Article 15 U.C.M.J.  Depending on the service branch, this disciplinary action is referred to as “Article 15” or “NJP” or “Captain’s Mast” or “Office Hours.”  In addition to this provision of the M.C.M., the service branches have their own regulations further describing their NonJudicial Punishment procedures.     

The following are just some of the military offenses we defend military members against:

Murder, Manslaughter, Homicide [U.C.M.J. Articles 118, 119, 119a, 134]

“War Crimes”

National Security Cases [M.R.E. 505]

Rape, Sexual Assault and Sodomy [U.C.M.J. Articles 120, 125]

Consensual Sex Offenses (Fraternization, Adultery) [U.C.M.J. Article 134]

Computer Crimes (Pornography) [U.C.M.J. Articles 92, 134] 

Drug Offenses [U.C.M.J. Article 112a]

Larceny, Wrongful Appropriation, Fraud (Travel Vouchers) [U.C.M.J. Articles 121-123a]

Uttering Worthless Checks [U.C.M.J. Articles 123a, 134]

AWOL, Desertion, Missing Movement [U.C.M.J. Articles 85, 86, 87]

Dereliction of Duty and Order Violations [U.C.M.J. Articles 90-92]

Cruelty and Maltreatment [U.C.M.J. Article 93]

Assault [U.C.M.J. Article 128]

False Official Statement [U.C.M.J. Article 107]

Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Gentleman [U.C.M.J. Article 133]

Obstruction of Justice [U.C.M.J. Article 134]