UCMJ Attorneys with Comprehensive Experience in UCMJ Articles and Article 31 Rights
The Uniform Code of Military Justice is federal law enacted by Congress to provide regulations that apply to all US military members. It defines the military justice system and defines military criminal offenses. With over 30 years of combined experience, our attorneys are well-versed in the many articles of the UCMJ. In a time in which military members are often assumed guilty before being proven so, we have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that servicemen and women receive justice.
UCMJ Articles 77-134 are called the “punitive articles”. These articles lay out specific offenses which can result in punishment by court-martial. UCMJ attorneys have extensive knowledge on each of these articles and are thus able to defend those who have been accused of violating them.
Article 31 Rights
Some of the most common UCMJ Articles used in lawsuits frequently are Article 15 or nonjudicial punishment, Articles 112 and 112a (related to drug offenses), Article 120 (related to sexual assault), and Article 31 right violations. Article 31 outlines the rights of a service member that closely resemble the Miranda rights that apply outside the military. These include the right to remain silent, the right to be told what you are being accused of, and the right to know that any statements you make can be used against you. The Constitution provides the right to an attorney though it is not specified in Article 31.
Experienced UCMJ Defense Attorneys Ensure Justice for Those Who Serve
At Military Trial Defenders, we are dedicated to defending military members in UCMJ cases. We work hard to ensure a favorable outcome for our clients. Contact us today to get started on your case.