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I’m Charged with a Military Crime in San Diego. What Should I Do Next?

MilitaryMembers of the United States military forces are prosecuted in the special military court, which is called a court-martial. Court-martial proceedings take the form of a trial with a presiding judge, a prosecutor and defensive counsel, who are all trained lawyers and also military officers. The jury also consists of military officers. A court-martial is convened to try members of the U.S. military forces for violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Military crimes are categorized into three categories. Summary court-martial is a court where one officer serves both as a judge and the jury. Such court may sentence up to 30 days in military jail. Special court-martial is the military equivalent of a criminal misdemeanor court, which may sentence up to 6 months. Finally, in general court-martial proceedings the accused may be sentenced to death or life sentence. There are also hosts of non-judicial procedures known as Non-judicial punishment (NJP) in the Navy and Marine Corps.

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Wallin & Klarich was established in 1981. Over the past 32 years, our law firm has helped tens of thousands of families in their time of legal need. Regardless of whether our clients faced criminal or DUI charges, the loss of their driving privilege, or wanted to clean up their criminal record, we have been there to help them.