Mr. Richard (Rick) Morris - A Military Criminal Defense Attorney with over 22 years of military experience as both an enlisted Legalman Chief Petty Officer (E-7) and retired as an Officer in the military JAG community as a Navy LDO Law.
All Military service members have the RIGHT to obtain their own civilian counsel to represent them in their courts-martial. When your career is on the line you need a military criminal defense lawyer with experience to help protect your rights and your military career.
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http://usmilitary.about.com/od/justicelawlegislation/l/aacmartial1.htm The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) has three different types of courts-martial which are Summary, Special, and General courts-martial. These three different forums of courts-martial differ in their composition and make-up, and the punishments that may be imposed. The Military Rules of Evidence apply to all level of courts-martial and Most Importantly an accused must be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. http://www.military.com/benefits/content/military-legal-matters/courts-martial-explained.html
A summary court-martial is a court that consists of a commissioned officer. The punishment which may be imposed depends on the rank of the accused. In the case of enlisted members above E-4, a summary court-martial may impose any punishment not forbidden by the law except death, dismissal, dishonorable or bad conduct discharge, confinement for more than 1 month, hard labor without confinement for more than 45 days, restriction to specified limits for more than 2 months, or forfeiture of more than two-thirds of 1 monthÂ’s pay.
In the case of all other enlisted members, the court-martial may also impose all of the previously mentioned punishments and may award a reduction-in-rate to the accused to the lowest pay grade of E-1.
The accused has the absolute right to refuse trial by summary court-martial.
A special court-martial consists of not less than a jury of three military members and a military judge, or an accused may be tried by military judge alone upon request of the accused. A special court-martial may try all persons subject to the UCMJ, including officers and even cadets and midshipmen.
A special court-martial may impose any punishment authorized under R.C.M.1003 except death, dishonorable discharge, dismissal, confinement for more than 1 year, hard labor without confinement for more than 3 months, forfeiture of pay exceeding two-thirds pay per month, or any forfeiture of pay for more than 1 year.
A general court-martial consists of a jury not less than five members and a military judge, or an accused may be tried by military judge alone upon request of the accused.
A general court-martial may try all persons subject to the UCMJ, including officers, cadets, and midshipmen. A general court-martial may award any punishment which is not specifically prohibited by the UCMJ, including death when specifically authorized.
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