Military Non-Judicial Punishment

You Have the Right to Defend Your Military Record Against an Article 15 or NJP

Even the smallest violations of military conduct can leave a stain on your record for years, and in some cases they practically ensure you’ll be passed up for a promotion or end your military career. What’s truly unfortunate is that with the proper guidance and support, service members caught up in these accusations could’ve maintained their flawless military record and earned that promotion or job of their dreams.

It may be too late for them. It’s not too late for you.

Mistakes happen, and in the military, they’re often meted out with a form of punishment known as NJP, or Non-Judicial Punishment. NJPs are administered under Article 15 of the UCMJ. You may know them as a “Captain’s Mast” or “Office Hours.” Regardless of what you call them, they all share a similar purpose and outcome: punishment for a minor violation that can have a dramatic effect on the future of your military career.

This Isn’t a Small Violation We’re Talking About. It’s Your Future.

Never jeopardize your future over something as small as a NJP. Service members in every military branch generally have the right to turn an NJP down and demand a court-martial. This basic right, along with the right to consult a military defense lawyer, may make all the difference in the outcome of your case. If you choose to accept an Article 15, you essentially place the ruling in the hands of your commander. Your commander will become your judge and jury and you’ll lose the right to a court-martial trial.

This is your future we’re talking about, not your commanding officer’s. You should always have the final say in matters concerning your future and your success in the military. A military attorney can assist you in preparing your court-martial defense. This could include identifying evidence and gathering witness testimony that supports your version of events.

You Can Still Fight Your NJP. Contact Bilecki & Tipon Today.

Bilecki & Tipon represents military servicemen and servicewomen throughout Hawaii, Japan, Korea and the rest of the world from our offices in Honolulu. We aggressively defend and advocate for military service members that are facing NJP charges. We believe that you have the right to share your side of the story, and it’s our mission to make that happen.

To learn more about your rights in regard to non-judicial punishment and how an attorney can help with your Article 15, contact a military lawyer at our offices today, or call at (800) 996-9747.

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