UCMJ 101 – Basic Training
Where Experience Matters Most and Ineptitude Is Inexcusable
Understanding the Power Of Your Command In The Process
Take no action at all: This is the best case for any accused, but one that commander’s rarely choose unless you put some pressure on them to do so. The commander has a great deal of pressure on them to come across as hard on crime and a strong defender of military discipline and order. Bringing an experienced attorney in early during the investigation is your best chance at getting the commander to take no action. Your attorney can present the case that the allegations are loose and the evidence scant. In some cases, where even the commander thinks the charges are B.S., but is under pressure to prefer charges on you, presenting the evidence of your own investigation now will give them the excuse to move on. Presenting a strong case to your commander takes tact and consideration. An inexperienced attorney may be able to get a commander to avoid court martial, but upset off the commander to the point they still run you out of the military anyway.
Three Types of Court Martial
The Bilecki Law Group Court Martial Philosophy
Your only chance is to fight like hell and let them make an example of the next guy. This is just the basics of the UCMJ and the court martial process, to win, you will need to understand much more advances tactics, techniques, and procedures. If you have a little fight in you, reach out to us or head over to our Court Martial Defense page and see how we fight and most importantly, how we win.