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Non-Judicial Punishment in Hinesville

No matter what branch of the military you are a member of, you can face a non-judicial punishment for minor offenses. Non-judicial punishment is given separate names in each service, including:

  • Article 15 (Army and Air Force)
  • Office Hours (Marine Corps)
  • Captain's Mast (Navy and Coast Guard)

If you are being punished for a minor offense with non-judicial punishment, the consequences can still be serious. Some of the offenses that can result in non-judicial punishment include:

  • Destroying government property
  • Sleeping on watch
  • Reporting late for duty
  • Providing false information
  • Disobeying standing orders

The commander imposing punishment will be the party determining whether the offense can be considered minor. Speak with one of our Hinesville criminal defense attorneys from Balbo & Gregg, Attorneys at Law, PC if you need experienced legal assistance.

What occurs during non-judicial punishment?

During non-judicial punishment, the commanding officer or officers can inquire into the facts regarding the minor offense allegedly committed, afford the accused a hearing, and dismiss charges. In order for these actions to be initiated, a commander will need to prove that a member of his or her command committed a minor offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Article 15 of the UCMJ discusses the level of offense that can be handled with non-judicial punishment. Many factors are taken into consideration to deem an offense as "minor," including the circumstances surrounding the alleged commission.

As a military member, you are entitled to specific rights that you should understand. You have the right to know that the imposition of such punishments is being considered and to receive a description of the alleged offense. You also have the right to a personal appearance in front of the officer who is imposing the punishment. At Balbo & Gregg, we know the laws regarding your case and can protect your rights during each stage.

Contact our Hinesville military lawyers today for more information: (866) 580-3089!

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