Category: Courts Martial

Navigating the Waters of Pretrial Confinement in the Military Justice System

By Stephanie Kral | April 22, 2024

MILITARY PRETRIAL CONFINEMENT Pretrial confinement in the military is a legal process that involves keeping a servicemember in the brig before their trial. This confinement is different from civilian pretrial detention in several ways, primarily due to the unique structure and requirements of the military justice system. Kral Military Defense (“KMD”) has represented countless clients in pretrial confinement proceedings. Pretrial confinement can lead to court-martial, and you need an experienced attorney to represent you. Legal…


How Long Does a Court Martial Take?

By Stephanie Kral | March 5, 2024

The duration of a court-martial process is a vital consideration for any service member facing charges. At Kral Military Defense, we understand that the length of this legal procedure can significantly impact the lives of our clients. In this article, we delve into various factors that determine how long a court-martial might take, providing our clients with a comprehensive understanding of what to expect. Types of Court-Martial Firstly, it’s important to identify the type of…


Everything You Need To Know About Court Martial Appeals

By Stephanie Kral | January 5, 2024

Within the military justice system, court-martial proceedings play a crucial role in maintaining discipline and upholding the rule of law. There are three distinct forms of court-martial: summary, special, and general, each with its own set of rules and conditions for appealing rulings. In this comprehensive exploration, we delve into the intricate processes involved in appealing convictions at different levels of court-martial, shedding light on the rights of the accused, the role of military courts…


Behind The Scenes Of Military Courts-Martial: Understanding The Process

By Stephanie Kral | October 2, 2023

Military courts-martial are unique legal proceedings that are used to address violations of military law and maintain discipline within the armed forces. They operate differently from civilian courts, with their own set of rules and procedures. What are Military Courts-Martial? Military courts-martial are used to try military personnel who are accused of committing offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The UCMJ is a federal law that governs the conduct of members of…