When you are facing adverse actions like an investigation, nonjudicial punishment, administrative separation, or a court-martial, it can be extremely tempting to search for answers on your own. We highly recommend you contact us to discuss your case and get real answers from experienced Civilian Defense Counsel who know the ins-and-outs of the military justice system.
However, if you are going to do research on your own, we highly recommend you avoid asking the “barracks lawyer” or a Reddit forum for advice. You should go to credible sources and read the rules yourself. Here are some sites related to military justice that have helpful information:
Manual For Courts-Martial – This is what all military justice practitioners must use. It contains the Rules for Courts-Martial, Military Rules of Evidence, Punitive Articles of the UCMJ, and rules for Nonjudicial Punishment, and much more.
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces – The highest appellate court in the military justice system, with the exception of the Supreme Court.
Military Judge’s Benchbook – Contains scripts for courts-martial, along with sample court-martial instructions, and can be searched by UCMJ Article for quick reference.
Boards of Review Reading Rooms – You can browse opinions from the Boards for the Correction of Military/Naval Records and Discharge Review Boards.
- Army Court of Criminal Appeals
- Army Trial Judiciary
- Army Court-Martial Docket
- Criminal Law Deskbook
- Army Regulations
Air Force & Space Force:
- Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
- Air Force Court-Martial Docket
- Department of the Air Force Instructions
Navy & Marine Corps:
- Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
- Navy Trial Judiciary
- Navy Court-Martial Docket
- Navy Administrative Separation Regulations: MILPERSMAN