special court-martial


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special court-martial

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In the US armed forces, a court-martial consisting of at least three officers for trying intermediate offenses.
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Noun1.special court-martial - a court-martial to try soldiers for offenses less serious that than those committed in action; consists of at least three officers
court-martial - a military court to try members of the armed services who are accused of serious breaches of martial law
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A special court-martial would have been comparable to a misdemeanour trial, a proceeding in which the most severe punishment is a year in prison.
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authorities in any forum below a special court-martial will not trigger
This absence resulted in a special court-martial sentence of reduction in grade to private, forfeitures of seventy dollars pay for three months, and three months of confinement.
A hearing to vacate a suspended sentence will be necessary only if the probationer so desires, and the special court-martial convening authority may detail a judge advocate to conduct such a hearing.
In the military, a person "who is accused of an offense or who is placed under investigation has the opportunity to consult with, and to be represented by, an attorney without charge regardless of his financial status and regardless of whether a general or special court- martial ultimately tries the case." (272) This right is codified under Article 27 of the UCMJ, entitled "Detail of trial counsel and defense counsel." (273) Article 27 provides that "[t]rial counsel and defense counsel shall be detailed for each general and special court-martial." (274) It was only in 1963, through the landmark decision of Gideon v.
court-martial; (2) special court-martial; and (3) general court-martial.
Fort Lewis officials confirmed on Monday that Swift, who was scheduled for a special court-martial on Jan.
(9) The 1968 revisions were particularly substantial, including changing the old "law officer" position to the office of military judge, authorizing judge-alone courts-martial, and fundamentally reforming the special court-martial to require, in almost all instances, a lawyer to serve as the defense counsel and a military judge to preside.
(129) A bad conduct discharge adjudged by a special court-martial does not conclusively terminate all such benefits; government agencies make a case-by-case analysis.
Camp Van Dorn's commander was a special court-martial convening authority, and he convened about fifty courts-martial a year.

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