Nashville & Clarksville Military Attorneys
Article 15, Non-Judicial Punishment
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Nashville Military Attorney James Phillips is experienced with Article 15s and successful strategies to ensure they do not go to court-martial or include excessive punishment. As a service member, you have the right to have representation at your Article 15 hearing. You can work with a military attorney who can present evidence and witness testimony to your commanding officer, possibly getting your charges dropped or keeping your penalties to a minimum.
Non-Judicial Punishment in Clarksville & Nashville, Tennessee
If your commanding officer has reason to believe you have committed an offense covered under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), he or she will have the sole discretion as to how you will be disciplined. Article 15 is an option afforded to minor offenses: traffic violations, disobeying an officer, disrespect to a superior officer, etc. However, it is up to your commanding officer to decide if you will face a court-martial. Upon observing or hearing of an offense, your commanding officer can:
If you are facing an Article 15 hearing, it is important to consult a military lawyer who has experience with non-judicial punishment and who can help you avoid a court-martial. Clarksville military lawyer James Phillips is such a lawyer. He offers a free initial consultation to discuss your case and your options.