If you’ve been court-martialled, it means that you have faced a military legal proceeding. There are various reasons for this including:
- Misconduct – eg disobedience of lawful commands or failure to perform duties properly
- Criminal offences – crimes that you would typically be charged with outside of the services
- Offences relating to Military Service – eg Desertion or going absent without leave (AWOL)
- Sexual or Drug offences
- Breach of classified information
- Discrimination and harassment
- Conduct prejudicial to Good Order and Discipline
If you’re found guilty there are a range of sentences that can be applied. These includes fines, reduction in rank, dismissal and imprisonment. That’s why it’s important to have the best solicitors available with experience in defending a Court Martial.
Your rights if you’ve been court martialled
Each court-martial case is unique, and the specifics of your situation may vary. The Military Police may advise you to take a military lawyer to represent you in order to speed up the process. During this difficult time, you have the right to insist that one of our top, and independent, Military Law specialists represents you and provides you with the reassurance and support you need. Ultimately, the decision is yours.