The Mayer Law Blog

Court-Martial News – June 2012

Posted June 26th, 2012

Far too often, courts-martial end badly for the service member involved. Even cases that end well normally leave the accused worse than they were before the preferral of court-martial charges. Recently, we received news that one of our past court-martial cases ended extremely well for the young man accused of crimes. Three years ago, he… Read More

After the Court-Martial

Posted May 10th, 2012

For individuals convicted at court-martial, the long-term effects can be onerous. While jail is a short-term possibility, most servicemembers convicted at court-martial suffer through long-term stigma caused by the process. 1. The Discharge A court-martial usually may impose a punitive discharge. There are two of these: Bad-Conduct Discharge and Dishonorable Discharge. While there are differences… Read More