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Hearsay Exceptions – The Best of the Rest

Today we wrap up our three-part series on the hearsay rules in the Military Rules of Evidence (MRE) by discussing exceptions to the hearsay rules when the declarant is unavailable to testify as a witness. We’ll also cover what’s known

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Unanimous Military Juries

Does a military jury have to be unanimous? When the government charges you with a crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), the prosecution doesn’t have to convince a unanimous jury that you’re guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

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What is an Article 32 hearing?

In the military there are no grand juries.  The military’s version of a grand jury hearing or probable cause hearing is called an Article 32 investigation.  There are three types of Courts-Martial in the military: Summary, Special and General.  Only

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As Seen on TV: Are You Under Military Investigation?

Everyone has seen Law and Order, or another cop or lawyer show on TV. The suspect is read his Miranda rights: “You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a

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