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Hearsay

Most people know that “hearsay” is unreliable and inadmissible in court, but the term “hearsay” is a legal term that’s often used incorrectly. That’s not surprising because in military courts-martial, just as in civilian courts, the concept of hearsay is

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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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Military Juries – Jury of 12? Jury of your peers?

We previously provided an overview of military juries in a prior blog post, today we get into more specific questions about the composition and number of jurors, or “members.” Aren’t I entitled to be judged by twelve? Aren’t I entitled

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Are You Feeling Lucky? Why Should You Hire a Civilian Counsel in the Military?

By, Toni Quinn O’Neill, top court-martial defense attorney When you are under suspicion, investigation or facing charges as a military member, you need to ensure that you are doing everything you can to save your career, your freedom, your reputation,

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