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Pleading Guilty In A Court-Martial

Pleading guilty in a military court is different than pleading guilty in a civilian court. This blog will explain when an accused may plead guilty in a court-martial. A court-martial is a military hearing for criminal charges brought against a

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What is “Chain of Custody”?

In criminal court cases, both inside the military and in civilian courtrooms, there are certain procedures the prosecution must follow to admit physical evidence in a trial. This means that for every exhibit of physical evidence, the prosecution should have

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Courts-Martial: Know What They Are and How They Have Changed

Criminal Military Trials are different from civilian trials in many ways. Known as a court-martial, a military criminal trial follows specific legal procedures outlined in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Major updates were recently made to the UCMJ

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Get Ready For Independence Day! Fireworks Laws in the DMV

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and as we celebrate America’s independence, it’s important to make sure your festivities don’t lead to trouble with the law. While sparklers and poppers are generally legal everywhere, in Washington, D.C.,

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