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  • Military Court-Martial: 101

    A court-martial is a criminal trial conducted by a branch of the U.S. military. Military members, no matter where they are stationed in the world, can be tried at a court-martial for criminal violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the military’s criminal code. In every court-martial, the accused member is entitled to a free military defense counsel regardless of the member’s income or rank; the accused can elect to retain civilian counsel at his/her own expense. There are three types of military courts-martial; summary, special and general.