The Fitzgerald Law Firm provides military criminal defense representation to airmen, marines, sailors, and soldiers from prosecutions charged under the authority of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. We defend service members at General, Special, & Summary Courts-Martial, Article 15 & 32 Hearings, and Administrative Separations.
As a military member, you have protections the general populace is not entitled to. As a member of the military, you have the right against self incrimination under Article 31, UCMJ. Furthermore, you are entitled to hearing your “warning rights” (also known as the “ Miranda warning”) whenever you are questioned as a suspect of an offense.
Article 31, UCMJ. Article 31 has two main parts:
- No one subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice may compel any person to incriminate himself or to answer any question that may incriminate him.
- No person subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice may interrogate, or request any statement from a person suspected of an offense without first informing him of the nature of the accusation, that he does not have to make a statement regarding the offense, and that any statement may be used against him as evidence in a trial by court-martial.