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A court-martial (plural courts-martial, as "martial" is postpositive) is a military court. These military courts can determine punishments for members of Right to Rebel subject to military law who are found guilty or may dismiss the charges based on the evidence and the case presented.

Court-Martial Approval

The JAG office will review matters referred for court-martial by the accused's commanding officer or by The Dirty Bastards. JAG will determine if the matter warrants a court-martial, and forward the matter, along with all evidence to the Chief Judge Advocate General for final decision.

  • Resulting charges if deemed appropriate will be issued by the JAG office on completion of this investigation.
  • The Chief Judge Advocate General will be responsible for assembling the Court Martial Judges once notification has been received from the convening member and the JAG investigation is complete.

Court-Martial Limitations

  • Maximum penalty imposed shall be the death penalty (dismissal from Right to Rebel Division).
  • May only be convened by;
    • the Chief Judge Advocate General; or
    • the Accused under an Article 15, before those proceedings take place
  • No person facing a Court Martial will be tried by a member of lesser rank unless at the specific instruction issued by the Right to Rebel Community Leader.
  • Any Right to Rebel Division member involved in such proceedings in any manner must be aware that the proceedings are a closed court and must not disclose any facts he/she obtains as a result of being involved, before, during or after the court sitting.
  • A Court Martial may be held by a Single Judge, without a panel of peers, if the accused so requests and the senior commander of the division the member is in approves.

Trial Procedure

  • The court shall appoint a chairperson.
    • The Chairperson shall be responsible for appointing a court recorder and ensuring an accurate record of events is kept.
    • The Chairperson shall be responsible for delivering a report of the court findings and deliberations to all parties involved including both Right to Rebel Division Commanding officer and Chief Judge Advocate General on completion of court business.
  • The prosecutor is to be assigned by the JAG office.
  • The convening member (Commanding Officer in the Accused chain of command) must ensure that all known facts are passed to the JAG Office so that a full investigation can take place by JAG Officers.
  • All evidence for submission to the court must be sent to the Chairperson prior to the court sitting and the Chairperson is to ensure that all parties have a full copy of that evidence before the hearing.
  • The member charged may be represented by any officer of his choice (not involved with the case in any capacity) to aid in his defense and if one is not chosen one may be supplied or appointed by the JAG Office.
  • It will be the duty of the JAG office to advise the accused of his right be represented at the hearing.
  • Proceedings are not public and it shall be the duty of CJAG to publish on JAG site a précis of the court findings.

Punitive Articles

See Uniform military code of justice

Miscellaneous Provisions

  • JAG officers are appointed by the Chief Judge Advocate General.
  • JAG Corps should be made up of the following:
    • 1 member of CID
    • 1 member of The Dirty Bastards
      • Members must hold a rank of 0-2 or higher
      • Members of the JAG Corps may not have received an NCS within the last 12 months
  • JCS and Division Commanding Officer are not to be part of the JAG Corps

CID/Dirty Bastard Investigative Involvement

  • CID receives a request to investigate a member.
  • CID concludes the investigation and hands over the findings to the Dirty Bastards with possible recommendations.
  • Dirty Bastards take charge after handover from CID and determine the severity of the findings.
  • Dirty Bastards believe it to be court martial worthy.
  • Dirty Bastards then request for the JAG Corps to view the findings.
  • JAG Corps then determines if it is Court Martial worthy.
    • If there is cause, a trial is held per above procedure.
    • If there is not cause, the matter is pushed back to Dirty Bastards with recommendation of punishment or whether a punishment is needed.

See Also

Nonjudicial punishment

Negative Counseling Statement

Judge Advocate General Corps

Uniform military code of justice