What Punishments Can Be Imposed by a Court-Martial?
DuPage Attorneys Explain the Consequences of a Court-Martial
There are several punishments that a court-martial can impose on a defendant. These punishments could include loss of pay, loss of rank, or restriction to base. If you are going through a court-martial proceeding, contact the criminal defense lawyers at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC. We will strive to get your charges reduced and obtain the most lenient sentence possible for you.
If you are going through a summary court-martial proceeding, you can receive up to 60 days of restriction to base and 30 days of confinement. A special court-martial can impose stricter penalties such as 3 months of hard labor, a discharge for bad conduct, and up to a year of confinement.
The maximum punishment a general court-martial can give depends on the offense the court is addressing. Some offenses will lead to less than a year in prison while more serious offenses have harsher consequences. General courts-martial that address serious crimes, such as murder, can impose the most severe punishments. These penalties can lead to dishonorable discharge, life in prison, or even the death penalty. In addition, offenders can be sentenced to hard labor, loss of pay, and military discharge.
A court-martial can easily change the rest of your life; therefore, do not hesitate to find an attorney who can tackle these issues as your trial is taking place. Call our office at 630-665-7300, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Our main offices can be found in Wheaton and St. Charles, Illinois. We serve clients in Naperville, Oak Brook, Lombard, and Kane County.