Court Martial Appeals Blog

This is a blog focusing on Court Martial Appeals Issues.

What happens after the court-martial is over?

June 7, 2016

At the conclusion of the court-martial, the convening authority (usually the base commander) has the authority to either approve or disapprove the conviction and the sentence, either in whole or in part. This is commonly referred to as the clemency process of “1105 submission.” This is due to the fact that the authority to ask […]

How does the appellate process work?

June 6, 2016

Your appellate lawyer, whether it be an active duty JAG or a civilian attorney, is responsible for preparing a “brief” or written pleading, to present to the Court of Criminal Appeals. This is done by carefully reading the record of trial, or transcript, and identifying legal issues that may result in relief for the client. […]

Appeals Process- Frequently Asked Questions

June 5, 2016

How long will it take to get my case heard? There is no clear answer to this. In some cases, it can take years before all of the appeals are over. What else might happen? In some cases, the court can order a “DuBay” hearing, in order to gather more facts about the issues raised […]

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