Military Law – Week 8 Jay Canham. The Court-Martial Process. The Court-Martial Process : Trial and Sentencing. Chronology of a Trial Review of counsel rights with the Defendant. Voir Dire of the Military Judge? Review Forum Rights with the Defendant
Chronology of a Trial
Before a plea of guilty may be accepted, the Military Judge must determine by personal inquiry of the Accused, whether the plea is provident….that is…it is voluntary and intelligent.
Aggravation evidence is the circumstances surrounding the convicted offense that cause an adverse impact on unit readiness, the unit’s mission, or upon a victim.
******The defense may not continue to contest the fact that he committed a crime.******
The court or the government may not cross-examination the Defendant’s unsworn testimony, but may offer evidence to rebut it.
May argue generally accepted sentencing philosophies: