These are cases dealt with in public in a more formal setting in a court run by a Judge Advocate. The 'jury' is a board of three officers (or warrant officers in recent times) for a District Court Martial (DCM) or five on a General Court Martial (GCM). The GCM is convened for officers or for serious offences where more than the DCM maximum of two years imprisonment may be required.
Any accused who either elects for or is sent to a court martial is entitled to, and must ensure that they receive, legal representation paid for by the Army Criminal Legal Aid Authority ACLAA. Foster Wells have a vast depth of experience in matters of military law and courts martial both at home and overseas. We are very happy to provide you with an initial free interview or telephone consultation to discuss the situation and offer initial advice.