Article 15 / Non-Judicial Punishment

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Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP)

Military Criminal Defense Attorneys: Serving Those Who Serve Our Nation

When accused of a minor offense, a military personnel may be recommended for non-judicial punishment, or NJP. These hearings are also referred to as Article 15s. Should you find yourself facing NJP seek the counsel of our military criminal defense lawyers, who specifically represent the interests of individuals who have served our country.

Remember, there are times when you can and should decline NJP, and we can discuss those cases as we are not afraid to fight. We can outline for you the best steps to take when you face NJP. Trust your case to a former military member who is well versed and deeply familiar with the unique situations of military law and life.

Call (888) 570-4612 today to request your free case evaluation.

Choose the Option That is Best for Your Case

With more than 25 years of military service, you can trust our founding military criminal defense attorney at Owens & Kurz, LLC. Our team understands the unique challenges you are up against. Too often we hear from military members who mistakenly accepted such punishment. Accepting NJP is often a mistake. We are ready to counsel you as to the best course of action for you and your military career.

Types of punishments that you may face under ARTICLE 15 include the following:

  • Loss of Pay
  • Reduction in Rank
  • Reprimands
  • Restriction to Military Quarters
  • Extra duties

Understand that when you choose to participate in a non-judicial punishment, you can be represented by a lawyer through the proceedings. As your legal counsel, our team advises you of the preliminary steps before you submit to an NJP, advising you as to whether or not an NJP is the best course of action for your particular case. In some cases, we will represent you at the hearing and in others we will recommend you decline such activity. In all cases, your future is our sole concern.

Know whether this is the right choice for you by speaking with our military criminal defense lawyer at (888) 570-4612.


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