The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) serves as a code of law for the military. Minor infractions and serious felonies alike are featured in its articles. Article 120 specifically deals with sexual misconduct.
This subsection specifically deals with child related sex crimes. The legal system has specific laws in place to protect children from harm and from sexual contact. Rape of a child means a full sexual encounter, but there are several offenses, like sexual abuse, that are also serious felonies with relatively minor distinctions in what actually happened during the misconduct.
In general, if you are convicted for any offense under Article 120b, you are looking at an immediate dishonorable discharge from military service and potentially spending decades in prison. You will also likely be forced to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life and be prevented from working certain jobs or living in certain places.
Defense Is Necessary
With the stakes so high, no one accused of sexual misconduct with a child can risk serving as their own legal counsel. Even if found not guilty, the stain of having been charged with that offense will stay with you forever.
At the Law Office of Garrison Wood, we take every case seriously, and work tirelessly for our clients to make sure they are fairly represented. Contact us today to schedule a free review of your case.
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