Military Law

Military Attorney Jordan served as an Army prosecutor in Korea and Fort Hood. His past experience with the Army JAG Corps includes service as a legal assistance attorney, chief of claims, interim chief of justice, operational law attorney, and administrative law attorney. He also previously served as an interim chief of military justice.

If you are a Soldier, Sailor, Marine, Airman, or Coast Guardsman, you can trust your case to Attorney Jordan!

Article 104 Aiding the Enemy

This article covers the various situations where an enlisted member knowingly helps the enemy whether by giving them protection or providing arms/ ammunition/ money/ supplies or passing on critical intelligence information to them. Under this article, ‘enemy’ refers to any hostile forces that are opposing the United States armed forces whether they are military or […]

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Article 112 Drunk on Duty

Article 112: Drunk on Duty, may at first seem like a relatively light offense, but it can entail very serious penalties. Any member of the military caught under the influence of drugs or alcohol while on duty can face loss of their military benefits and pension or even Dishonorable Discharge. https://aaronmeyerlaw.com Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and […]

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Article 128 Assault

Article 128, UCMJ. Assault. (a) Any person subject to this chapter who attempts or offers with unlawful force or violence to do bodily harm to another person, whether or not the attempt or offer is consummated, is guilty of assault and shall be punished as a court-martial may direct. https://www.ucmjlaw.com Under the Uniform Code of […]

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Article 131 Perjury

Perjury. in any declaration, certificate, verification, or statement under penalty of perjury as permitted under section 1746 of title 28, subscribes any false statement material to the issue or matter of inquiry; is guilty of perjury and shall be punished as a court-martial may direct. https://www.law.cornell.edu The false testimony must be with respect to a […]

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Article 133 – Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Gentleman

“The gravamen of Article 133, UCMJ, is ‘[a]n officer’s conduct that disgraces him personally or brings dishonor to the military profession or affects his fitness to command the obedience of his subordinates so as to successfully complete the military mission. https://www.mcmilitarylaw.com Article 133 deals with officers, midshipman or cadets who are convicted of behaving in […]

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Article 132 Frauds Against the United States

Article 132 – Frauds Against the United States – was intended to criminalize the various ways that the Government can be defrauded. BAH fraud is most commonly alleged as an Article 132 offense. https://www.mcmilitarylaw.com Article 132 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice makes it a criminal offense for a U.S. service member to defraud […]

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Article 134 – Subornation of Perjury

This article covers incidents where the accused committed perjury by inducing another person to take a lawful oath in a trial by a court of competent jurisdiction and to testify and depose falsely on which the accused did not then believe to be true. https://www.jordanucmjlaw.com/articles-of-the-ucmj/article-134-subornation-of-perjury/ The Manual for Courts-Martial states any service member may be […]

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Article 134 – Correctional Custody- Offenses Against

Under the Article 134 of the UCMJ, any person subject to the Code, who a) escapes from correctional custody or b) breaches the restraints imposed by the persons, who are authorized to do so while, in correctional custody shall be penalized as deemed fit by a court martial. https://www.jordanucmjlaw.com/articles-of-the-ucmj/article-134-correctional-custody-offenses-against/ The proof required for conviction of […]

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Article 134 Soliciting Another to Commit an Offense

Service members who solicit another to commit an offense are in violation of Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The elements of this chapter are as follows: The accused wrongfully solicited or advised another to commit a criminal offense. https://www.jordanucmjlaw.com/articles-of-the-ucmj/article-134-soliciting-another-to-commit-an-offense/ If you are a US service member who is accused of soliciting […]

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Article 134 – Bribery and Graft

Bribery and Graft are listed under Article 134 and pertain to both the receiving and offering of influence or compensation. Prosecutors are required to prove that the accused held an official position in the military and that the matters were related to U.S. interests and could damage the standing of the U.S. Military. https://www.bileckilawgroup.com Sadly, […]

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Article 134 – Check, Worthless, Making or Uttering

One of them is check, worthless, making or uttering- by dishonorably failing to maintain funds. The main text of Article 134 is common to all the offenses. https://www.jordanucmjlaw.com/articles-of-the-ucmj/article-134-check-worthless-making-or-uttering-by-dishonorably-failing-to-m…; Check, Worthless Making and Uttering – by Dishonorably Failing to Maintain Funds face a maximum possible punishment of a bad conduct discharge, forfeiture of all pay and […]

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Article 92 Failure to Obey Order or Regulation

Article 92 defines disobeying a direct order as three types of offenses – violations or failures to obey lawful general orders or regulations, failures to obey other lawful orders, and dereliction of duty. Article 92 charges are common in many prosecutions. https://www.mcmilitarylaw.com Article 92 deals with the failure to follow orders or regulations and violation […]

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Article 134 – Wrongful Refusal to Testify

A good faith but legally mistaken belief in the right to remain silent does not constitute a defense to a charge of wrongful to testify. See also Mil. R. Evid. https://jsc.defense.gov The accused faces maximum punishment of dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and 5 years confinement if he is found guilty of […]

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Article 134 – Straggling

Summary of the Elements of Article 134 (Straggling): Any service member who wanders away or separates himself from his unit or organization while on a march or similar exercise is considered a straggler and subject to prosecution under Article 134 of the UCMJ. https://www.bileckilawgroup.com/contact/ The MCM states a service member may be in violation of […]

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Article 134 – Stolen Property: Knowingly Receiving, Buying, Concealing

If a service member buys, receives or conceals stolen property, when he knew that the property was stolen from another person, then it is an offense and he can be punished as per the provisions under paragraph 106 of the Manual for Court Martial. Knowingly buying, receiving and concealing stolen property is covered under Article […]

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