UCMJ – United States Code of Military Justice

835. Article 35. Service of Charges

06. Pre-Trial Procedure

The trial counsel to whom court-martial charges are referred for trial shall cause to be served upon the accused a copy of the charges upon which trial is to be had. In time of peace no person may, against his objection, be brought to trial or be required to participate by himself or counsel in a session called by the military judge under section 839(a) of this title (article 39(a)), in a general court-martial case within a period of five days after the service of charges upon him or in a special court-martial within a period of three days after the service of the charges upon him.

1 Comment for this entry

    • Barry Nordell

      Is there a time limit between the completion of a military criminal investigation and charges being issued against the investigated service member?

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