Improper Sexual Conduct Under Article 134 UCMJ

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People are held to a very high ethical standard in the military. Certain consensual sex acts are considered improper sexual conduct and could result in a court-martial. In fact, under Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), a military court has the discretion to punish any actions that bring discredit to the Armed Forces or could be considered disorderly conduct.

As a former USMC defense attorney, court-martial trial judge and federal prosecutor, Patrick J. McLainunderstands how the military legal system works. Contact our Dallas law office today at (214) 416-9100 to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced military law attorney.

What Is Improper Sexual Conduct?

Improper sexual conduct is a relatively vague concept. Article 134 of the UCMJ acts as a catch-all provision that can cover virtually any type of indecent sexual conduct not covered under Article 120. It can include actions such as:

  • Adultery
  • Homosexuality/homosexual acts
  • Nontraditional sexual arrangements
  • Rank misconduct between an officer and his or her subordinate
  • Other consensual sex acts considered indecent

Officers accused of sexual misconduct may also be charged under Article 133 of the UCMJ. This article is similarly vague and encompasses a wide range of acts that the military considers inappropriate.

Military criminal defense attorney Patrick J. McLain has skillfully handled hundreds of improper sexual conduct cases in courts-martial around the world. He can provide a vigorous defense aimed to protect your military career and your future.

Adultery Under Article 134 UCMJ — Military Law Defense

During his career as a military law attorney, Patrick J. McLain has handled numerous adultery cases. This experience provides him with invaluable insight and enables him to prepare strong and compelling defenses.

The prosecution needs to show that the adultery harmed the reputation of the service or harmed good order/discipline within the service. Our law office will fight to demonstrate that the alleged adultery did not occur, or that it did not impact your service and therefore should not be prosecuted as a military crime.

Fighting for Your Reputation and Your Military Future

Our clients know that a hearing under Article 134 or Article 133 can have serious consequences, including surrender of military pay, dishonorable discharge and even time in jail. Consensual engagement in adultery may be enough to end a military career.

Protect your career and your future. Call our Dallas law office at (214) 416-9100 or e-mail attorney Patrick J. McLain now to schedule an appointment.

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