Article , UCMJ. False official statements. Any person subject to this chapter who, with intent to deceive, signs any false record, return, regulation, order. Article , UCMJ: Do False Statements Really Have to Be Official? Lieutenant Colonel Colby C. Vokey. 1. Taking the Next Step: An Analysis of the Effects the. The accused under article is punished as directed by a court martial. authorities may also fall within the purview of this UCMJ article provided they bear.

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A ucmk United States v. For more information on this article, please refer to the Manual for Courts Martial. Even if you were unaware of the false statement at the time, you could face up to five years in prison, all for a single mistake. He then files a report, with the same accusations of what they told both his E6 and Company Commander. The concept is that one is innocent until proven guilty.

False official statements are not limited those made in the line of duty. Use of Circumstantial Evidence.

The Jr Enlisted ended up losing rank. The Jr Enlisted, was never asked to stand at parade rest. They saved my life. That the accused intended to artjcle by giving this false statement or signing the false document. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. The truthfulness of the statement is to be judged from the facts at the time of the utterance.


While loading equipment for a deployment, the accused and another soldier stole four government computers.

10 U.S. Code ยง 907 – Art. 107. False official statements

Doubts as to the meaning of an alleged false statement should be resolved in favor of truthfulness. It articlee service discrediting whether it occurs on or off post.

Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyer Ad: Congress intended Article to be construed in parimateria with 18 U. This article is a tricky one to make stick because they need to prove intent. Any attempt by a service member of the United States armed forces to intentionally falsify an official U. CPT G October 13th, on 8: Jordan’s team did a great job representing me.

Even a simple mistake could lead to the government charging you under Article You can however, appeal the the decision of the Court Martial or Non Judicial Punishment and take it to the next level.

Making False Statements is not the same as Committing Perjury Perjury is not the same as making false official statements because the latter may be made outside judicial hearings. Nguyen July 22nd, on 6: Hogue42 M. See generally United States v. Statements made to civilian law enforcement authorities may also fall within the purview of this UCMJ article provided they bear direct relationship with the accused’s military responsibilities.

UCMJ Article False Official Statement | UCMJ Attorney

Nelson53 M. However, Article is more expansive than 8 U. Is there anything I can do to possibly help rectify the situation as the NCO, as even being a NCO myself, seems to be missing 17 action on his behalf for making a false sworn statement. Veal29 M.


When all is said and done, your evaluation will still suffer because of lack of attention to detail. Army Combatives Field Manual Relation to Federal Statute.

Independent Duty to Account and the Meaning of Officiality. Where a service member waives his rights to an attorney, makes a statement to law enforcement, the statement is not incriminating, and the prosecutors charge you with a false official statement because they did not believe you. Military or Government statement or document while in the line of duty will be accused of falsifying an official statement under Article of the UCMJ.

Article 107 Making False Official Statements

Although often used interchangeably, perjury and false swearing are different offenses. IV, 57 analysis at A Ed. Davenport9 M. SGT Scooter November 10th, on 1: Also, charging accused with soliciting a false official statement and obstructing justice by that same solicitation was UMC. I was made vicariously responsible for allegations against the prior commander, other soldiers, and the chain of command. E December 17th, on Call Need assistance from a court martial lawyer?