Why do I have to go to the CID office (or OSI or NCIS or Marine CID or CGIS) if I have the right to not talk to military police?

A: While every servicemember has a constitutional right to remain silent and rights under Article 31, UCMJ, it is a lawful order of your command to require you to report to the military law enforcement office conducting your investigation. In addition to normal booking procedures, such as fingerprinting and photographing, there are procedures that must be followed to read you your rights, even if your intent is to invoke them. There is a difference between being required to report to a location and being required to make statements to law enforcement. For more information about requirements of reporting to military law enforcement, please read this post.

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Being a former service member herself and working exclusively on military cases, Ms. Stewart has amassed experience to help in the following areas of the UCMJ:

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