The Criminal Law Division supervises installation-wide criminal law matters by offering appropriate advice to commanders in determining the disposition of pending or possible disciplinary actions (letters of reprimand to courts-martial) to include administrative separations under AR 635-200 and
AR 600-8-24. Additionally, this division conducts educational classes
on military justice related topics to include, but not limited to, training
of new commanders & unit briefings
Further questions concerning criminal law may be answered by calling our office at: 719.526.0611
United States Parole Commission - website
United States Sentencing Commission - website
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces - website
Army Court of Criminal Appeals - website
Federal Rules of Evidence - website
Victim Witness Assistance Program:
The Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) provides information to victims & potential witnesses in a criminal matter, which may be resolved in the military justice system. The Victim Witness Assistance Program will be here to explain court procedures to you & answer any questions that you may have regarding your case. Contact 719. 526.1383 for more information on the Victim Witness Assistance Program.
Definition of a Witness:
A person who has information or evidence about a crime & provides that knowledge to a DoD component about an offense within the component's investigative jurisdiction. When the witness is a minor, this term includes a family member or legal guardian. The term "witness" does not include a defense witness or any individual involved in the crime as a perpetrator of accomplice.
Definition of a Victim:
A person who has suffered direct physical, emotional, or pecuniary harm as a result of the commission of a crime committed in violation of the UCMJ, or in violation of the law of another jurisdiction if any portion of the investigation is conducted primarily by the DoD components.
As a victim or a witness of a crime, you automatically become involved in a system that can sometimes be intimidating & confusing.
Use the following links for more information:
United States Department of Justice - website
National Institutes of Health - Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office website
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) - website
Office for Victims of Crime -Office of Justice Programs website
Website Information: This web page is for informational purposes only & is not meant to constitute legal advice. The information contained on these pages is general & the law may apply differently in specific situations. You may contact the CARSON Web Master by e-mail for answers to questions/concerns about the website.