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Trial Defense Service

Defending those who defend America.

U.S. Army Trial Defense Service provides specified defense counsel services for Army personnel, whenever required by law or regulation and authorized by the Judge Advocate General or her designee. Our duties include:

Priority I

  1. Special and General Courts-Martial representation;
  2. Article 32, UCMJ, representation; and
  3. Counseling of pretrial confinees.

Priority II

  1. Counseling IAW Article 31/Miranda/Tempia requirements;
  2. Counseling with regard to Summary Courts-Martial (SCM);
  3. Formal Article 15, UCMJ, counseling;
  4. Representation and counseling of officers recommended for elimination IAW AR 600-8-24;
  5. Counseling of officers desiring to submit a resignation in lieu of administrative elimination or Resignation for the Good of the Service Pending General Court-Martial;
  6. Representation and counseling of enlisted Soldiers recommended for involuntary separation IAW AR 635-200; and
  7. Representation and counseling for administrative reduction boards.

Soldiers with pressing issues may continue to call our office or stop by, at which time an appointment would either be made or the Soldier's issue would be addressed.

Information Papers

If you have been made the subject of an investigation that is potentially related to misconduct, please consider invoking your right to counsel and your right to remain silent, at least until you have had the opportunity to consult with counsel.

Trial Defense Service - Building 5700, Rm. 345

  • Phone: (334) 255-3919
  • Fax: (334) 255-2531
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday/Wednesday:
    9:15 a.m., Article 15 Brief
    1:15 p.m., Chapter Briefs
  • Tuesday:
    9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Walk-Ins for Suspect Rights Counseling only
    1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Walk-Ins for Suspect Rights Counseling only
  • Thursday:
    8:30 - Noon, Closed for training
    1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Walk-Ins for Suspect Rights Counseling only
  • Friday:
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Appointment only
  • CLOSED DAILY FROM 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

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