UCMJ Article 134
Gambling with Subordinate
The MCM states a service member may be convicted of an Article 134 violation for Gambling with Subordinate if the prosecution successfully demonstrates the following elements:
- the accused gambled with a certain service member;
- the accused was then a noncommissioned or petty officer;
- the service member was not then a noncommissioned or petty officer and was subordinate to the accused;
- the accused knew that the service member was not then a noncommissioned or petty officer and was subordinate to the accused; and
- under the circumstances, the conduct of the accused was either: (i) to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces; (ii) was of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces; or (iii) to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces and of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.
Understanding Article 134 (Gambling with Subordinate) of the UCMJ
This offense can only be committed by a noncommissioned or petty officer gambling with an enlisted person of less than noncommissioned or petty officer rank. Gambling by an officer with an enlisted person may be a violation of Article 133.
Maximum Possible Punishment for Violations of Article 134
Service members convicted of a violation of Article 134 for Gambling with Subordinate face a maximum possible punishment of confinement for three months, and forfeiture of two-thirds pay per month for three months.
How do you defend against Article 134 Gambling with Subordinate charges?
When you are facing the combined resources of the military as well as the current cultural climate, you need to be prepared to defend your career and your freedom. Crisp and Associates, LLC has a team of experienced trial attorneys, with more than 75 years of combined experience, who have won these types of cases. This team includes the firm’s founder, Jonathan Crisp, a highly respected and sought-after attorney, speaker, and lecturer, who has served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) since 1998 and entered private practice in 2007.
If you, or someone you know, is facing Article 134 charges for Gambling with Subordinate, you need to speak with a Military defense attorney right away. We understand what is at risk, and we know how to protect your career, your freedom, and your future. Please call Crisp and Associates Military at 888-258-1653 for a free consultation.
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