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Article 32

The UCMJ dictates that no offense can be tried at a general court-martial without being first investigated at an Article 32 hearing. These proceedings are the rough equivalent of a civilian preliminary hearing. The law requires a neutral investigating officer look into the form of the charges and give recommendations on the disposition of those charges. An experienced counsel can advise a client whether or not it is in their best interest to attend, fight, or use the process for learning about the government’s case against them. Attorney Mike Coco has defense many clients in these proceedings. He can guide clients through the process to ensure they are in a position to get the best possible outcome in a case.


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Law Office of Michael J. Coco, P.A. is owned by Attorney Michael J. Coco. He is a member in good standing of the State Bar of California and has been admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces