LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Jeffrey Raymond Liebenguth

Can a military service member refuse to accept NJP?

Yes. Except for individuals attached to or embarked on a vessel, service members have the right to refuse nonjudicial punishment. If NJP is refused, a commanding officer has a number of options, including sending the case to court-martial or initiating administrative separation proceedings.

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