Article 32 Investigation

The Article 32, UCMJ, investigation is the equivalent of a pretrial hearing in civilian court. However, you generally have more rights at an Article 32, UCMJ, hearing.

The purpose of an Article 32, UCMJ, investigation is:

to determine if a crime was committed and there is reasonable cause to believe the person accused committed the crime alleged;

to make a recommendation on disposition of the case to the convening authority; and

discovery for the defense.