Many people are surprised to learn that adultery is a crime in the military. While the specific crime of “Adultery” has been replaced with the more general offense of “Extramarital sexual conduct” under Article 134, UCMJ, the underlying behavior may still be punishable. Military adultery occurs when two people engage in sexual intercourse while either one or both are married. To be punishable, the conduct must be either (i) to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces or (ii) of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.
If convicted, adultery can carry serious punishment including a dishonorable discharge, total forfeitures, and up to 1-year confinement. The skilled and aggressive attorneys at Military Justice Attorneys know how to defend against allegations of extramarital sexual conduct and will zealously fight for you, regardless of where you’re stationed. We defend military members facing investigations, trials, and discipline for a wide range of offenses under the UCMJ, including extramarital sexual conduct. Call us today at (844) 334-5459 for a free consultation.
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