Military Law – what does a military advocate do?
Every Israeli citizen comes across the military-justice in some stage of hisher life. It can initially start with the pre-drafter running into the military-justice conditions while being summoned to be checked for physical competence, being summoned to military service or being exempted from serving, through the soldier who got caught up in the military-justice’s disciplinary system while serving, or the professional soldier who is also subjugated to the military law system and it can end with the reserve soldier being under the military-justice law’s jurisdiction while heshe is not even on active duty.
The defense service law states that every Israeli citizen upon reaching the age of 18 is obliged for military service and applies some of the military-justice’s principles to the Israeli citizen since heshe is in high-school and up until heshe finishes their reserve period; some of them, at the age of 49, use the help of a military advocate schooled in the obscurities of the military-justice system.
The military-justice law forms unique courts for the army – the military tribunals. These tribunals are divided to regions according to headquarters existing in the military and they judge the criminal offenses performed by soldiers and officers during their military service. Offenses judged by the military tribunal are numerous and varied. Some of them are criminal offenses unique to the military: Desertion, Violence against a fellow soldier, Treason, Looting, and others, while some of them are also “regular” criminal offenses like Gun trade, Drug trade, Assault, Drug abuse etc.
A military advocate is a lawyer who represents defendants of the military tribunals, under a special approval to represent in the military tribunal given to himher by a committee headed by a Supreme Court judge.
The website ARMY is a unique website dealing with military justice and is active since 2003. The website stores articles written by military advocates who are a part of the Kooznits, Pesah and Co. law office, a law office specializing in representing soldiers in military tribunals, the professional soldiers’ appeal committee and the different military authorities.
The website provides information regarding desertion and absence felonies, military drug felonies, illegal use of a weapon, violent offenses against fellow soldiers and Palestinians, military sex offenses, military property offenses etc.
The website also hosts a greatly populated forum in which many issues of the military justice system are raised; the law office’s military advocates, soldiers, and soldiers’ families participate in it.
You are welcome to address us, with any question regarding the military justice system, via the military forum or via the “contact” form that can be found on the left side of every page.
In urgent cases, you can contact the office’s lawyers in the contact details found on the left.