TRIAL STAGES: Pretrial: Pretrial Restriction


United States v. Mack, 65 M.J. 108 (a pretrial restriction order generally includes specific conditions designed to prevent additional criminal misconduct and maintain accountability of the accused; various conditions may be ordered if they are reasonably necessary to protect the morale, welfare, and safety of the unit (or the accused), to protect victims or potential witnesses, or to ensure the accused’s presence at the court-martial or pretrial hearings; the commander may order the servicemember to remain within specified limits, to report periodically to a specified official, and not to associate with specified persons). 

(pretrial restriction is not punishment and may not be used as such). 

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