This preview has intentionally blurred parts. Sign up to view the full document

View Full Document

Unformatted Document Excerpt

U.S. v. Collier , 27 M.J. 806 (A.C.M.R. 1988 . ) Parties: : United States Army (Appellee) who convicted Sergeant William H Collier Jr. (Appellant) In a court martial for disobeying a direct order of a warrant officer giving him a bad conduct discharge and a reduction in rank. Procedural History: Appellant was convicted of failure to repair, disobeying the lawful order of a warrant officer and dereliction of duty and sentenced to a bad conduct discharge and reduction of rank to E-1.The Prosecution used his prior convictions against him in court to show character traits of disobedience. Issues: The issue is did the lower court use all means necessary to make sure that the appellant had a fair trial according the U.C.M.J. and did the sergeant taking the stand give the prosecution the right to use his prior convictions in accordance with rule 609.the right to use his prior convictions in accordance with rule 609.... View Full Document

End of Preview

Sign up now to access the rest of the document