2010 US Code
Title 10 - ARMED FORCES
Subtitle A - General Military Law
PART II - PERSONNEL
CHAPTER 47 - UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE
SUBCHAPTER VI - PRE-TRIAL PROCEDURE
Sec. 831 - Art. 31. Compulsory self-incrimination prohibited

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2006 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 10 - ARMED FORCES
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 10 - ARMED FORCES
Subtitle A - General Military Law
PART II - PERSONNEL
CHAPTER 47 - UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE
SUBCHAPTER VI - PRE-TRIAL PROCEDURE
Sec. 831 - Art. 31. Compulsory self-incrimination prohibited
Containssection 831
Date2010
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 7, 2011
Positive LawYes
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditAug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 48.
Statutes at Large Reference64 Stat. 118


§831. Art. 31. Compulsory self-incrimination prohibited

(a) No person subject to this chapter may compel any person to incriminate himself or to answer any question the answer to which may tend to incriminate him.

(b) No person subject to this chapter may interrogate, or request any statement from, an accused or a person suspected of an offense without first informing him of the nature of the accusation and advising him that he does not have to make any statement regarding the offense of which he is accused or suspected and that any statement made by him may be used as evidence against him in a trial by court-martial.

(c) No person subject to this chapter may compel any person to make a statement or produce evidence before any military tribunal if the statement or evidence is not material to the issue and may tend to degrade him.

(d) No statement obtained from any person in violation of this article, or through the use of coercion, unlawful influence, or unlawful inducement may be received in evidence against him in a trial by court-martial.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 48.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
831(a)

831(b)

50:602(a).

50:602(b).

May 5, 1950, ch. 169, §1 (Art 31), 64 Stat. 118.
831(c) 50:602(c).
831(d) 50:602(d).

The word “may” is substituted for the word “shall” throughout the revised section.

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