Preferred charge

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A preferred charge is an interim step in the United States' military justice system.[1]

According to Jonathon Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the US military justice system equivalent of a formal charge is only leveled following the recommendation of an article 32 hearing -- a hearing held under the authority of article 32 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jonathon Turley (2001-04-03). "Testimony in Senate Intelligence Committee on Abuses By Naval Intelligence and the Daniel King Case". Archived from the original on 2009-09-08.