UCMJ – United States Code of Military Justice

880. ARTICLE 80. ATTEMPTS

10. Punitive Articles

(a) An act, done with specific intent to commit an offense under this chapter, amounting to more than mere preparation and tending, even though failing, to effect its commission, is an attempt to commit that offense.

(b) Any person subject to this chapter who attempts to commit any offense punishable by this chapter shall be punished as a court-martial may direct, unless otherwise specifically prescribed.

(c) Any person subject to this chapter may be convicted of an attempt to commit an offense although it appears on the trial that the offense was consummated.


1 Comment for this entry

  • Deb

    Would a soldier threatening his wife and young children with a shotgun while on leave (documented by law enforcement, DA, Attorney General and media)be considered a violation of Article 80(a)and if so would Article 80(b) be the appropriate response?

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