The 653d Trial Defense Team (TDT)
is modeled after the active component in that none of our
Trial Defense Counsel (TDC) are rated or supervised by
anyone inside the State Command in Utah. This is done to
remove potential unlawful command influence on the military
justice system. All of our TDCs are M-Day status.
Please ensure that enough time is allowed so that personnel
can consult with a TDC prior to responding to legal issues.
Please request a TDC as soon as possible by filling out
this form and submitting via the internet.
Otherwise, please print the request, fill it out
and email it to: NGUT.JAG.653UT.TDS@ng.army.mil.
CIVILIAN LEGAL ISSUES.
TDT does not usually represent military
personnel in civilian court. If you are charged with a
civilian offense you should see a private attorney as soon
as possible. If you are facing jail time for a civilian
charge, a court will ordinarily allow you to apply for court
appointed counsel at an arraignment (first appearance). You
may have your private attorney coordinate us to understand
the implications of the charges pending on your military
service. Please note that when you are represented by
another attorney that a TDC cannot talk to you without
getting the approval from that attorney.
PRIORITY OF LEGAL
2. Article 32 Representation
3. Counseling of pretrial confinees
4. Formal Non-Judicial Punishment
6. Officer Elimination Actions
7. Enlisted Separation Boards
8. Grade Reduction
9. Administrative Actions
10. Any Other Negative Personnel Actions
11. Civilian Criminal Issues
Please read our Soldier Instruction
Memorandum for a full list of assistance available. Commanders may read our Memorandum for Commanders for more information.