Prior to making your statement, either received from a magistrate the warning provided in Article 15.17 of this code or received from the person to whom the statement is made a warning that: (1) you have the right to remain silent and not make any statement at all and that any statement you make may be used against you at your trial; (2) any statement you make may be used as evidence against you in court; (3) you have the right to have a lawyer present to advise you prior to and during any questioning; (4) if you are unable to employ a lawyer, you have the right to have a lawyer appointed to advise you prior to and during any questioning; and (5) you have the right to terminate the interview at any time; and you, prior to and during the making of the statement, knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily waived these rights.
Article 15's (NJP)
Felonies and Misdemeanors
Under the provisions of Article 31, UCMJ, you have the right to remain silent, that is, say nothing at all. Any statements you make, oral or written, may be used as evidence against you in a trial by court-martial or in other judicial or administrative proceedings. You have the right to consult a lawyer and to have a lawyer present during this interview. You have the right to military legal counsel free of charge. In addition to military counsel, you are entitled to civilian counsel of your own choosing, at your own expense. You may request a lawyer at any time during this interview. If you decide to answer questions, you may stop the questioning at any time. Do you understand your rights? Do you want a lawyer? (If the answer is yes, the questioner MUST cease all questions at this point). Are you willing to answer questions?.
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