ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE DIVISION
The United States Army Criminal Investigative Division or CID is different from a command investigation. CID is a separate division for the investigations of serious crimes such as felony crimes like murder, rape and arson. They specifically follow the Uniform Military Code and have the power to investigate civilians as well. This division works similarly to the Command Investigations because it does not have legal jurisdiction but rather investigative power. The CID will make recommendations on its findings to the appropriate legal authority. While CI handles cases that are not considered “major” the CID can handle very serious criminal offenses. You should speak with a military criminal defense attorney immediately if you are aware that you are the subject of a CID investigation. Depending on the findings and conclusions of the CID you may find yourself in court or discharged. Contact a military criminal lawyer before that happens, and get the counsel you need.