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24 July 2009 @ 11:58 am
Military research Q  
Okay, all knowing f-list!

I've looked and looked, and can't seem to find a clear answer.

On a Naval vessel, if, say, an officer is accused of a crime along the lines of treason, I believe the Navy would have authority and jurisdiction, not some other government agency, even if the other agency are the ones who show up with evidence of this?

I hope that makes sense.

I just want to make sure I'm not going down the wrong path here, but I'm reasonably sure I'm correct.
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The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: Agent Paulsabaceanbabe on July 24th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
rhienellethrhienelleth on July 24th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Indeed, it does sound like! :D
L.A.frenchroast on July 24th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
There probably isn't a clear answer--it would probably depend on which other government agency it was. Like I think the CIA might trump the Navy in certain cases, but it would depend on whose involved and what exactly the various parties want. The Navy may not want to deal with it and therefore be happy to have the CIA or FBI take the person off the ship and into regular custody, or they might not.

In a lot of cases though, outside of some kind of direct order from waaay high up, the Navy could probably pull the "it happened in our backyard, we'll take care of it" card.
rhienellethrhienelleth on July 24th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Good point...I'll make sure to keep that in mind as I write the scene! Thank you. :)
L.A.frenchroast on July 24th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Ack, *who's involved Paris has done wonders for my French, but the English, eet iz suffereeng.
Veronica Mars is smarter than you (and me): jensen is a hotassjulietlaw on July 24th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Based on my NCIS watching, unless it's really huge and high ranking person calls, naval military is going to take care of it.
rhienelleth: abby blue hands - astral_angelrhienelleth on July 24th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
LOL - I, too, was basing my 'knowledge' off of NCIS. :D