Are soldiers allowed to participate in physical conflict with a civilian? Are the punishments different for the soldier ?
If a soldier initiates the fight and punches the civilian. Will the soldier receive the same punishment as though he were just an ordinary civilian fighting another or are the punishments different because he is military personnel
No. A Soldier does NOT get a free pass to assault.
Yes, punishments can be more severe fir the Soldier. BOTH the military AND the civilians can charge and punish the suspect of the same crime.
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If you're asking if a military member is permitted to just go out and assault an adult civilian - of course not. If that does happen, there's no "going rate" for either scenario - every case is different and unique. If a soldier assaults an adult civilian, who will take jurisdiction of the case - will it be the civilian system or the military justice system? If it's the military justice system, there is no increase or decrease in authorized punishments simply due to the alleged victim being an adult civilian vs adult military. There are different authorized punishments in scenarios in which the alleged victim is a child or is a military member of certain rank or position, but that is not applicable to what you're asking. The civilian and military systems are independent, and each have their own laws and authorized punishments. But, the bottom line is, there is no standing immunity that allows military members to assault adult civilians without consequences.
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Whether you are a soldier or not, no one is "allowed" to assault another person. The punishment will be determined by who takes jurisdiction in bringing charges, which would be either the civilian or military police.
I've added your question to the Criminal Law forum.
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