The purpose of military justice is to promote justice, assist in maintaining good order and discipline in the armed forces, promote efficiency and effectiveness in the military establishment, and thereby strengthen the national security of the United States.
Fort Drum’s “Mountain Justice” team is responsible for the administration of military justice in accordance with the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and applicable federal and state law and regulation. This includes courts-martial, non-judicial punishment, involuntary administrative separations and eliminations, and other adverse administrative actions.
The team also processes traffic citations issued on Fort Drum, and prosecutes certain criminal offenses committed on post in U.S. Magistrate Court through the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) program.
If you receive a ticket or citation on Fort Drum, do not ignore it. Unpaid violations and failure to appear in court may result in suspension of driving privileges and/or a bench warrant.
What are my options if I get a ticket or citation on Fort Drum?
- Pay your ticket: You can pay a ticket online at http://www.cvb.uscourts.gov, or mail a bank check or money order to:
Central Violations Bureau
P.O. Box 71363
Philadelphia, PA 19176-1363
Make checks or money orders payable to: Central Violations Bureau. Be sure to include the location code (NY11) and violation number on the payment. You may also call the Central Violations Bureau (CVB) at 800-827-2982 and pay by credit card over the phone.
Payment must be received BEFORE YOUR COURT DATE or you will have to appear in court.
- Appear before the judge: Those wishing to contest an on-post ticket/citation or have a mandatory appearance will receive a notice by mail from the CVB. The CVB will not schedule an appearance until 30 days have elapsed from the date of the violation. Notices are mailed two weeks before your court date. To verify your court date after 30 days, please call (800) 827-2982. If your ticket is not scheduled for a court date after 45 days, please contact the senior paralegal to the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney at (315) 772-0630.