There are also examples that commonly affect citizens of Colorado. Let’s first look at the number of military bases in Colorado. The state is home to six federal military outposts. Five of them belong to the Air Force, the lone exception being the Army base at Fort Carson. All these facilities are within easy driving distance of Colorado Springs.
Crimes committed on U.S. military facilities by military personal will be prosecuted by military courts, but the jurisdictional regulations are much trickier when a civilian is charged with a crime on a military outpost, or when military personnel are charged with crimes while off base.
Oftentimes the jurisdiction is unclear, and the officers and prosecutors of all concerned parties must negotiate who will take charge of an investigation and where the legal proceedings, if any, will take place. The rules and regulations are such that even a divorce involving military personnel can be complicated.