Just today I went back to fort hood to surrender. The MPs look through the system and then told me I was dropped from rolls and leave the base because my unit don’t want me and I am not allowed on base. What does this mean and how do I get my DD214 so I know my discharge status. Also what do I... View More
Yes. It is possible to have the record expunged or at least amended to make it clear that you were never charged with or convicted of a crime. We have had success assisting clients with this process. It begins with a petition to the law enforcement records centers for your service. In your...View More
The autopsy report shows that the following three drugs were in the patient's body: morphine, oxycodone, and heroin. The coroner did not state whether the amount of heroin was sufficient to cause death.
Only morphine and oxycodone were prescribed. The amounts of the opiods prescribed... View More
Theses are difficult cases given the way the law is written. The acquittals I have won in the past have usually been tied to the science and actual cause of death. Showing a particular action was not the cause of death or the only cause of death is critical.
I was discharged with a general discharge with honorable mentions for violating the curfew overseas and want to get it changed. The curfew was changed to no curfew only a few months after I left base. I have no blemish marks since getting out of the army and would love to have this black mark on my... View More
Each service has a Discharge Review Board. To obtain an upgrade you have to apply and provide sufficient evidence to overcome the "presumption of administrative regularity" which is the standard the Board will apply in reviewing your case. You should consider...View More
The typical response if you turn yourself in ranges from court-martial to administrative separation. If there are significant mitigating factors I would anticipate that an administrative separation could be negotiated. You should consider hiring an experienced attorney to...View More
There are several very good lawyers with military experience. For example I served on active duty for 11 years in the Air Force and have significant experience representing Marines. An important question is what legal issue are you dealing with. If you let me know the...View More
Great question. You want an attorney that has military experience as well as experience actually appearing before the Discharge Review Board. There are many attorneys that dabble in military law. You want someone with extensive military experience that practices before the Board frequently....View More
I went through the PEB and got my findings. They found me unfit and got medical retirement from the military. I have an EAS Date 45 days from now. My unit is pursing an AdminSep for pattern of misconduct. The characterization is General Under Honorable. Can the military hold me past my new EAS... View More
There may be some specific nuances in your case but as a general rule you cannot be held past an EAS date solely for the purpose of admin sep proceedings. The issue with your case is that if the start the misconduct based separation process fast enough then your case will be...View More
Volunteered for duty with the understanding I would get diesel school after Basic training, got then told after basic, when I was stationed I got told then I didn't have it in writing so I was out of luck. Young and dumb, I would show them I went AWOL, then didn't honor their end , I told... View More
It is possible to address these issues. You can apply for a discharge upgrade as well as have certain information removed from your record. Their are a lot of variables that you should discuss with an attorney that is experienced in dealing with these issues. I have had...View More
No. Lie detector test results are not admissible in court. But anything you say before, during, and after the test is.I would need more details to answer the second question. If your job requires a TS clearance then it is possible that refusing a lie detector related to a clearance screening...View More
You should submit a standard form (SF) 180 to the National Archives. The forms are available online. If there are errors on the DD214 or you need to upgrade your discharge, there is a process for that as well.
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