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1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Texas on
Q: Does a person facing a court-martial have the right to an attorney?
Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody answered on Feb 3, 2017

The military will provide a JAG at no charge for a special or general court-martial. You also have the right to hire a civilian counsel at your own expense. Normally, the JAG stays as well, so you have two lawyers working on your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Louisiana on
Q: Active duty military , please help .

I'm active duty in military 22 years old . Diagnosed with severe depression due to my sister suicide, my buddy over here got stabbed to death , buddies back home dying, a custody battle with my son an child's mother. An my dads health. It's all becoming too much. I'm also on... Read more »

Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody answered on Feb 3, 2017

Medical separations and separations due to mental health issues must be initiated by the provider. The first step would be to place you on LIMDU or a Profile.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Military Law for Massachusetts on
Q: i have a bad conduct discharge though a general courts martial 128 agg assault my charges dont apperar on record

am i felon in the eyes of civilain/federal court systems? *article 128 aggravated assault.

Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody answered on Feb 3, 2017

If convicted of an Art 128 Aggravated Assault at a general court-martial, absolutely. However, it may be that the results of your trial were not entered into the correct database.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Texas on
Q: If I need to be represented in military court, can I use a regular attorney or do I need a JAG officer?
Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody answered on Feb 3, 2017

You can use a civilian, but the rules and practice is substantially different. You would be well-served to have a civilian attorney with former JAG experience.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for New Mexico on
Q: My daughter signed a contract 6 months ago with the US Air Force ROTC (non-Scholarship). Is there a way she can get out
Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody answered on Feb 3, 2017

Possibly - since she is non-scholarship she may be able to request a voluntary disenrollment. There is an AF instruction on this but I don't have the number off-hand.

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