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Q: NJP restriction question

So I was NJPED and part of my NJP restriction was that I shall not eat food other than in the chow hall. I was on restriction at the time of the incident. I ordered a pizza to my room and canceled it right after after being corrected by a NCO. Due to me canceling the order and never physically... Read more »

Jeffrey Liebenguth
Jeffrey Liebenguth answered on Jun 3, 2021

They could try to NJP you or take the suspended pay for "attempted" breaking of restriction. Depending on all of the circumstances, however, you could argue that you did not have the specific intent to break restriction (e.g., it was just an oversight on your part and you corrected the... Read more »

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Q: Discharged from the army. RE4 code/General under honorable conditions

I was kicked out in 2017. I Have tried everything to maintain a job. however due to the way my head works finding a job that fills the gap of wanting to be apart of group that stops bad people from doing bad things to good people is impossible for me. can’t be a cop, cia, fbi, or a contractor. I... Read more »

Jeffrey Liebenguth
Jeffrey Liebenguth answered on May 21, 2021

There is always some chance, but how much of a chance really depends on the totality of the circumstances in your case, including the reason for your separation. In order for your RE4 code to be changed, you generally first have to petition for your discharge (general under honorable conditions)... Read more »

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Q: Marine corps Sofa license in Okinawa Japan

So I recently had my sofa license in Okinawa japan revoked by the battalion commander. And I was caught driving my car without said sofa license by my NCO not military police. What are the punishments that my command can give me for me as a driver of said vehicle without the license? And what are... Read more »

Jeffrey Liebenguth
Jeffrey Liebenguth answered on May 16, 2021

Most likely an orders violation under Article 92 and/or some Article 134 charge for engaging in conduct that is prejudicial to good order and discipline. If your buddy truly didn't know the situation, he should be alright regarding your driving and license status.

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Q: If solder had adultery more than 3 years ago at oversea station,and haven't been caught,can get away from charges?

Deployed to Japan for 3 years, have love relationship about one year with local Japanese lady who married to other man. Haven't been caught, came back to US it's been bit more than 4 years. Did not get any trouble about this relationship. I heard most of the adultery charges expires after... Read more »

Jeffrey Liebenguth
Jeffrey Liebenguth answered on May 14, 2021

The statute of limitations is generally 5 years, with some exception that do not seem like they would apply to your situation. Regardless, you should not ever speak of the matter with anyone. Hope that helps.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Military Law on
Q: My brother is a private in the Marines, were drinking and fought another Marine with a higher rank what's the punishmen?

Don't have much details about what happened, but, it seems like my bother that being a marine 18 months got went out with his friends and they were eating. It seems like there was another marine there that's were bothering his group of friends. My brother got fed up and approached the... Read more »

Jeffrey Liebenguth
Jeffrey Liebenguth answered on Feb 17, 2021

It really depends on the nature of the fight, if there were any injuries to the other person and, if so, how bad. If he is charged with any type of assault under Article 128 of the UCMJ, he could be facing from no punishment to a dishonorable discharge and years of confinement. A good military... Read more »

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