Robert Donald Gifford II's answer It's a "motion to accelerate" - which is to move a deferred sentence to a suspended sentence. The latter is a conviction, while the former is not. A judge can choose not to accelerate, however it is recommended you have counsel with you to protect yourself.
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer If the zip-its were found with other narcotics (or had evidence of residue in them) they are considered paraphernalia as they are often associated with illegal drug sales/possession. Having them by themselves (with no residue) is not paraphernalia in of itself.
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer You may want to consider petitioning that service's board of records review. For example, if you were Army you may want to petition the Army Discharge Review Board and/or the Army Board of Corrections of Military Records.
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer If it was dismissed "with prejudice" in the federal court, then there is an argument that the courts-martial may be bound by that dismissal. It depends on the reason and grounds it was dimissed. If the dismissal is silent, it's likely "without prejudice" and still subject to UCMJ action.
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer Absolutely. It is pretty much a military career killer. The only "exception" is when the service member is a junior enlisted. The military leadership recognizes that a young soldier (or marine, etc.) will make mistakes. If that junior enlisted member is an otherwise good troop, a commander will work to rehabilitate him/her and keep them "in the fight."
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer You need to put it writing to your landlord and request to terminate the lease, and include a copy of your orders. If you think there is going to be a legal fight, send it certified mail and keep a copy. If you have an email address or fax number, I'd be that thorough. The earliest termination date will be 30 days after the date on which the next regularly scheduled rent is due.
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer It does not. The military is a "command driven system," in that the commander (with the advice of his legal advisor/Judge Advocate) can use the other tools in his tool box for punishment and correction (non-judicial punishment, counseling, letter of reprimand, administrative separation, etc.).
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer If there are charges for "wire fraud," "bank fraud," false statements to investigators, etc. Those are generally "white collar" type of charges that could be involved with human trafficking types of charges.
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer Generally it is, but there are some exceptions to it. Bottom line is the because both are separate sovereigns, thus the double jeopardy clause does not apply. Most jurisdictions try to avoid doing this as it complicates trial dates and availability of witnesses.
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer It is possible. 18 USC 1001 makes it a federal felony to make a false material statement to federal law enforcement during a federal investigation. Key things are that the statement was "material," and that the investigation is federal.
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer Generally, assuming the DUIs happen in the "exclusive federal jurisdiction" areas of a base, most bases (and posts) usually let the federal court handle all of the DUIs (regardless if the person is a service member or not). The cases are usually prosecuted by a Judge Advocate who is appointed as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and are normally just misdemeanors. Some bases will handle DUIs of service members thru the chain of command (UCMJ or administrative punishment). Some Air bases have...
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer The answer is generally no. No jurisdiction over civilians, with a few rare exceptions. The exceptions are generally if it is a civilian accompanying a force onto a battlefield (like a contractor).
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer It is not, however you should contact the other party to advise they have no consent to access your private accounts. You should also seek to protect those accounts. Should those accounts be accessed, it can constitute an illegal “hacking,” and you should file a police report immediately.
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer Generally, an individual has no right to privacy while being booked into a jail and can be asked administrative questions (identity, health, medicines, next of kin). If the questions become an interrogation regarding the alleged crime, government officials are required to advise of Miranda rights.
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer While there could be a variety of things that could looked at, a commutation of the sentence is a possibility. They are not easy to obtain, so if one is pursued it is recommended to ensure it is done carefully.
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer It is very likely. A drug trafficking offense is one that will get you deported, however, and assuming he pleaded guilty rather than taking it to trial, the United States Supreme Court stated in Padilla v. Kentucky that a plea is not a knowing and voluntary one if he was not advised of the collateral consequences of the plea (that he could be deported).
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