Pooler, GA asked in Collections, Gov & Administrative Law and Military Law for Georgia

Q: How should I handle the following military matter?

I am being charged by the military for a missing item because I was the last one to sign for it. I only signed the hand receipt because I was instructed to do so by my supervisor. They are blaming me for negligence when there are others who signed off stating we had the missing item in question. I cannot afford the fine they are charging and do not believe it is fair. I am allowed to write a rebuttal statement and am not sure what exactly I should have in it. My financial status, instruction to sign the document, the negligence by others also?

1 Lawyer Answer

Angelina Bradley

Answered
  • Military Law Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA

A: There are too many specifics in your case that aren't provided here in your question, and I"m sure more nuances will arise. I'd head down to talk to your local Area Defense Counsel or Defense Service Office for a free consultation. They'll be able to help walk you through this.

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