Great Lakes, IL asked in Military Law for Illinois

Q: I might be getting punished for Unauthorized Absence.

Ive recently been caught as technically UA because I didn't report to 'holds" after graduating from A school. Instead, I decided to only show up for the all hands musters, and take walking passes to various destinations like the college counseling center and the library (all passes signed by senior petty officers mind you) while flying under the radar, I did this for four days straight, while not technically on the holds muster sheet but still showing up to all hands musters and standing my assigned watches. It was only until I was inadvertently walked in on by a barracks petty officer that my little scheme was exposed. she claims I've been trying to outsmart the system, to which I've claimed ignorance, saying I didn't know I had to report to holds and was told by a yeoman (who has conveniently shipped out) i didnt have to. They have decided to SAF me and warned me this could very well go to captains mast. I have been SAFed once before for accidentally sleeping past muster (the case en

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Angelina Bradley
Angelina Bradley
Answered
  • Military Law Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA

A: Your submission doesn't really state a question, but if you're asking what your options and exposure are, you have a couple options. Head to the DSO North detachment during walk-in hours for a PERSREP appointment, which will be free, or reach out to a civilian military justice practitioner like myself for a consultation.

Good luck.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.