Wilmington, DE asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: Is the Navy able to discharge a sailor for being arrested and charged with a felony without having been convicted yet

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Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: The Navy can start the process of administratively separating you from the military for a number of reasons. They can make their own determinations that are independent of the criminal process going on, especially if the person has given a statement to the military about what has happened. However, the sailor should have access to detailed counsel from the Navy JAG Corps and they can fight the administrative separation. There are also some civilian lawyers who do these boards and that kind of work with Captain's Masts, separations, discharges and court-martials. If you are in Virginia Beach area, try Eric Leckie.

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