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Q: My violation is 5–23-308... Can I still serve in the Guard? Or purchase a firearm?

Currently still serving in the national guard. As far as JAG and what I’ve found it’s a toss up on whether I can stay in or not.

James E Hensley Jr answered on Dec 1, 2017

You should be able to stay in the military. This is almost the lowest misdemeanor in Arkansas. You should be able to clear your record though depending on how long ago this charge was put on your record. I think you should contact an attorney and talk about this. Jim Hensley. Conway AR

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Q: Class C felony forgery keeping me from enlistment of military

When I was 19 I got convicted for class C felony for forgery and the state of Arkansas is the one that picked up the charges when the owner dropped the charges. I was in the National Guard at the time and the guard said they couldn't do anything about it it has now been six years later and I've... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Sep 30, 2017

If you get a pardon from the governor you might be able to reenlist, otherwise you would need to do a writ of error coram nobis because it has been so long.

A writ of error coram nobis is available for addressing certain errors that are found in one of four categories:

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Q: Can I mount emergency lights in my POV only lights non sirens. I'm military police and just wondering if I can.

Robert Donald Gifford II answered on Jul 27, 2017

Most civilian jurisdictions (state or municipal laws) disallow this on non-official vehicles. I would check with your local law enforcement before doing so.

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