Connecticut Military Law Questions & Answers

Q: want to enlist in the military, but I have a pending car accident case pending against me. Can that affect me enlisting?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Military Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jun 29, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
You should be OK. It's not a criminal charge. Do let your lawyer and company know when you are actually enlisted. Thank you for volunteering.

Q: I have a pending lawsuit against me that my insurance taking care of. Question is, can I still enlist in the military?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Military Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jun 24, 2017
Sally A. Roberts' answer
Yes, having a car accident case pending is no reason you cannot enlist in the military. Presumably the pending lawsuit is for negligence while operating a motor vehicle.

Q: when do ucmj have jurisdiction over a crime

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 21, 2017
Patrick Korody's answer
For the active duty component - 24/7, anywhere in the world. For reserves/national guard, the member must be on orders or in a drilling status. There are many nuances with jurisdiction, but those are the basics.

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