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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Military Law for Florida on
Q: I’m trying to get into the military and 2 felonies are keeping me from it. I wanted to know even though my case is done

can I have them dropped to misdemeanors, if not what can I do?

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Jan 22, 2020

Possibly. You’ll need a good lawyer to make it happen for you and the backing of a recruiter

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Military Law for Florida on
Q: Can a married military member file CS on their spouse who’s also a military member. Wife lives in AL, husband in FL?

They are still married, neither has filed for legal separation or divorce. They have 2 kids wife is Army, husband is Airforce.. wife is stationed in Enterprise Alabama but filed from Montgomery county. Husband stationed in Florida. the father pays half of daycare and provides extra money for food,... Read more »

Vanessa Alexandra Vasquez de Lara
Vanessa Alexandra Vasquez de Lara answered on Dec 19, 2019

Child support can always be requested, even if the parents are still married. But it sounds like the jurisdiction on this case may be incorrect as child support must be filed where the paying parent lives, not where the children live. An attorney should be consulted to see if the case can be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Florida on
Q: I was married for 14 years with a military man, I allowed to have part of his retirement?

He when to Dominican Rep and put the divorce there and he doesn't add anything on the divorce paper, Im allowed to have some of his retirement?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 15, 2019

You probably need to seek a modification of the DR divorce decree. For that you will need to consult an attorney in the Dominican Republic.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Military Law for Florida on
Q: How can I be sure if neighbors are taking video of my where abouts and or inside my apt And on my job

I feel my Google accnt.Has fallen into the wrong hands, and how legal is to use military tactics on a person, such as extracting info while sleeping,

Kevin John Mawn
Kevin John Mawn answered on Sep 12, 2018

Hire an expert to scan your home for video equipment.

2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure, Civil Litigation, Military Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: Hi, I bought a condominium apartment after my husband passed in Afghanistan.

Hi, I bought a condominium apartment after my husband passed in Afghanistan. He was in the Army... I had unexpected events that caused me to fall behind on the maintenance fees. I could not afford a lawyer when the lawsuit was filed against me. Now, the judge has issued a by sale date set in April.... Read more »

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson answered on Jan 10, 2018

First step is to consult with a Foreclosure defense attorney from the county where the condo is located.

The attorney needs to review the Foreclosure paperwork. Then he or she can give you options on what can be done.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Military Law for Florida on
Q: Will my naturalization be denied due to breaking the law when I was under 18? Can I reapply if I join the military?

I have recently applied for naturalization and have been a green card holder for 11 years. When I was 14 I was caught shoplifting and did a diversion program which led to my charges to be dismissed. When I was 16 I was falsely arrested for battery on a police officer which is a felony. We fought... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Sep 25, 2017

Thank you for your question.

You need to consult with an immigration attorney, but it sounds like the charges were dropped. Without knowing all the details in the case, however, it is really hard to tell what the impact on your application would be. It is likely that it would have none,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Military Law for Florida on
Q: Can I join the military?

I am a 17 year old male on a felony probation for lead molestation (not a registered sex offender). I get off probation at the age of 19 and my felony clears at the age of 24.

Richard Hornsby
Richard Hornsby answered on Jul 18, 2017

It would be up to the military branch you are seeking to join. Candidly, I think you would have difficulty joining.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Florida on
Q: An Air Force Airman had injunctions denied by a judge falsely accusing me of harassment & tried to get me fired.

Had a relationship with an Airman. When I couldn't move fast enough for her she married some1 else. When I told her that I wanted to move up w/her she stopped comm. Tried to communicate with her and she accused me of harassing her. I was questioned and when she saw my statement she reconnected... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 5, 2017

It appears that her efforts to get you in trouble with the authorities, and to get you fired, did not work. So what is your question

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law and Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: Boyfriend misdiagnosed with autism as a young child wants to join military, any way to remove diagnosis from records?

He was misdiagnosed when he was 13, and was really only diagnosed so his family could receive the scholarships. Unfortunately, this disqualifies him from the military, which has been his dream all his life. The doctor who misdiagnosed him is most likely not practicing anymore, and it would be... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 2, 2017

What he needs, in my opinion, is a letter from a doctor, preferably a specialist in the field of autism, to the effect that the previous diagnosis was erroneous, and hopefully explaining why.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Florida on
Q: MILITARY / UCMJ QUESTION If a sailor is found guilty of a charge in a general court martial, and handed a NO punishment

sentence by jurors that had the option to reduce rank and/or take away frocking... Is NAVPERS (without referral or request by sailor's command) authorized to withhold advancement in respects to rank?

Incident occurred & investigation in 2009 when Sailor was E6

Frocked to E7 in 2009... Read more »

Keith Petrochko
Keith Petrochko answered on Feb 28, 2016

Military attorneys generally do not participate on this website. I suggest you contact your local JAG office as soon as possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Consumer Law and Military Law for Florida on
Q: Bought car, previous owner has yet to get me the title after 7 months. Car tags are expired and needs to be registered

Myself and the previous owner are both currently active duty in the Navy. He transferred to Japan soon after the car loan was placed under my name. I am supposed to transfer in December myself and I cannot receive travel pay until I give my car tag numbers in my transfer package. The tags that are... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 15, 2015

Hire a private attorney and file a lawsuit.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Florida on
Q: Do CFR apply to Military bases with Exclusive Jurisdiction? i.e. 41 CFR 102-74.385 with Federal Civilian Police
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 10, 2015

In order to answer this question I would have to do research.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Florida on
Q: Does United States Code TITLE 10 > Subtitle E > PART II > CHAPTER 1221 > § 12682 aply to Regular Active Army soilders?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 10, 2015

You asked this question many years ago. Military lawyers do not answer questions here as far as I know. When you have legal questions it is always best to go see an attorney who handles those types of matters.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Florida on
Q: Is 18 U.S.C. 1382 a felony? tresspass on a military facility.
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 9, 2015

Perhaps.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Florida on
Q: If my only son joins the u.s. armed forces, will he be sent to battle?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 9, 2015

Perhaps.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Florida on
Q: I have military orders 2 go 2 Japan.joint custody of kids w/ a dad who dont pay his child support.Whats required of me?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 7, 2015

For what? To relocate with the children? Written consent from the father or a court order.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Florida on
Q: If I have a run in with the law can I still join the army?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 7, 2015

A run in with the law could mean a variety of things. Were you charged with a felony? If so, the military is being very selective nowadays and may not take you.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Florida on
Q: I am trying to get my Army record reopened for them to look into my case and charges. How do I do that?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 7, 2015

What case? What charges? You didn't say. The best thing that you can do is go speak with an attorney who handles these types of legal matters.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Military Law for Florida on
Q: A military service dog attacked and ate my chickens the owner refuses to replace them and I want to know if I can sue

First he attacked my rooster and I asked them to put it on a leash and they didn't then he ate 7of my chickens

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 7, 2015

Yes, you can probably sue for the damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Florida on
Q: My VA doc says that I am a victim of Military Sexual Trauma. Does that description fit what I've been thru?

I filed an EO complaint last year on my supervisor for gender discrimination. He was stalking and harassing me. It was not sexual in nature aside from the fact it was because I am female and a lot of the disparaging comments were made about me and my pregnancy. A couple months ago I was Command... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 7, 2015

Perhaps.

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