Missouri Military Law Questions & Answers

Q: How likely is it to upgrade my military discharge from General Under Honorable to Honorable?

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Missouri on
Answered on Mar 1, 2018
Patrick Korody's answer
Generally speaking, if a discharge review board grants an upgrade based on a separation processing issue, they will change the narrative as well. If the narrative reason was correct, then they won't change the reason. You have the burden to demonstrate the characterization were unjust or inequitable.

Q: My girlfriend is currently looking to get custody of her sister from her abusive mother, I'm doing research for her.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Military Law for Missouri on
Answered on Feb 27, 2018
Lydia Seifner's answer
Your girlfriend will want to talk to an attorney local to her and her sister about seeking a child guardianship.

Q: With a chapter 5-17, is someone eligible for 100% GI Bill or only after VA claims prove service connected disability?

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 26, 2018
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer
The VA will establish the percentage of disability. There is an appeals process should you disagree with it.

Q: Bad Background check.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Criminal Law and Military Law for Missouri on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
Patrick Korody's answer
The problem is that CID entered your arrest/subject in the investigation (called "titling") in DCII and NCIC, databases that track arrests. Your DNA was also put in CODIS. Getting your DNA taken out of CODIS is pretty easy. Getting your arrest out of DCII and NCIC is going to be difficult, but you can apply and all they can say is "no."

You may want to have an attorney make the application for you - generally, well-organized, concise arguments for removal have the best success rates....

Q: Speeding ticket amended to "no muffler", job website asks if I've been cited for a moving violation, what do I answer?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Military Law and Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 20, 2016
Richard C Simons' answer
This is new to me to see the word "cited" instead of "convicted." Since the word, "cited" is what is used, you have been cited with a speeding ticket. You received a citation from the officer but were not convicted by the court. The big deal is if you lie in this situation. Better to just tell them you have received a citation.


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