Washington Military Law Questions & Answers

Q: I am researching a double murder case from 1992 involving a US Army member shooting and killing 2

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Military Law for Washington on
Answered on Mar 1, 2019
Greg Freeze's answer
If you are trying to research something somewhat vague, it can be difficult to find it. If you knew who and where, that would certainly help.

You didn't say how you were researching.

Here is an interesting website that might help you in some way. cite: www.jagcnet.army.mil/ACCA#

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Q: Can a reservist be held accountable for having an affair according to the UCMJ?

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Washington on
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
With other personnel, on base, possibly. Off base, privately, unlikely. With a civillian, no. Get a confidential consult from a JAG attorney through the legal assistance plan.

Q: Can I leave my current apartment lease with official orders to ship to Naval RTC?

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Answered on May 7, 2018
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer
You need to put it writing to your landlord and request to terminate the lease, and include a copy of your orders. If you think there is going to be a legal fight, send it certified mail and keep a copy. If you have an email address or fax number, I'd be that thorough. The earliest termination date will be 30 days after the date on which the next regularly scheduled rent is due.

Q: Can i sue the va for giving me all male providers when i have documented Military sexual trauma? Im a female veteran.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Washington on
Answered on Jan 26, 2018
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer
You likely do not have grounds for a lawsuit unless you could establish it was done intentional to cause you emotional pain. Your better route is to make a complaint within the VA, to the VA OIG, or through a congressional inquiry/complaint.

Q: What is the charge if you know someone is subletting in base housing?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Landlord - Tenant and Military Law for Washington on
Answered on Feb 13, 2017
Patrick Korody's answer
There may not be a charge at all, depending on the circumstances. It's probably privatized housing based on a lease. Violating a lease is not normally a criminal offense, even in the military.

Q: My sons wife continues to bring Marijuana on base to their home even after being told by him not to.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Washington on
Answered on Feb 6, 2017
Patrick Korody's answer
You son should go see the defense counsel JAGs at the Defense Service Office, Naval Base Bremerton.

Q: I'm in the Army and just got a divorce. When am I allowed to get married again? Is there a military law covering this?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Gov & Administrative Law and Military Law for Washington on
Answered on Feb 3, 2017
Patrick Korody's answer
No wait time. You can get married immediately. You just have to make sure your personnel folks are kept in the loop about the divorce and remarriage. Problems arise if the military thinks you are married to two people at the same time.

Q: Ive signed my dd214, cleared post & unit.. can the army legally call me back to sign an ncoer?

2 Answers | Asked in Military Law for Washington on
Answered on Aug 2, 2013
Matt James' answer
Typically, if you've out-processed, passed your date of separation, and did your final accounting of pay with finance, then no. They should just put "refused to sign" or "unavailable to sign".

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Q: Field grade article 15 for positive UA of THC, doesn't smoke but have been around in-laws that are heavy smokers

2 Answers | Asked in Military Law for Washington on
Answered on Oct 30, 2012
Jared Hawkins' answer
You should consult with your local military defense counsel. Under military law there is a presumption that if the substance is found in your sample you knowingly took it into your body. So your best chances of fighting this are by providing an explanation (i.e., someone gave it to you but you didn't know what it was (as long as that's true)), showing that the sample tested wasn't yours (if that's true), or by showing that the chain of custody wasn't followed. These are all very difficult to...

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