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Philip Douglas Cave

Alexandria Military Law Attorney.

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  1. My son did not register with selective service when he turned 18 (somehow, we just let it slide). He just turned 25.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Philip Douglas Cave
    2. Stephen P. Kelly
    3. Dave Bahr
    3 lawyer answers

    Late registrations are accepted, but not once a man reaches age 26. You have time, get it done. http://www.sss.gov/when.htm

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  2. Can i tell the marines that i have never saw a psyhciatrist when i actually did for A.D.D.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    2. Philip Douglas Cave
    3. Christine C McCall
    4. Stephen P. Kelly
    4 lawyer answers

    No, this would be a fraudulent enlistment prosecuted under Article 94, UCMJ, if discovered. ADD and associated treatment can a disqualifying condition unless it "resolved" before age 12, and /or you have not been on medication for 12 months prior to enlistment.

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  3. Is there anyway my husband could get sent home early from Deployment?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Philip Douglas Cave
    2. Deanne L. Bonner Simpson
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3 lawyer answers

    He can submit a request for extended leave, or potentially a humanitarian re-deployment. However, this is rarely granted in his situation. The circumstances for you at home would have to be very extraordinary and well documented for him to have a chance. Absent the extraordinary nature of the medical concerns they would view his request along the lines of "lots of people have family problems, why is yours different."

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  4. How do i get my rights back to an administrative board if i previously waived them. this is concerning military law mostly....

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Philip Douglas Cave
    2. Matthew Gregory M. Watson
    3 lawyer answers

    You have to put in a request. It is up to the discretion of the command whether or not they will let you revoke your waiver. Get with military defense counsel ASAP. Somewhere in your notication letter it says that.

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  5. Can an officer and witness (an informant) testify against me if they were sexually involved?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Philip Douglas Cave
    2. Joseph Aragon
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    They can testify. There may be issues about credibility, especially if there is evidence of "planting drugs." Get a good criminal defense lawyer from that area. It's quite possible H/she knows the officer and his history if they do a lot of drug cases in town.

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  6. I'm currently on active duty, spoke to DFAS and was told that garnishement should not exceed 50% of my retire pay, is this true?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Robert Wilburn Herron III
    2. Philip Douglas Cave
    3. Thomas Alexander Cloud Jr.
    4. Drew Norman Early
    5. Linda Michelle Ross Shin
    5 lawyer answers

    WRONG. Go to the Base legal assistance office and start there. The calculation of the marital share is more complicated than you appear to understand.

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  7. I got commissioned as an officer in the Army and have an ADSO but I did not want ask for one.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Philip Douglas Cave
    2. William Emil Cassara
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    4. Bruce L Tyler
    4 lawyer answers

    Go back and read the contract you signed. It is likely you signed a contract for six years active, and two years inactive Reserves. There are some contracts for less, and for more, depending partly on what branch of the Army you are to serve in.

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  8. Lawyer that deals with divorce, military law, practices or has acess to both NC and VA

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Emil Cassara
    2. Philip Douglas Cave
    3. John Daniel Hafemann
    3 lawyer answers

    It looks like you have reasked your question with some more facts. There are some more comments on your first question, look those over. If he is still on active duty there are some things you might be able to do to help better the situation.

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  9. Fraudulent Entry Military, but not on purpose, it was a accident- I asked this similar question before, and need new information

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Philip Douglas Cave
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3. Andrew David Cherkasky
    4. John Daniel Hafemann
    4 lawyer answers

    1. This is not something you should be discussing on an open forum like this, where people can read this. 2. If you have since been discharged, then you should be OK. The situation you read about is certainly egregious, but your case doesn't seem like that. Also, there's nothing based on what you've said that clearly establishes you should have been DQ'd.

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  10. My boyfriend is in boot camp for the Army and missed his court date and now there is a warrant for his arrest.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Philip Douglas Cave
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3. William Emil Cassara
    4. Gerald Richard Healy
    5. Amanda Salcido
    5 lawyer answers

    Actually. He would be best advised to talk with one of the Legal Assistance officer on his base - it is free.

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