William Emil Cassara’s Answers

William Emil Cassara

Augusta Military Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 18
  1. My fiance got arrested at his DWI 2nd court hearing.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen Andrew Hamer
    2. Anu Gupta
    3. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    4. William Emil Cassara
    5. Meghan Anne Abigail
    5 lawyer answers

    I don't think any lawyer can answer your question based on this amount of info. Contact a local immigration attorney and let them answer all your questions.

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  2. I was awarded a settlement in a Civil Case and my lawyer was in trusted to collect and never did and now he is no longer a lawye

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ruth Elaine McMahon
    2. William Emil Cassara
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Andrew A Esposito
    5. Kenneth Lee LaBore
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous response, and only add that when I worked for the Bar Association they had a robust program to assist people in situations like this. You should contact the state bar.

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  3. Can a department store call police and arrest me inside a store for eating a candy bar?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. George Costas Andriotis
    3. William Emil Cassara
    4. Becket J. Jones
    5. Rixon Charles Rafter III
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    6 lawyer answers

    Well, you are 0 for 3. I agree with the other two gentlemen.

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  4. I'm a U.S. Marine, and I've gotten a notice in the mail saying I need to return to duty after having been advised I was NPQ...

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William Emil Cassara
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3. Gerald Richard Healy
    4. Andrew David Cherkasky
    5. Judy A. Goldstein
    5 lawyer answers

    I have dealt with several of these cases. You need to contact your unit ASAP, and see if they can arrange an alternate duty location for you. If not, regardless of the logistical problems you need to report. The long term negative implication of an Other Than Honorable Discharge (which is what you will get if you don't report) are significant and far outweigh any logistical issues. Make sure all your paperwork is in order. You might want to contact a military law attorney prior to...

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  5. Can I upgrade an uncharacterized discharge (entry level) to a honorable discharge?

    Answered 8 days ago.

    1. William Emil Cassara
    2. Jocelyn C Stewart
    3. Kelvin P. Green
    4. Michael L Detzky
    4 lawyer answers

    While possible, it is extremely unlikely. You essentially have to prove "exceptional meritorious service" during the time of your enlistment, which almost (if ever) happens. As for your second question, and ELS is reserved for 180 days or less. I suppose their could be some glitch or exception to that, but I have never seen it.

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  6. Can I sue the marine corps?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. William Emil Cassara
    2. Jocelyn C Stewart
    3. John Arnold Steakley
    4. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    5. Leonard C. Morales
    5 lawyer answers

    You cannot sue the Marine Corps. There are few areas of the law clearer than this. If you received a negative discharge you may be able to upgrade that discharge based on the misinformation you received.

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  7. I am currently deployed to Afghanistan and am in need of a divorce.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. William Emil Cassara
    2. Shawn Patrick Hammond
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Angela Mary Kinley
    5. Harris Justin Brumer
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    Contact me off line. I am located in Augusta, and while I don't do divorce work, I can send you to someone who does.

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  8. Do I need a lawyer if I'm pending a court martial for applying for false benefits

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. William Emil Cassara
    2. Steven P. Shewmaker
    3. Everett Lewis McKeown
    4. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    5. Philip Douglas Cave
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    You absolutely need a lawyer. I am located in Augusta and would be happy to provide a free consultation to discuss this with you. Just send me an e-mail.

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  9. Military Discharge Upgrade

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. William Emil Cassara
    2. Steven P. Shewmaker
    3. Everett Lewis McKeown
    3 lawyer answers

    Every case is different, but keep two things in mind. Less than 10% of all discharge requests are successful, and you have 15 years to apply. In many cases it is better to wait and increase your chances of success by showing post service accomplishments. I recommend you have one of the lawyers here on AVVO review your discharge packet and give you an opinion as to the likelihood of success at this time.

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  10. How long will a 19 year old go to jail for have sex and getting a minor (15 year old) pregnant ??

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Emil Cassara
    2. Benjamin David Goldberg
    3. Jay Bodzin
    3 lawyer answers

    By law, you were too young to consent. Your mother is not pressing charges, the state is. And he is in deep trouble and needs to get himself a lawyer.

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