William Emil Cassara’s Answers

William Emil Cassara

Augusta Military Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 18
  1. Military Discharge Upgrade

    Answered 6 months 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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  2. How long will a 19 year old go to jail for have sex and getting a minor (15 year old) pregnant ??

    Answered about 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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  3. Whats the punishment for stealing narcotics from the military?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. William Emil Cassara
    2. Harris Justin Brumer
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    4. John Daniel Hafemann
    5. Andrew David Cherkasky
    5 lawyer answers

    I have just handled a case like this. The maximum punishment is ten years and a dishonorable discharge, but that doesn't mean that is what the individual would receive. In any case the maximum is just that. If you or someone you know is under suspicion for such an offense do not speak to the police or your command and contact counsel immediately. I am right down the road from you, so feel free to give me a call.

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  4. AWOL National Guard Soldier

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. William Emil Cassara
    2. Kelvin P. Green
    3. Michael R Crosner
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    4 lawyer answers

    If he has only missed one drill weekend, I seriously doubt there is a warrant for his arrest. He should first contact his unit and find out his status. If there is a warrant he needs to turn himself in to the nearest military installation. I am in GA so he can feel free to call me Monday to discuss.

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  5. I failed a urinalysis a month ago due to second hand smoke. I known its cliche but I'm being honest. What are my options?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen P. Kelly
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3. James B. Hernan
    4. Evan A. Watson
    5. William Emil Cassara
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    The science is clear that second hand smoke cannot cause a positive urinalysis. So, if you haven't told anyone that, don't. Don't speak to anyone, and as soon as your command tells you what action they are going to take against you, see your base legal or hire a civilian lawyer.

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  6. Where can I find a pro bono divorce lawyer?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Alexander Mchenry Memmen
    2. William Emil Cassara
    3. James Anthony Palmisano
    4. Scheherazade B Rastegar-Djavahery
    5. David P Gonet
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    6 lawyer answers

    Go to the base legal office. They can provide an attorney who can assist, although maybe not in court. But they can get temporary support established. By military regulations he is required to support you until there is a court order that says otherwise.

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  7. Can I represent myself in a malpractice case against an attorney?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Andrew Michael Bonderud
    2. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    3. Allan Zelikovic
    4. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    5. James E. Girards
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    11 lawyer answers

    This is like asking if you can remove your own gall bladder. Can you? Sure? Is it a good idea. Not in the least.

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  8. Not giving up.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. William Emil Cassara
    2. Michelle Teresa Dellino
    3. Philip Douglas Cave
    4. Everett Lewis McKeown
    5. Patrick Owen Earl
    6. ···
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    If all you did was send a letter to the DRB, you are still entitled to a personal hearing before the Board. You should strongly consider retaining counsel to do this. But understand that the current backlog at the AFDRB is about two years. And it is always difficult to upgrade a drug charge, especially in the USAF. If there was a positive urinalysis and a confession, you are in for an uphill battle. Further, even an upgrade to Honorable does not mean you will be able to get back in. The...

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  9. What are the odds of me being involuntarily discharged from the Army for a first offense?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Emil Cassara
    2. Stephen P. Kelly
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    4. Philip Douglas Cave
    5. Kelvin P. Green
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Given your years of service, you have the right to an administrative hearing to determine if you should be discharged and, if so, what type of discharge you can get. Without more facts it is impossible to give odds as to whether you will be retained. Even then, it is impossible to predict what a board of officers will do. Your best bet is to put forth the best defense you can. You will be provided a TDS attorney to represent you and you can retain civilian counsel as well. If you would like...

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  10. Can someone refuse to give my husband his car?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jared N Hawkins
    2. William Emil Cassara
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    4. Heather Rogers Straub
    5. Wojciech Zbigniew Kornacki
    5 lawyer answers

    This isn't a military law question (which deal with courts-martial and the like) so you might want to post in the consumer law section. My recommendation is that he see the Legal Assistance Officer where he is stationed. She can't sell the car because the title is in his name (I assume.) But I don't know if there is any way to require her to ship it over. You also might want to consult an attorney in Washington who handles consumer matters.

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