I was lied to and wrongfully made to sign an unnecessary extension on my current contract, so I "would be able" to accept orders to a new command. I already had the orders assigned to me and was getting ready ship back to the states when I was app...
You should certainly call and speak to a lawyer that's experience than military law matters. There are many of us on AVVO they give free consultations. You could also try contacting a navy attorney at the DSO and perhaps they could help you. (I assume you're in the Navy – if not then your base defense office)See question
It states on application that you cannot purchase a handgun or a concealed weapons permit with a dishonorable discharge. Is a BCD the same thing?
It's a combination federal state law question re: your gun rights. You should contact a Florida attorney that specializes/focuses on gun right and gun right restorationsSee question
Is there anything that can be done about it? He was locked in the room with CID for hours and he has ADHD. Also we failed the last 2 appeals. He spent four months in jail and then got out. Is there any way he could appeal one more time?
The other two (so far) have nailed it. He probably exhausted his appeals if he's had 2 and he needs to talk to a lawyer. Perhaps there's a misunderstanding of how he appealed or if he even did.See question
Got my "retroactive retirement" packet from ARBA, after taking two years past what they said the process would be, and they're dicking me around pretty bad, considering all I've gone through....
Might have any to call an attorney who focuses on Military law. Many of us give free consults.See question
I have only served about 2 years in US Army Reserve. I got naturalized through MAVNI program, but I will get discharged from the army due to failing multiple PT test. Since I had one Article 15 (when I was in AIT), my commander told me that it wo...
There are many "it depends" to the answer if your questions. Because it is a combo contract and immigration question - you should speak to a TDS attorney ASAP to assist it rebutting your separation and the ramifications. You can also seek the advice of a lawyer who deals with immigration law with a military background.
I'd not leave this to the answers of avvo.See question
After 3 years of loyal service I was passed up for a promotion I was more than qualified for. I had two interviews and in both my pregnancy was brought up several times. I need to know if I have grounds to sue or if I'm just SOL.
It's hard to tell whether this question really has to do with military law – but because it was put in this category I assume it was. If you really believe that is what happened, you should contact the Equal Opportunity Office or the Inspector General's Office.See question
when I looked at my DD214 from 1976 I see it is a general discharge not an honorable
If you want to know the difference in benefits - google MCO 1900.16 and go to appendix K. It's a Marine Corps publication, but tells you most of the benefits you rate or do not rate for discharge.
In chapter 1, it also discusses generally what each characterization means and it is consistent amongst the services. General it says:
*(1) Honorable upon EAS separation. Honorable characterization is appropriate when the quality of the Marine’s service has met the standards of accepted conduct and performance of duty for military personnel. Characterization will normally be honorable for Marines with both average proficiency marks of 3.0 or higher and average conduct marks of 4.0 or higher. Marines with proficiency marks below 3.0 and conduct marks below 4.0 may receive an Honorable characterization at the separation authority's discretion. The separation authority may determine an honorable characterization of service is warranted in cases where a Marine’s service is otherwise so meritorious that any other characterization would clearly be inappropriate.
General (Under Honorable Conditions). This is the second highest quality of characterization and is appropriate if the Marine’s service has been honest and faithful, but significant negative aspects of the Marine’s conduct or or performance outweigh positive aspects of the Marine’s military record.
A general discharge is considered "not dishonorable" for VA purposes and you're eligible for most benefits under the VA - so if you question is about a specific VA benefit - you should contact the VA or a lawyer that works in VA benefits.See question
Hello, I am trying to find out how can I get taken off the sex offender registry. When I was 20, I was convicted in a military court martial after being charged with attempted assault/abuse of a minor. The only thing they had on me was a text conv...
You need to contact a Florida Lawyer that works in this area of the law. SORNA is a federal law and act, but each state has been tasked with implementing it. It's up to the state whether you will be required to register or not. Military lawyers, unless they are barred in Florida, can possibly help on the federal side with DOJ - because it probably comes down to how your convictions were reported to DOJ and then picked up by Florida after reviewing NCIC's database. Again, you should research Florida Lawyers - probably criminal lawyers.See question
Discharged based on allegation of use of designer drug spice. Never caught in possession or positive urinalysis. Was only active duty for 20 months, no other disciplinary actions during enlistment. No other history of drug use. Never admitted an...
This is really a recruiting question. You should contact a recruiter and see if you can get a waiver for the prior service. Doubtful these days, but believe me - they want to write contracts, so if they can....they will.See question