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How can i find out if my military court martial conviction was felonious?

South Hill, VA |
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Arrange for a consultation with a competent criminal defense counsel in your area who also knows something about military law.

M.E. Hendrickson, Esq.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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Simple.

If you were tried in a general court martial for wrongful appropriation, it is a felony regardless of the time you received for a sentence. If the case was tried at a special court martial, it is a misdemeanor.

If you faced charges at a summary court martial or an Article 15, [NJP], it is none of the above and should not be on your record at all.

I would suggest that you go to the nearest police department or agency that allows you to do a background check on yourself. In California, you show up with an ID, provide prints and in some circumstances, get a print out on the spot. Usually, otherwise, within 6 weeks. With any luck, that conviction, whether a general or special court martial, may not be on your record at all as the military did a poor job of imputing convictions into the national criminal index system until the mid-90s.

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