What Should I Do if I’ve Been Accused of Going AWOL?

Military members cannot leave without permission. They can be charged with absence without leave, or “AWOL.”  Article 86 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice makes AWOL a punishable offense. Being absent without leave is a lesser offense and different from a charge of desertion. However, the penalties for being AWOL can be severe. If you are accused of going AWOL, it is in your […]

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What Are the Most Common Crimes That Happen on a Military Base?

What Are the Most Common Crimes That Happen on a Military Base?

You would think that a military base is one of the safest places to be in the United States. You are surrounded by men and women who have the best training in defense. Unfortunately, military bases are not immune to criminal activity. Murder on Military Bases Shootings and other acts of homicide are generally the most publicly reported crimes that occur on military bases. News […]

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Study Shows Few Military Rape Cases Have Enough Evidence to Convict at Court Martial

Study Shows Few Military Rape Cases Have Enough Evidence to Convict at Court Martial

A new report has been issued by the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces (DAC-IPAD). This Advisory Committee works with the Secretary of Defense. The report covers rape and sexual assault cases across all the armed forces. The report concluded that too many military cases of rape and other forms of sexual assault are being brought […]

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Consequences of Shoplifting on a Military Base

Consequences of Shoplifting on a Military Base

A nervous shopper enters a store, looking over their shoulder as they move into the electronics section. One last quick peek and then, snatch, they grab something from the shelf and stuff it inside their coat pocket. While this scenario might be unfamiliar to many, it is something that happens every day around the country. Statistics from 2019 indicate that thousands of individuals commit larceny, […]

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Four Defenses to Statutory Rape in the Military

Four Defenses to Statutory Rape in the Military

Statutory rape usually occurs between two people who want to have sex with each other. The problem, however,  is that one person is not able to give consent – simply because they’re too young to legally give consent to the act. That’s when charges for statutory rape can become a reality for one or both partners. Jurisdictions Differ Regarding the Age of Consent States treat […]

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Navy Sailor Under Investigation for Arson

Navy Sailor Under Investigation for Arson

A recent fire on the Bonhomme Richard, docked in San Diego may be the result of arson by a navy sailor. The Bonhomme Richard is a smaller amphibious assault vessel, designed to carry thousands of Marines, helicopters, and vertical-takeoff jets. It can also double as a small Naval aircraft carrier. The vessel had been docked in San Diego undergoing an extensive upgrade which was near […]

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Military Car Accident Statistics

Military Car Accident Statistics

Driving a car comes with enormous responsibilities we don’t often think about every time we hit the road. There’s a mutual understanding with the state and other drivers that we’ve taken certain precautions. From things like being licensed to drive in the first place to following all traffic laws. There’s also another—an implicit agreement to take care of our cars and ensure they’ve been inspected […]

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How to Find a Good Criminal Lawyer After You’ve Been Charged With a Crime

How to Find a Good Criminal Lawyer After You’ve Been Charged With a Crime

After being charged with a crime, it is critical to find a good lawyer – and fast. When it comes to your future, trusting the first lawyer that pops up on a Google search can be a big gamble. When you are facing criminal charges, there are ways to find the best criminal defense lawyer to meet your needs. Starting Your Search For a lawyer […]

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Can you sue the military for the wrongful death of a loved one?

Can you sue the military for the wrongful death of a loved one?

Losing a family member is always traumatic. What’s worse is that when the family member was serving in the military, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to get answers about the service member’s death. In some cases, you may have to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the military to get the answers you need about your family member’s death. Yet, some family members […]

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Staff Sgt. Faces Court-Martial After Fatal West Point Crash

Staff Sgt. Faces Court-Martial After Fatal West Point Crash

Staff Sgt. Ladonies Strong, an Army soldier stationed in Georgia, will face a court-martial for her role in an accident that killed 22-year-old West Point Cadet Christopher J. Morgan. The vehicular accident took place on June 6, 2019, at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. The accident occurred outside the grounds of the academy. Little information has been released as to Staff […]

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