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If you’re working overseas on a United States government contract, you’re likely to be covered by the Defense Base Act (DBA). It offers benefits to compensate you for injuries or disabilities you received on the job. What is the DBA, exactly, and how does it work? Keep reading to learn the basics. What is, Read More

A court-martial is a military version of a civilian criminal proceeding. Like its civilian counterpart, it requires an accused to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, but any real similarity ends there. Differences include: Courts-martial are specifically intended to try military offenses. All jurors are service members specifically selected by the base commander, Read More

Are you a member of the U.S. Army Reserve who has just been called up for active duty? A U.S. Marine who is about to be deployed for several months? If so, you may be understandably worried about how you are going to balance the demands of military service and any financial or legal, Read More

Under the Fifth Amendment, civilians have the right to protect themselves from compulsory self-incrimination. In the seminal ruling in Miranda v. Arizona (1966), the Supreme Court ruled that if a person was under custody (that is, they could reasonably believe that they could not leave the interrogation), they must be read their Miranda rights., Read More

According to multiple national media outlets, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has opened a large-scale investigation into potentially hundreds of active duty and former Marines for their alleged online posting of sexually explicit photos of other female Marines on a private Facebook group. This would be the second large investigation into military servicemembers’, Read More

According to a pending Senate Bill, since World War II more than 100,000 Service Members are estimated to have been discharged from the military because of their sexual orientation. Many of these Service Members were assigned discharge characterizations that were not honorable. After 1993 when DADT went into effect, some Service Members may have, Read More

To maximize your potential VA disability compensation back pay for your service-connected condition(s), Effective Date is one of the most important terms for you to know and understand. The reason the Effective Date is so important is because it is the date the VA uses to calculate and determine any back pay to which, Read More

Certain qualified members of the military can receive special bonus pay for reenlisting. The largest bonus allowed by statute is $90,000, but most bonuses received will be far smaller. Active duty, guard, and reserve members can all qualify for a reenlistment bonus, along with professionals like JAG, dental, and medical personnel. Bonuses are based, Read More

The AIOCLA recently announced their 2016 “10 Best” Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in South Carolina. After thoroughly researching each candidate by the AIOCLA, Mr. Healy was formally nominated by the institute, clients, and fellow attorneys. He was chosen based on receiving the highest degree of professional achievement in criminal and military law,, Read More

It is not a secret that the military has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to allegations of drug abuse within their ranks. Under the UCMJ Article 112a, the military can prosecute the servicemember for use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of any controlled substances. The military has many ways to handle such allegations, such as Article, Read More

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