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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

It is a misperception that servicemembers cannot fight or challenge a positive urinalysis, which is largely perpetuated by commands who try to convince the suspect servicemember that they have no hope of winning at a court-martial. This is simply not true. At MJA, we have used many different defenses to convince a jury (member, Read More

If you are an active duty servicemember who is under investigation for drugs, the answer is unequivocally, “No.” As a general matter, Federal law requires that records which contain information on the identity, diagnosis, prognosis or treatment of individuals in a substance abuse rehabilitation program are confidential and are authorized to be disclosed under, Read More

We’ve received many questions in regards to what servicemembers can expect from their commands in the days following the Ashley Madison data breach. Over the next several weeks, Military Justice Attorneys (MJA) will be posting separate blogs explaining some of the likely command actions that military servicemembers need to prepare for. The previous Ashley, Read More

Involved military servicemembers will likely feel far more than just shame and embarrassment if exposed Who would have thought that a new website, created to make life easier for cheating spouses would in fact end so wrong? For the purported 40 million clients of AshleyMadison.com, who were assured that their “flings” would be clandestine, Read More

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