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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

We recently received a call from a U.S. Army Captain stationed at Camp Humphreys, South Korea. He had already been offered, and accepted, an Article 15 from his commanding officer for allegations of conduct unbecoming an officer based on comments he made to a fellow officer after a night of drinking at the Officer’s, Read More

Should I make a statement to law enforcement? A question that any servicemember must ask themselves if they are the subject of a criminal investigation. Several weeks ago, a client of MJA requested and received a meeting with his commanding general in accordance with the Army Regulation 600-20 “Open Door” Policy. The MJA client, who is, Read More

If you have been a defense attorney for any period of time you inevitably get a question from a prospective client asking you for your record at trial.  This question is not necessarily misguided or irrelevant. Any reasonable person looking for professional service would likely want to find the very best or top provider, Read More

Why Would Anyone Make A False Allegation Of Sexual Assualuted? There has been much ink dedicated to the military handling of sexual assaults within their rank and file over the past five years. There are some in the general public who think that the military does not take sexual assaults, or allegations thereof, seriously,, Read More

If you can answer that question with a “yes,” then you may be eligible to apply to the Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) to have your disability rating reviewed, potentially increased, and your separation re-characterized as a disability retirement resulting in valuable benefits to you and your family. What is the PDBR? On, Read More

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