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What is an Article 32 hearing?

In the military there are no grand juries.  The military’s version of a grand jury hearing or probable cause hearing is called an Article 32 investigation.  There are three types of Courts-Martial in the military: Summary, Special and General.  Only

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As Seen on TV: Are You Under Military Investigation?

Everyone has seen Law and Order, or another cop or lawyer show on TV. The suspect is read his Miranda rights: “You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a

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Military Divorces and Service-Related Disability Benefits

Divorce is always a difficult and complex process, which can become even more complicated when one spouse is a military servicemember. Especially when one’s military pension is at issue.  In some instances, when a veteran receives new disability benefits not

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NEWS: Reservists Say Army Denied BAH

These reservists say the Army denied them BAH on deployment. Now they’re suing to get it back. By: Meghann Myers, Army Times Col. Bradley Wolfing was months into a 2016 deployment to Germany when the Army suddenly launched a criminal investigation against him for fraud,

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NEWS: Reservist Colonel Arrested for BAH

‘Why was I arrested at all?’: Reservists investigated for using Army-provided housing allowance fight to clear names By JOHN VANDIVER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: May 17, 2018 STUTTGART, Germany — A few hours before he was lauded by U.S. Africa Command

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NEWS: Patriots Law Group Sues Army

Reservists say Army denied housing benefits, garnished wages and launched unfair criminal probes. Now they’re suing. By JOHN VANDIVER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: May 14, 2018 STUTTGART, Germany — Army reservists deployed to Europe were wrongly denied housing allowance payments, subjected

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Exposure to Burn Pits

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a decision awarding medical benefits to Veronica Landry, a KBR contractor who worked at Mosul Air Force Base in Iraq.  Landry suffered from lung disease related to her daily exposure to “burn

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Are You Feeling Lucky? Why Should You Hire a Civilian Counsel in the Military?

By, Toni Quinn O’Neill, top court-martial defense attorney When you are under suspicion, investigation or facing charges as a military member, you need to ensure that you are doing everything you can to save your career, your freedom, your reputation,

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Life Insurance for Active Duty Servicemembers

Active duty servicemembers are entitled to various benefits, including life insurance. These benefits, while they are greatly beneficial to servicemembers and their families, can also be complicated processes when you want to make a change, or appeal a denial of

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Why We Started Patriots Law Group…

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After nearly two years of planning, the doors to Patriots Law Group have finally opened. Patriots Law Group is a full-service firm dedicated to serving the legal needs of service members and their families.  It was established by former military

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