Why it’s a Bad Idea to be Your Own Lawyer

Why it’s a Bad Idea to be Your Own Lawyer

You may have heard of the saying “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.”  There is a lot of truth to this statement. My practice gives me an awesome opportunity to help military members and veterans.  They have all experienced a bump in the road, many...

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Military Law Matters Podcast

Military Law Matters Podcast

Upgrading your Military Discharge - 10 Things you Need to Know. It is possible to upgrade your discharge characterization on your DD 214.  Upgrading your discharge refers to  upgrade of discharge, change of the reason for your discharge and change of re-enlistment...

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Why You Should Protect Your Phone with a Passcode

Why You Should Protect Your Phone with a Passcode

In August 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) held in US v. Mitchell that when law enforcement asked a suspect Sergeant (Sgt) Mitchell to enter his phone's passcode in the absence of counsel, the Government violated his Fifth Amendment...

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Unlawful  Command Influence – Why it’s Bad

Unlawful Command Influence – Why it’s Bad

Commanders may communicate policies in order to maintain good order and discipline.  However, they may not make statements to subordinates as to the result they expect in various types of case.  For example, the commander may not proclaim that all drug use allegations...

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