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  • PRESS RELEASE – JULY 28, 2022 Liberty-Life Media, a pro-military media outlet, reports that MJA will represent Marine veterans and their families harmed by Camp Lejeune Water Contamination. After years of denying justice to those harmed by the toxic water, Congress recently passed the “Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022” which, once signed into, Read More

    July 1, 2022 – Press Release MJA is pleased to announce that Clare C. (Chip) Hodge, III has joined our military criminal defense team. Chip is an experienced trial attorney who retired from active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2022 as a Lieutenant Colonel, having served as a judge advocate in numerous, Read More

    On April 28, 2021, a class notice was issued that the Naval Discharge Review Board (NDRB) would automatically begin reconsidering discharge upgrade applications for Marines and Sailors who have served since October 7, 2001, and who were discharged with a less than honorable characterization of service while diagnosed with or showing symptoms attributable to post-traumatic, Read More

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    A sentence of confinement is not always final. A service member in confinement due to a court-martial conviction can request special clemency or parole from the appropriate military authority. If granted, the service member can be released early before serving the total amount of confinement adjudged at court-martial. MJA has successfully petitioned for clemency, Read More

    From 2002 to 2016, the U.S. Department of Defense contracted with 3M, a Minnesota company, to manufacture and supply ear plugs for servicemembers. The ear plugs 3M provided were called the Dual Ended Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2) and were provided as standard issue to members of every branch. The ear plugs were supposed to, Read More

    The military’s Criminal Investigation Division has one, very important job: to investigate and determine whether or not a service member has committed a crime, or if their actions or involvement warrant court-martial. The CID is essentially the military’s version of a criminal investigator. Though many times CID agents will take a casual approach, make, Read More

    NPR’s Sarah McCammon asks military law expert Gerry Healy about President Trump’s latest policy restricting military service by transgender troops. Click the link here to read more.

    If you’ve been accused of a minor violation under the UCMJ, you may be facing a non-judicial punishment. These non-judicial punishments are typically authorized by your command, and are used as disciplinary measures for small offenses that don’t require formal legal action. Depending on your branch of service, the non-judicial punishment procedure may be, Read More

    Active duty service members facing criminal charges often face legal battles in two court systems; civilian court, and court martial via the military justice system. Both can have long-lasting consequences to your life and military career. Domestic assault charges are particularly damaging to service members. Under The Lautenberg Amendment, police officers and military personnel, Read More

    If you are suspected of a crime in the military, it’s critical that you understand your rights and how to invoke them. These basic rights include the right to remain silent and to have an attorney present during questioning by a law enforcement agent. However, beyond your basic Constitutional Rights, it is equally important, Read More