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Do You Need a Lawyer to Fight an Article 15?

In the disciplined environment of the military, adhering to rules and regulations is paramount. However, when a service member is accused of a minor infraction or misconduct, they may face what is known as an Article 15, or non-judicial punishment. Non-Judicial Punishment | NJP in the Military The implications of receiving an Article 15 can … Read more

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Army Sexual Assault Lawyer

Sexual assault within the ranks of the military is a grave issue that demands specialized legal intervention. In such cases, the role of an Army sexual assault lawyer is critical—not only to defend the accused but also to navigate the complex interplay of military regulations and the broader justice system. These attorneys are not just … Read more

Double Jeopardy and The UCMJ

Imagine being tried for the same crime twice. Scary, right? But in the military, there’s a twist. Today we’re talking about double jeopardy and the UCMJ. Hi, I’m Cody Harnish, a military defense attorney representing only service members under the UCMJ. We’ve all heard of double jeopardy from TV. In the movies, you can’t be … Read more

10 Steps to Challenging a Referred OER Under Army Regulation 623-3 and Army Regulation 600-20

Navigating the process to challenge a Referred Officer Evaluation Report (OER) is a complex task that requires a clear understanding of the Army regulations and a methodical approach. Based on the guidelines set forth in Army Regulation 623-3 and Army Regulation 600-20, here are ten steps service members can take to contest a referred OER … Read more

Understanding The Consequences Of An Administrative Separation For Misconduct

Officially, the military’s method of formally prosecuting misconduct (and “kicking out” those who commit it) is through a court-martial or military trial. What many don’t know is that far more cases of alleged misconduct are resolved through involuntary administrative separation than by courts-martial. An “administrative separation” is also known sometimes as a “Chapter” or a … Read more

PSA: Traffic Stops

Messy Military Lawyer. Today’s public service announcement involves traffic stops. Let’s say you find yourself late one night early in the morning and the police have pulled you over. Are you going to hand them your military ID because you somehow think that’s going to get you out of trouble? Don’t do it. Hand them … Read more