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Your Rights as a Suspect Legal Brief

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This is Your Rights as a Suspect Legal Brief. Know your rights if you are suspected of committing a crime, what to expect, and how to respond effectively! If you are taken in by MPs, CID agents, or called to a police station and advised of your rights, you are a suspect. You may be a suspect through rumors, or if you are implicated in a matter being investigated by the police or your unit. This guide prepares you to talk to a defense attorney. This does not replace advice from an attorney! The Topics Read more

Do I Need a Will? Questions and Answers Legal Brief

This is Do I Need a Will? Questions and Answers Legal Brief. Questions answered are as follows: What is a last will and testament? Can my last will and testament be changed? What is my legal residence? To whom should I leave my estate? May a person dispose of his property in any way? Should I name a guardian for my children in my will? What is an executor/personal representative? What if I still have questions regarding my will? How long is a will valid? How large an estate Read more

Before You Sign That Car Contract… Questions and Answers Legal Brief

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This is a Before You Sign That Car Contract… Questions and Answers Legal Brief. Consider these questions and answers to help you determine your options, rights, and responsibilities in purchasing or leasing a new or used vehicle. The questions answered are as follows: Have I bought this car? Would it be better to lease or buy a vehicle? I am leasing or plan to lease a vehicle, but I may PCS in a year or two: any problems? I want to trade in my old car, but don’t know whether I would Read more

Income Tax Matters Legal Questions and Answers

This is an Income Tax Matters Legal Questions and Answers. The questions answered are as follows: What are my options concerning filing taxes while I am deplolyed? Do I qualify for the first time homebuyer’s credit? Can my non-military spouses income be taxed by the state? NOTE: This document is in PDF format

Legal Assistance Information NCOER Appeals

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This is a Legal Assistance Information NCOER Appeals. This handout contains the basic information you will need to prepare an appeal to your Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report (NCOER). It includes an explanation of what you may appeal, the time limit for appeals, and what information you should include in your appeal. Be sure to use the checklist on the last page to ensure your appeal meets the requirements for review and will not be returned to you without being considered. For additional Read more

Administrative Reprimands Legal Brief Questions and Answers

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This is an Administrative Reprimands Legal Brief Questions and Answers.  Questions covered are as follows: What is an administrative reprimand? Why is the filing determination so important to my career? What are the provisions for reprimands concerning driving while intoxicated? What are the procedures for transferring reprimands from the performance portion to the restricted portion of my OMPF? What should i do if i am served with a reprimand or wish to appeal to have a previous reprimand Read more

DoD Security Clearance Adjudication and Appeal Process

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This is a DoD Security Clearance Adjudication and Appeal Process Memorandum.  Memorandum For Under Secretary of Defense For Intelligence General Counsel of the Department of Defense.  It also contains a report on DoD Security Clearance Adjudication and Appeal Process (Report No. 04-INTEL-02). NOTE: This document is in PDF format

Commander’s Legal Handbook

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This guide is designed to assist Commanders with legal situations by helping them recognize and avoid issues or take immediate action necessary to preserve the situation when legal issues arise.

Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) Office of the Command Judge Advocate Questions and Answers Information Paper

This is a Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) Office of the Command Judge Advocate Questions and Answers Information Paper. Questions answered are as follows: What is the USFSPA? How does the USFSPA affect military pensions? What is disposable retired pay? How may a former spouse receive his or her share of the pension? What other benefits are available under the USFSPA? Can I get child support or alimony taken out of my spouse’s retired pay and sent directly Read more

Job Rights for Veterans and Reserve Component Members Office of the Command Judge Advocate Information Paper

This is a Job Rights for Veterans and Reserve Component Members Office of the Command Judge Advocate Information Paper. The Department of Labor, through the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), provides assistance to all persons having claims under USERRA. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) clarifies and strengthens the Veterans’ Reemployment Rights (VRR) Statute. USERRA protects civilian job rights and benefits for veterans and members of Reserve Read more

Tips for Proper Inventory of House Goods Shipments Information Paper

This is a Tips for Proper Inventory of House Goods Shipments Information Paper. No one likes to have their property damages or destroyed during a move. However, it does happen. One of the most important steps you can take to ensure that you will be compensated for your damaged or destroyed goods is to makes sure that the inventory has been properly filled out. The inventory is one of the most important documents you can use to establish that your house hold goods have been lost or damaged. It provides Read more

Article 15 Fact Sheet (Title 10 and Title 32) Memorandum

This is an Article 15 Fact Sheet (Title 10 and Title 32) Memorandum. If you have been informed that your commander has started non-judicial punishment (“Article 15”) procedures against you, or believe that may happen, then this sheet is designed to help you understand the Article 15 process, the DA Form 2627 (the “Article 15” form) and to prepare you for the presentation or reading of the Article 15 by the command. In Active Duty posts the Trial Defense Service (TDS) usually has a briefing Read more

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