Civilian Lawyer vs. Military Lawyer: Why You Need Private Counsel

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When a civilian is arrested and charged with a crime, they have the choice of hiring their own private defense counsel or accepting a free court-appointed attorney. In the case of a military service member, they also have the choice between a free, military-appointed Judge Advocate (JA) or Judge Advocate Generals Corps (JAG) attorney and […]

Lt. Colonel Stuart Scheller Jr. and His Demand for Accountability

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On Tuesday, October 5, Marine Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller Jr. was released from the brig after his attorneys came to an agreement with Marine Corps officials. The 17-year infantry officer was sent to the brig on September 27 after posting videos of himself to social media that criticized top military and U.S. officials for their […]

Can Active-Duty Military Refuse COVID Vaccine?

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According to a proposal announced by the Pentagon and approved by President Joe Biden, members of the US military will be required to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination beginning in September of 2021. The Pentagon issued memos to all active-duty troops informing them of this new military COVID vaccine mandate, claiming it is a vital measure […]

Can You Sue the Military for Wrongful Discharge?

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Sovereign immunity typically prevents lawsuits from being filed against the government. In certain situations, however, the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) may suspend this immunity. The Act states that the “United States shall be liable, respecting…tort claims, in the same manner and to the same extent as a private individual under like circumstances.” As a […]

How to Fight a Positive Drug Test in the Military

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Military service members are no strangers to drug tests. Most service members know that returning to their unit following a holiday break or period of leave will more than likely bring the submission of a drug test. This is because all branches of the military possess a “Zero Tolerance” approach to the use of drugs. […]

Can I Get Chaptered for a GOMOR?


Military investigations can be a confusing and complicated process. It is important to seek legal advice for anything that might lead to disciplinary action as early as possible – even if we’re just talking about an investigation at this stage. You don’t want to make any mistakes that could cost you a promotion or the […]

How Long Do Military Drug Test Results Take?

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Military drug tests are very serious, as the military has the ability to prosecute someone based on failed drug tests. Whether the drug test was random or targeted, the period of waiting for results varies, depending on certain factors. At the Wilkie Law Firm, we offer experience and diligence when dealing with military defense cases. […]