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Advisory Opinions in Board of Corrections Cases

By Citizen Soldier Law |

First of all, these cases are taking two years to get decisions and longer.  Congress needs to do something because petitioners are often suffering and denied their rightful benefits, particularly Reserve and National Guard members.    Secondly, that means an experienced lawyer is your best chance to get a meaningful and successful result and to… Read More »

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Final Restraining Orders (FRO) Are Not Easy to Change

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In the case, G.M. v. C.V., a New Jersey Superior Court from the Appellate Division denied a defendant’s request to vacate a FRO under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (the Act), N.J.S.A. 2C:25–17 to –35.   The female Defendant’s motion to dissolve the FRO was denied because it did not include a transcript of… Read More »

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New Jersey’s Veterans Diversion Program

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Program’s Success Calls for Time for Formalization and Standardization—Will New Jersey Answer the Call? The United States and its people and institutions are protected by an all-volunteer military. These trained professionals adopt as their vocation service to us all. This year is the first within the last 20 years without an “active” war. That… Read More »

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Using A Board Of Corrections Decision For IDES Consideration

By Citizen Soldier Law |

BLUF:  CPT Soldier-Officer does not have a set of facts that lead to winning arguments that would be considered favorably by the ABCMR.  Unfortunately, she does not have sufficient medical treatment to justify one year of profiles that ended with a P3 profile or that she was nondeployable – the basic rules for undergoing… Read More »

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Improper Use Of Roadway Lane And Improper Passing

By Citizen Soldier Law |

Some tips when you have summons from getting stopped twice, within minutes of one another and by the same police officer.  Have manners.  This case required an interpreter as the police officer and our client both spoke Spanish. What happened in this case was the Prosecutor amended / downgraded to Unsafe driving NJSA 4:97.2… Read More »

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Are Military Sexual Assault Charges Expungable If Dismissed?

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This is a bit complicated.  As I understand it, and this is not legal advice, federal law does not have a mechanism for an “expungement” of a charge.  Even if lawyers do not pursue what military investigators believe to be probable cause to charge, the decision to find probable cause will likely stay on… Read More »

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If You Agree With Me

By Citizen Soldier Law |

If you agree with me, we are going to need your help to oppose this dastardly bill.  This is uber-abortion on demand and on steroids, no questions asked, taxpayer-funded for our teenage daughters (and sterilization for our sons, in my opinion), out of state mothers as well, and repeals NJ’s previous laws on partial… Read More »

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Abraham Lincoln, Justice-Involved Veterans And Thanksgiving

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Let’s be thankful for our veterans. Our judicial system needs bold leadership to energize the Veterans Criminal Diversion Program, conduct a public relations campaign, and overcome disparate treatment of Veterans among the various counties. November 08, 2021 at 10:00 AM 15 minute read State and Local Government By Thomas Roughneen According to a 2021… Read More »

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What Judge Kollar-Kotelly’s Temporary Restraining Order Means

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My opinion is that the Department of Defense and the White House will not attempt to enforce the illegal mandate for an unapproved COVID injection.  Although the Judge’s decision does not necessarily extend beyond the specifically named plaintiffs in Church v. Biden, it should provide guidance to the corrupt administration occupying the White House.   A… Read More »

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Transgender Man Approved For USPHS

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As Assistant Secretary for Health, ADM Rachel Levine fights every day to improve the health and well-being of all Americans. She’s working to help our nation overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and build a stronger foundation for a healthier future – one in which every American can attain their full health potential, according to a… Read More »

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