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Pre-Trial Detention And Release

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On January 1, 2017, New Jersey’s Bail Reform Statute took effect. This statute, which limits the situations that defendants can be held in pre-trial detention, is essential in granting veterans, and everyone, with or without a criminal history, the opportunity to await trial in their home and community, rather than in jail. Of course,… Read More »

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NOAA Disability Retirement

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When a member of the NOAA, or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, becomes disabled while serving in the NOAA, he or she is entitled to disability retirement. However, the process of retiring with disability from the NOAA and obtaining appropriate benefits can be confusing. To be eligible for disability retirement or discharge, a NOAA… Read More »

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Compelling Reasons For PTI Request

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New Jersey’s Pre-Trial Intervention allows defendants charged with a first-time offense to avoid a conviction and instead receive mental health care, community support, or other resources tailored to the individual’s needs. In most cases, individuals charged with a first- or second-degree offense are barred from participating in the program. However, according to the Graves… Read More »

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Requiring COVID-19 “Vaccines” Does Not Rely On Science

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By Thomas Roughneen, Esq. (This article does not constitute legal advice.  You must contact a lawyer to fully understand the law and how it applies to the facts of your case) Know your rights.  These are bizarre times with those in charge acting irrationally.   This is, for now, administering experimental drugs that are only… Read More »

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Addressing Problems Within The CID

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A scathing 2020 report of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) at Fort Hood has led to questions about the effectiveness and viability of the CID nationwide, as explained by Kyle Rempfer at the Army Times. In response, CID special agents and other personnel are pushing for a restructuring of the CID that would transform… Read More »

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Air Force, Army, Navy ROTC Scholarships And Recoupment

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(applies to USMA (West Point), the Coast Guard, Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy) For many students, receiving a scholarship from ROTC is the deciding factor that allows them to attend college. The largest ROTC Scholarships can pay for a student’s full college tuition and authorized fees. Recently, the Air Force ROTC cut… Read More »

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Army ROTC Scholarship Myths

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Navigating college scholarships can be confusing, and Army ROTC scholarships are no exception. The Army ROTC is one of the nation’s biggest scholarship grantors, providing roughly $376 million in scholarships to more than 15,000 each year. Here are three myths to watch for when beginning the process of applying for the Army ROTC, according… Read More »

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How Department of Veterans Affairs Decision Reviews Work

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If you received a decision from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that you disagree with, you have the right to further review.  The review process through Department of Veterans Affairs is has recently been updated. You will want a skilled Veterans Law Attorney who has experience handling VA claims. At Citizen Soldier Law,… Read More »

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Expansion of Guidance for Discharge Upgrades in PTSD-Related Case

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In September 2014, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel published a memorandum that directed discharge review boards to “fully and carefully consider” any petition concerning claims that PTSD symptoms existed at the time of the veteran’s discharge and contributed to underlying misconduct that prompted an adverse discharge. The memo directed the boards to give timely… Read More »

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Veterans Benefits 2020: Most Unique or Newest State Benefit

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Alabama “The most unique benefit Alabama offers is the Alabama G.I. Dependent Scholarship. There are few like it. It offers dependents of Alabama’s disabled Veterans educational opportunities that may not be possible otherwise. It helps cover the costs of tuition, textbooks and instructional fees for undergraduate courses at any public college in the state…. Read More »

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