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Thomas Roughneen

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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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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Are Military Sexual Assault Charges Expungable If Dismissed?

By Citizen Soldier Law |

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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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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1000s of military, DoD contractors and civilians threatened with loss of jobs. Can you be forced to violate your sincerely held religious beliefs?

By Citizen Soldier Law |

Form letter available below.  Consider re-writing and incorporating the language from my pastor’s letter which is below. And of course the answer is no.  You do not have to sacrifice your beliefs.  Believe it or not, however, military guidelines do authorize forced injections but that is a wholly unreasonable and unlikely outcome. Here is… Read More »

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Military Knows That They Cannot Discharge Tens of Thousands who won’t Take a Vaccine That Does not Provide Immunity to Covid or So-called Delta Variant

By Citizen Soldier Law |

We wish that there was more that you can do, now, but a lawyer may not be necessary until you are notified of administrative separation.  If you would like a privileged consultation, please let us know and we can explain more as it relates to your personal circumstances. DOD will not back down on… Read More »

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Your Rights – Department Of Defense (DOD) Mandatory Use Of Experimental Spike Protein Injection Against Covid.

By Citizen Soldier Law |

We dispute that the military has the authority to coerce you to take a non-FDA approved experimental injection of unknown materials with unknown consequences.  But that is easy for us to exclaim, since we are already retired.  Simply put, you can defend yourself and force the Government to prove their allegations of any misconduct… Read More »

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Pre-Trial Detention And Release

By Citizen Soldier Law |

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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