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Is there anyway to get waivers approved in the military ?

Is there anyway to get waivers approved in the military ?
What looks really really good on an Military application ? Is the anyway to get juvenile offenses reduced if not taken off entirely ? And medical history if you where not saying i was or wasn’t, how would i know right, misdiagnosed with a mental illness how could you get that changed ? I heard you can’t get it taken off but maybe show that it was in fact a misdiagnosis? If anyone can help with any of these I would be very very very thankful .

By dreamer123 -09-13 04:54:58


SSG Clements: As an Army recruiter, moral waivers can be approved. It just depends on how much and what exactly you did as a juvenile. As far as medical history, get pointers from guys / gals that have been in a while.

Dan Quayle in a skirt: They’ll waiver almost anything to get warm bodies willing to go to Iraq and Afghanistan. Call a recruiter on the phone and tell him/her your situation and he’ll give you the dope. If your planning on going in the Army call a Army or navy recruiter in a couple of towns away.

Ask the questions your asking here, take whatever suggestions he makes. (You can always go get a reevaluation on your mental condition). And juvenile offense should be closed when you 18 anyway. If they say they can’t help you you call anonymously so you can try working on a few thing on your own before trying again.

h-mass: It’s been my experience that there’s damn near a waiver for anything. Non-correctable eyesight and color blindess leap to mind as exceptions. I’ll defer to the pro recruiter on the other issues as I’ve been retired 7 years. That said, I am not so sure of a juvy record, but I’m thinking even that, high enough up the food chain, can be remedied, short of mass-murder.

desertviking_00: The latest figures for medical waivers in the case of non-psychotic mental health conditions are from 2005. First are the percentages of waivers granted in that year for all medical conditions:
Army: 56%
Navy: 67%
Marine Corps: 66 %
Air Force: 50%
Next are those specifically granted for non-psychotic mental health conditions. The are listed by number requested and number granted:
Army: 358 requested. 114 approved.
Navy: 42 requested. 18 approved
Marine Corps: 181 requested. 105 approved.
Air Force: 20 requested. 10 approved.
Good luck trying to “game” the system. I advise you to be truthful when you fill out item #10 on your Report of Medical History and don’t withhold anything.

Is it illegial to send chain letters to your friends on the internet?

Is it illegial to send chain letters to your friends on the internet?

By simple -08-18 21:48:35


gandababae: illegal??
i d0nt
think so!

kitkool: I heard a long time ago that there was some thing against it but unsure… I think they are a nusance more than anything.

Xymon: It is if you ask them to put money into a pyramid scheme. Depending on how many friends you have, some states have spam laws that might also apply.

dslant6: It’s not illegal, but it’s really annoying. If they are really your friends, you won’t send them.

luckybluebunny: no just annoying.

Julia L.: No, it’s not illegal, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying.

Richard W: No, but it should be…punishable by 10 years OFF the net!

tracy211968: It should be. My ex-mother-inlaw sent me one and my air conditioner went out in my house and then the alternator went out on my car and this was all in one day! And I like my ex-mother-inlaw and she likes me, I’d hate to see what would happen if we hated each other!!!!!!

lee m: Snail mail chain letters that tell you to send money are illegal. Email chain letters that don’t ask for money are probably legal, but annoying.

incidentally, those emails that say that if you send them on to a bunch more people in the next ten minutes, you’ll see something really great? Bogus.

ladyw0llf: It is considered email abuse. Below are the rules on it, look at number 7

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What Happens if I am Arrested or Charged with Possession of Drugs in St Lucie County

If you’ve been arrested for either : possession, use, sale, delivery, or possession with intent to market Illegal Prescription Drugs in Indian River County County, you maybe facing stiff fines and demanding prosecution. Prescription drugs are controlled substances.

A skilled criminal lawyer must investigate the initial search and seizure that resulted in your arrest and challenge any evidence obtained against you. A few of that data was obtained in violation of one’s constitutional rights. When you yourself have been charged with a drug crime, the specific situation can be frustrating and it is very important to contact a lawyer

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With respect to the type and amount of drug required, fines can vary from a first degree misdemeanor to another degree felony. Maximum fines vary from one year to 15 years in jail. Thats why its important that you maintain an experienced Illegal Prescription Drugs crimes lawyer in Indian River County if you’ve been caught so that your rights may be protected. … ..

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What kinds of post conviction relief are available to federal prisoners?

What kinds of post conviction relief are available to federal prisoners?
Other than the appeal, is there anything else one can do to try to prove their innocence after they have been tried and convicted in federal court? This case has false arrest, illegal search and seizure, ineffective council, prosecutorial and judicial misconduct, lack of investigation, and the jury was exposed to outside media during the trial. It looks to me like there is something a person could do to try and free themselves. The appeal will take anywhere from 6-18 months in which time the accused will have to spend in prison for a crime he can prove he did not commit. He has a crappy lawyer and can’t afford to hire another one. This is not justice being served when you can only win a case if you are rich. If you cannot afford a good attorney then you will spend many years in prison for a crime you did not commit because court appointed attorney’s do not seem to want to help you either. Remember, they work for the state and not you.
Yes, we had our day in court with a lawyer who was afraid of the judge and did not even attempt to defend. He did not object to evidence that was used in the trial that had been suppressed, he did not object to the prosecutors leading a witness, he did nothing to help the defendant and now the defendant is in prison. A simple investigation would have cleared the whole thing up (and still would) but the defense council did not even have an investigation done.

By Jonathan -06-19 03:26:47


Panacea: You had your day in court and the decision is final. An appeal is an attempt to challenge the verdict on procedural issues. In other words, you need a legitimate claim that something was done incorrectly that taints the verdict somehow. You can’t keep retrying a case until you get the verdict you want.

You can however, request a new trial (you can be denied) if some new form of blatant evidence surfaces. For example, if a video turns up showing someone else did it or DNA evidence becomes available or new technology is created. It’s discretionary though.

Dawk: What you describe is sad, and the system we have devised. The courts are the best that human beings have come up with so far in the history of the planet. But they are far from perfect and mistakes happen all the time. As you rightly point out, public “pretenders” are anything but helpful.

What is important is to not quit, ever. Even while imprisoned, a person can use his or her wits, and study the law and work actively on the appeal. Deadlines are critical.

Bad things happen to good people. And life is anything but fair. Instead of focusing on what happened, sometimes all a person can do is look to the future and make the best of every day.

What would be the ethical things for a defense lawyer to do in the following situation?

What would be the ethical things for a defense lawyer to do in the following situation?
A defense lawyer is defending someone accused of a violent crime such as rape, murder, or assault, and the lawyer knows the client is guilty because the client confessed to him or he has access to evidence that clearly shows the client is guitly.

Is it unethical for the lawyer to try to get the client declared “not guilty” so he can walk free unpunished, or is the attorney’s ONLY obligation to his client?

Or does the attorney have a moral and ethical obligation to society to insure the guilty party is punished?

What is the bigger purpose: defending the client or defending society?

By karl_popper_fan -05-19 14:52:01


goz1111: It’s defending the client foremost, now that does not equate to committing a crime, but the integrity of the attorney client privilege is essential to the legal system

fangtaiyang: Ethically, a defense attorney is obligated to give his or her client the best defense. The best thing for this hypothetical attorney to do is to step out of the case entirely.

Tony C: Right………

Kevin M: Everyone is entitled to the best defense that can be made. There are unethical things however a defense attorney can do in his clients defense. One is asking the client a question on the stand that leads to a lie. That’s why when an attorney puts his guilty client on the stand, he won’t ask him if he’s guilty, he’ll say “Do you have anything you’d like to say?” or something more general. Some won’t put a guilty client on the stand at all.

northernhick: Look at it this way: If the prosecution doesn’t have enough evidence to convict a person, and that person has exercised his right to remain silent when speaking to the police, should the authorities be able to lay a charge with the expectation that the accused will talk to his lawyer, and expect that they’ll be able to rely on those statements to the lawyer in court?

It completely undermines the right to remain silent and the right to counsel, if your statements to your lawyer are fair game for making out a case against you.

That said, such knowledge isn’t without a consequence. If an accused confesses to his lawyer, that lawyer’s duty to the court prevents him from being able to adduce evidence of things he knows not to be true. Thus, alibi evidence is off the table, evidence that somebody else is the guilty party is off the table…basically, any evidence that the accused is innocent cannot be adduced, because the defence lawyer would be knowingly misleading the court, and thus violating his duty.

Still, the lawyer still has a duty to challenge the prosecution’s case against the accused. If the prosecution doesn’t have the witnesses and/or physical evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, the court cannot convict, and it’s the defence lawyer’s duty to see that the court realizes that it cannot convict.

It it’s not an admission, but physical evidence in the lawyer’s possession, then other obligations kick in. A lawyer can’t conceal evidence. (There are some grey areas if he intends to bring it up in court himself, but he can’t just take the murder weapon and hide it away.) In Canada, at least, there’s a practice trick called the ‘brown bagging’. If a defendant brings you the murder weapon and tells you to deal with it (and refuses to take it away himself)…defence counsel can’t just bring it to the police himself; it would be easy enough for the police to zero in on the suspect just by watching who he represents in court. Instead, defence counsel should put the object into a paper bag, retain another lawyer (thus invoking privilege with the other lawyer), and have the other lawyer bring the object to the police, telling them only that it might be relevant to some investigation.

Barry C: Actually none of the above.

The defense attorney’s obligations are to see that the defendant has the fairest trial possible in the interest of justice, regardless of what he does or does not know about the case.

I am certain this is pretty much drilled into every attorney the instant they set foot on a law school campus – it certainly was when I had a room mate who became an attorney way back when.

And when I attended a swearing in ceremony last year for the California Bar, the Judges who made speeched at the event openly referred to this.

Morgan R: We have an adversarial system of justice. An attorney’s duty is to his client, not society. Most defense attorneys avoid asking their client if “he did it”, because it can compromise the defense. (that could be a rule violation (3.3) and the ABA defense Function Standards 4-3.2 in that they may not be able to present a competetent defense without knowing details) A defense attorney is not obligated to assist in the prosecution of his client, nor is he allowed to withhold MATERIAL evidence. However, prosecutors have been known to without exculpatory evidence, because they can claim THEY didn’t believe it to be exculpatory (the stuff appeals are made of!) Model Rule 3.3 A lawyer shall not KNOWINGLY …fail to disclose a material fact to a tribunal when disclosure is neccessary to avoid assisting a crminal or fraudulent act by the client… offer evidence that the lawyer knows to be false…” ” It is a mistake if we divert the attention of the lawyer’s zeal on behalf of the client to a general concern for public interest or the social good… rules of ethics cannot be used as a tool of social engineering, that is for polictical theorists and divinty students”

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Where can you go on the web to find out what crimes people committed?

Where can you go on the web to find out what crimes people committed?
In Ohio, you can go to the Ohio Department of Corrections web page and search for offenders and see what crimes they committed, but I actually want to know who they killed and why. So where can you find this information? I have done it before but it’s hard to get the information and newspapers don’t say a lot. Can anyone help me?

By susanandjames2005 -07-09 23:49:00

Best Answer: Other than megan’s law violators, which track the whereabouts and list the residences of sex offenders and child molesters, I know of no local, State or Federal computer databases which are accessible by the public. In California, any non law enforcement persons who access these computers are committing a misdemeanor. Are you sure that you accessed Dept of Corrections in- custody’s, which may list the reason (crime) for their incarceration?

Jury Refuses to Convict Anyone for Marijuana Possession!

Jury Refuses to Convict Anyone for Marijuana Possession!


So you want to be a criminal defense attorney (pt. 1)

So you want to be a criminal defense attorney (pt. 1)

First interview with accused client.

Can a federal district court charge you with a state crime?

Can a federal district court charge you with a state crime?
I was in San Diego, California and got caught with marijuana by military police. I have a medical marijuana prescription but they wrote me a ticket because of federal law. The ticket I received was for a CA H&SC section 11357 (b) violation. If they are military police and the case is being heard in a federal district court will they enforce state law? Is there a chance the judge will let if go since I had a prescription? The ticket as written only carries a $100 penalty, is there a chance the judge or prosecutor can charge me for marijuana possession on a federal level where I have a harsher penalty? I am hoping that they can’t enforce it because the ticket was written according to a state law, but if I only have to pay $100 that wont be too awful. If they charge me on a federal level then I will be in 10x times trouble.

By BlondeSoutherner -07-02 20:22:43


Kim: You could quite reasonably contest the ticket on the grounds that the federal district court has no jurisdiction over this violation of state law. But that doesn’t protect you from any potential charges under federal law.

Deborah: Possible, each state has its own criminal statutes, court system, prosecutors, and police agencies. it also depends on your reasons.

John S: Under the Assimilative Crimes Act you can be charged with a state offense in federal court for conduct on federal land which would violate state law. However, this usually applies only when there is no applicable federal statute, and federal law does prohibit marijuana possession–and more harshly than California. If you are properly charged under the Assimilative Crimes Act, you have the same defenses as you would in California (including a valid medical recommendation). The punishment is also the same–in fact it would be less since the federal court would not charge the assessments added under state law, so the maximum fine would be $100 instead of close to $500. Note, however, that drug convictions can have effects beyond the fine itself, and you may want to look into ways to avoid the conviction entirely.