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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.

 



Military Discharge Criminal Lawyers

When you enter the U.S. military, you plan to either serve for life or receive an honorable discharge. You don’t plan for a bad conduct discharge or a dishonorable discharge. Receiving anything but an honorable discharge can make you worry. In addition to taking away the honor of serving in the armed forces, a less than honorable discharge can make it difficult to find employment and enjoy the other benefits of successful service in the military.

In addition to the disappointment and stigma of a less than honorable discharge, you might also face a loss of valuable veteran’s benefits. These benefits can be critical to you and to your family. You may not even know what the total price might be over your lifetime when you’re facing discharge proceedings. Your discharge status can also determine whether you can reenlist.

Why does the military discharge service members?

The military may want to discharge you because of inappropriate behavior. You might face a court martial or other disciplinary action because of your conduct. This can result in the military’s decision to release you from service. If you have an alcohol dependency or drug abuse issue that renders you unfit to serve, they might want to discharge you for that reason. Some discharges occur because of physical injuries and illness.

Types of discharge

A discharge isn’t limited to just honorable or dishonorable. A veteran can also receive an entry level separation, a general discharge and an administrative discharge. In fact, a veteran has to complete their service in an exemplary or outstanding fashion in order to receive an honorable discharge.

After your discharge

If your discharge has already occurred, you may be able to ask the military to upgrade your discharge status. This may be an option for you even if your discharge occurred a long time ago. To succeed in upgrading your status, you have to be able to show that an error occurred when the military originally gave you the unfavorable discharge status. This means documenting your case.

Although this might seem like an impossible task, these types of appeals are becoming more and more common. You need to prepare and submit a Department of Defense form called the Application for the Review of Discharge or Dismissal from the Armed Forces of the United States. This document includes personal information. You must also prepare a statement about why you deserve to have your rank changed.

An attorney can help you prepare this documentation. They can help you write your statement in a convincing way. Your military discharge attorney can help you choose which arguments are most likely to convince the people who decide your appeal. They can make sure that your paperwork is complete and correct. It’s also helpful to have written statements from your supervisors at the time of your discharge. It can take several months to receive a decision about your appeal.

Before your discharge

If you’re currently facing a court martial proceeding that comes with a likelihood of a discharge, it’s critical to work with an attorney to address the allegations against you. You may be able to defend yourself from the charges against you and save your discharge status at the same time. At this stage, you have options to defend yourself against the underlying allegations that are leading to the potential of your discharge.

This might mean pleading not guilty and asking for a trial on court martial proceedings. If this is still an option, it gives you the chance to take your case to a panel of jurors that decide whether you’re guilty of the underlying charge. This is a lot like a criminal case in a regular, non-military court. You have the right to make statements on your behalf. Your military discharge criminal lawyers can help you make the most of this opportunity to argue your case to the jury.

In addition to the possibility of taking your case to trial, you might also use the court martial proceeding in order to negotiate a suitable resolution to your case. You might be able to negotiate a plea offer that takes your discharge status into consideration. Prioritizing your discharge status during a court martial proceeding can help you minimize the damages and plan for your future. Your attorney can help you evaluate your options to give you confidence in your choices.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
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Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
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Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
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I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
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Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
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I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
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I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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