My son-in-law is station at Ft. Jackson, SC where he was a drill instructor. He and my daughter seperated for 10 months during which time he engaged in sex with one of his female privates. He is now being charged by the military with Adultery, sexual misconduct, and two other charges, both of which are felonies. When questioned by the military police he was honest about the inicident. He now has a court appointed military attorney on base and is working with him. My son-in-law has done 3 tours of Iraq during which (2nd tour) he received a traumatic brain injury. The traumatic brain injury physician said that he should never be a drill instructor at the time he was sent to Ft. Jackson by the military. The Army totally disregarded the physician's recommendation and placed him there as a drill instructor. He is now in counselling and on meds. I am worried that his attorney may not have his best interests in mind seeing as how he is a military attorney. While I don't approve of what he did, I don't want him to lose his benefits as he is going to need them. (Nor do I want to see him incarcerated.) Could he obtain a criminal attorney outside the base or is this not allowed? Looking for some direction here. Thank you.
State/Country relating to question: South Carolina
He contacted an attorney specializing in military law but the fee was too high to be affordable.
Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years military law experience.You mention felony...do you know what type of court this is (specifically is it a special or general court)?
I will need to get more information to give you the right answers. Thank you for your assistance.
How bout this...has he been placed in confinement (the "brig" or jail)?
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