I would like to find and hire a Lawyer who can file an appeal to have my dd214 changed from a 4 to a favorable .I am 44 years old I am a littleto old to be going back in the service but ocasionally the matter comes up again can you please advise
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I have appealed to the military board but I did not take responsibility for my juvenile behavior .I did not break any laws just ucmj for not returning back to my ship after a weekend .I was repairing my vehicle which my new wife and child was dependend on .I did return after it was repaired .my xo asked me if I wanted out of the service and like a young juvenile kid I said yes and it has haunted me since
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Thank you for your question today, I look forward to assisting you. I have nearly 20 years of legal experience in various disciplines, including JAG.If you have no intention of returning to military service, there is little point in trying to have an RE code adjusted. I say this because it is an extremely difficult process which has a very low success rate.Only by filing DD Form 149 can you adjust an RE code. The DD Form 293 board can't change an RE code, it can only change your characterization of service, like from General to Honorable (and only for 15 years following your separation).Changing an RE code requires that you show that the original code was given in error or was an injustice at the time it was given. There isn't a method for simply upgrading that code based on changes you've made or good behavior. Simply put, upgrading was never something that the military intended for RE codes.
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Thank you very much I would like to persue and possible get this changed..as I was very immature in my younger years and making some bad choiceslike to getting out of the military .and not staying in and making it acareer or at least making better choices.If there is anything that you think you could possible help with please letme know.
Unfortunately, by the rules of this site and by various state laws, I can not assist you with this matter.You will have to seek out a local attorney to do so. www.martindale.com has a good data base for finding local counsel.
Thank You ,I would like to talk to you more on this subject and possible proceedings
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