I was convicted of extended AWOL
in 1970, once discharged I met the guidelines of the clemency discharge
signed by Gerald Ford.
JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
Customer: I am in California now but was assigned to a base in New Mexico when I went AWOL and spent most of my incarceration in Colorado where I was discharged and where I satisfied the clemency requirements.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No I did years ago approach the vets administration but was told I should use the clemency discharge as toilet paper and was led to believe I would not be eligible for any bebefits.
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: I have not had any legal problems in the civilian world as I am now 69 years old and have always wanted to pursue any resolution but....
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.