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What do you mean that you are accused? What is the background? What are you accused of stealing?
On how many occasions? Seven?
What is the total dollar value?
If they have evidence to substantiate seven specifications of larceny, then you'll be charged with all seven. The charges will likely be referred to a special court-martial. After you're charged, you'll be assigned a defense counsel. He or she may be able to negotiate a deal to bring this to an administrative discharge board, if you agree to waive the board hearing and accept an OTH discharge.
If not, you'll stay at the special court-martial, and have to decide whether to plead guilty (with a pretrial agreement that limits your jail time or prevents a discharge), or plead not guilty.
If you plead not guilty, and get discharge protection from the court-martial, you'll still likely face administrative separation.
Yes, unfortunately you'll have a federal conviction for larceny.
If you are convicted at court-martial, you'll have a criminal record. If you are lucky and the command offers an admin board deal, you won't have a criminal record, but it will appear as an administrative discharge with an OTH on your DD-214.
It depends on what you're looking to do. If you have a criminal conviction, and the employer asks/finds out through a background check, it will make it more difficult to get certain jobs. If it's a board waiver, it may not affect you at all in a job search.
Having a good career will certainly help you negotiate a board waiver. It's certainly very possibly that you will be able to negotiate a board waiver.
In terms of counsel, it all depends on the person's experience. Like all attorneys, some a terrible, some are good, some are great.
If you're convicted, yes. It being your first offense means nothing. You're in a military court. It's always everyone's first offense. That will have no bearing on the sentence imposed.
If I had to estimate, anywhere from 1 - 3 months. That said, a pretrial agreement, if you agree to plead guilty, could cap the sentence to 30, or even no brig time at all. It depends on what your defense counsel is able to negotiate.
The admin sep is the board waiver. It's unlikely you'll be given an admin board. You'll very likely be referred to a court-martial, but might have an opportunity to get a deal where you agree to waive the admin hearing and accept an OTH.
If you have a board waiver you will not have a conviction, but it will appear on your DD-214.
If you do not, you will have a conviction.
That is not negotiable.
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