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I was wondering if a court martial can be expunged? I was convicted of wrighting bad checks in Okinawa in 1991. I went on to serve in desert storm and receive an honorable discharge and I have a spotless record since then. How do I do this?
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Thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

Unfortuately there is no procedure for the expungement of military court martials. The federal laws do not provide for that.

BUT you may qualify for a Pardon. Pardons are often issued for court martials of the type you describe. There is an especially good chance for a pardon in the last year of a Presidential term. SO now is the time to pursue it. See this link for detailed information on the process:

http://www.justice.gov/pardon/pardon-information-and-instructions

look at step 6 in particular.

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