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P. Simmons, Military Lawyer
Category: Military Law
Satisfied Customers: 14507
Experience:  Retired Marine Corps lawyer and Veterans Services Officer (VSO) with 12+ yrs. of experience.
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I was convicted of assault while on leave. Later, I retired

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I was convicted of assault while on leave. Later, I retired and I am told that my retirement pay is being suspended because of the conviction, even though I was not reprimanded
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Missouri
JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?
Customer: Yes. My commander knew of the assault while on leave, but did nothing because my continued service was not affected. He stands behind me, but the Navy is threatening to suspend my retirement benefits.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yeah, I plead guilty for beating up a guy who had beat my girl friend. Can I get recalled and put in a court martial?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 11 months ago.

Hi, My name is***** am an attorney with over 16 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.

Expert:  P. Simmons replied 11 months ago.

I am sorry for this dilemma...but I suspect there may be a bit more to the story...the Navy can NOT suspend your retirement absent a recall to active duty and a conviction at court martial...did they recall you to active duty?

Expert:  P. Simmons replied 11 months ago.

Are you still looking for help on this? I have waited for some time for a response.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Been out. I think I need a local attorney to appear at a hearing that's not yet been scheduled. thanks for your help