What is the penalty for falsifying information on discharge paperwork? 10 Answers as of July 11, 2013

What is the penalty for falsifying information on discharge paperwork, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice?

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Law Office of Richard Williams
Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
Anytime false information is provided to the government, whether under the UCMJ or under the Federal Criminal Code, it is likely a felony offense.The government could do anything from taking no action to charging you under the UCMJ or indicting you in federal court and going forward with a prosecution. It really depends on the nature of the false information provided. There are so many things that go into determining appropriate punishment for such an offense that it is impossible for me to detail exactly what could happen to you.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 6/17/2011
Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law
Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law | Thomas J. Tomko
Your question should be directed to a JAG officer. I hope that this was helpful.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/17/2011
Lowenstein Law Office
Lowenstein Law Office | Anthony Lowenstein
It depends on the jurisdiction.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/11/2013
Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
That would depend on more information such as what information was falsified and was any benefit obtained from the falsification etc. you should hire an attorney. ise your answer will not be valid.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/16/2011
Law Office of Phillip Weiser
Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
Military laws are different than state laws. You should consult with an attorney experienced in Military Laws.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
Replied: 6/16/2011
    Pontrello Law
    Pontrello Law | William Pontrello
    Can't answer that that's military law.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 6/15/2011
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    You will be appointed a military attorney who will let you know the possible sentences for any offense you are charged with.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/15/2011
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    Uncommon question. That would take some research for specifics, but in general it is going to some variant of criminal fraud and perjury. If you are claiming false info by the military that damages you after discharge, then we can talk about how you intend to prove that. If you are charged with filing false info TO the military, they will be happy to tell you the charges and consequences. In that is the case, feel free to contact me for the legal defense youll need.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/15/2011
    Frances R. Johnson
    Frances R. Johnson | Frances R. Johnson
    I'm sorry, but I am not versed on the Uniform Code of Military Justice, so I don't know. If you google "attorney military code" and include your city, you should be able to find an attorney in your area who you can call and ask this question of.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 6/15/2011
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    All I can tell you is thanks for your service and refrain from discussing this with any military personnel. Try searching the internet for civilian attorneys who practice military law.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/15/2011
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