Do you believe there is an error on your official military record? Such an oversight can have a direct impact on your job, wellbeing and ability to provide for your family. It should be taken care of as quickly as possible. But you can’t just log onto a website and make the change yourself.
In fact, it can take years of following the most carefully detailed procedures to secure a change in military records, which is why you should work with military record correction and BCMR attorneys if you need to alter something. Our attorneys, who have helped people in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland and across the country, can walk you through this time-consuming procedure.
*Important note: We are not the Board for Correction of Military Records. We assist with petitioning the BCMR, but are not the actual Board.
At the Federal Practice Group, we are dedicated to helping our servicemen and women in need of legal support. If you are considering a petition to the boards for correction of military or naval records, BCMR or BCNR, allow one of the aggressive and experienced lawyers assist you. These boards give military personnel the option to review any record that they wish to change within three years of the error being made. At times, it is difficult for a serviceman or woman to quickly and effectively reach the Board, but an attorney can help you today.
Our country’s military justice system is complex and very unique and it takes a special type of lawyer to be successful in winning cases for the men and women of the U.S. military. The firm has aggressive attorneys who travel worldwide to defend members of the military. Changes made to your military records are based on the board’s discretion, and sometimes people don’t go forward with their cases because they are unsure if they can win. In some cases, the Board may not rule in the service member’s favor, and the service member will be afforded the opportunity to appeal their case to the Court of Federal Claims. The issues brought before the Court of Federal Claims will be confined to the issues brought before the Board. Most individuals are unaware of the Court of Federal Claims until after the Board denied their application. It is important to have an experienced military attorney review your case prior to submitting to the Board so that you do not forfeit any issues should you have to appeal. A military defense lawyer can help you decide if you have a legitimate case to bring to either the Board or the Court of Federal Claims and will work to find the best solution for you.
If you are currently in the military, or have served in the past, you may be able to remove mistakes in your official military records that are having adverse effects in your life. This is done by petitioning the Board for Correction of Military or Naval Records, or BCMR/BNCR or Board. The Board gives you the option to review any record that you wish to change within three years of the error being made, and make a formal request for that change to be implemented by board members. A military law attorney from the Federal Practice Group can assist you in petitioning the Board, thereby increasing your chances of a successful outcome to your case.
At the Federal Practice Group, we are committed to providing effective help to military personnel who are in need of legal guidance and support. With over 100 years of combined experience, we are well suited to represent individuals in all manner of BCMR cases as knowledgeable attorneys in the field of military administrative law. If you are intending to petition the Board for a change to your military records, contact our firm today.
Petitioning the BCMR can be a daunting proposition. For a service man or woman, it is often difficult to reach the BCMR quickly to hear one’s case. In addition, any changes that are made to a person’s military record are completely at the discretion of the board’s members. This can dissuade a person from filing their petition at all, as they may be unsure that they can win their case. In some cases, the Board may not rule in the service member’s favor, and the service member will be afforded the opportunity to appeal their case to the Court of Federal Claims. The issues brought before the Court of Federal Claims will be confined to the issues brought before the Board.
Most individuals are unaware of the Court of Federal Claims until after the Board denied their application. It is important to have an experienced military attorney review your case prior to submitting to the Board so that you do not forfeit any issues should you have to appeal. A military defense lawyer can help you decide if you have a legitimate case to bring to either the Board or the Court of Federal Claims and will work to find the best solution for you. An experienced attorney can help an individual determine if their case has merit, and if so, devise a legal strategy that is designed to get results.
Whether it is a criminal investigation for a wrongful accusation or an inaccuracy or injustice in your military file, an error in your military record can have an impact on your military career and potentially follow you as you transition to civilian life. Knowing which agency to apply for correction through or the correct terminology to use to ensure a successful correction can be daunting and confusing. A military attorney can assist you through the process. Do not let errors in your military record affect your future.
Criminal investigations are often initiated based on an accusation. Even if the accusation is wrongful, the criminal investigation may remain on your record. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, you may be able to have your name removed from the subject line or have the investigation deemed unfounded. If the investigation resulted in a particular disposition, you would need to ensure that the disposition is accurately reflected in the FBI’s database. A failure to correct these errors can have negative consequences. Attempting to effect these changes on your own can be both daunting and confusing. If you have an issue with your criminal record, do not hesitate to contact an attorney with successful experience in making these kinds of corrections.
The outcome of such cases in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and other parts of the country can hinge on the smallest things. You must hit all the proper deadlines and do everything by the book to avoid having your case dismissed over a technicality. Lawyers like the ones at our leading law firm can assist you with the details. They know when and where to file, they have experience in front of the BCMR, and they grasp what type of strategies work in these cases.
You should take advantage of that type of experience. To secure the best outcome in your case, you need knowledgeable attorneys working on your behalf. That’s what you get when you come to the Federal Practice Group. We build on a wide base of expertise garnered from decades of practicing military law. It’s our specialty, and that’s why you can’t find a better firm to handle your military record correction or BCMR case. We won’t confuse you with jargon — we’ll just work to resolve your case.
We know how to follow procedures required for cases like these, and we have represented members of the military who have been court-martialed, discriminated against, charged with a crime and/or discharged. We have also assisted many people serving our nation with getting their records corrected, taking the most direct route and using the smartest strategies to get the job done with the least amount of stress. As a current or former member of the military, you already experience a high level of daily pressure — we’ll help you avoid more.
Whether you live in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. or elsewhere in the country, we can represent you.
Whether you seek help for yourself, your spouse or a child, you can count on the Federal Practice Group military defense attorneys to use our experience and fight on your behalf. Partner with us on your case, and we will work hard to get your military record corrected.
The firm is confident we can help you with your case. We handle cases around the world and even work with retired personnel. We understand that these cases can be very overwhelming and stressful, and we are here to alleviate the pressure. We take care of the people who have been taking care of us for years. Contact us today to set up a consultation.
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