Military Law

Service members may face discipline if they violate the Uniform Code of MIlitary Justice.

Veterans with service-related conditions may receive different treatment from ordinary defendants.

A service member can be discharged if they are physically or mentally unfit for duty.

The benefits for which veterans are eligible depend on the type of discharge that they received.

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