Articles Posted in Military Law

The Fayetteville Legal Landscape
Matt Richardson

Cumberland County, North Carolina is a unique mix of the old and the new. We are the fifth most populous county in the state, owing much of our growth to the expansion of Fort Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg) over the years. Our county is diverse and dynamic, with a majority of Fayetteville residents being minorities.…

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Understanding Your Rights When it Comes to Military Administrative Separation
The Richardson Firm Team

Military Administrative Separations have been on the rise within the military. Administrative separations offer a low-cost and quicker means of separating military members without going through a court-martial process. It is no secret that the culture of the military is very different from the culture of civilians. If you have been accused of serious wrongdoing,…

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Understanding the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor
The Richardson Firm Team

If facing allegations of criminal charges in Cumberland County, it is important to understand the process and how courts work. With all the information online and how overwhelming a criminal charge can be, we strongly recommend you talk to an experienced lawyer after an arrest or summons. Facing criminal charges can be stressful and cause…

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Federal Traffic Tickets in Fort Liberty
The Richardson Firm Team

Fort Liberty Traffic Ticket Attorneys With our office being located just outside the largest military base in the United States, we are familiar with all military matters, including on-base traffic tickets. Traffic tickets on military bases are enforced by federal law, and if you’re charged with a traffic offense or other crime on a federal…

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Military Law 101
The Richardson Firm Team

Military law is an area of law that is both complex and daunting as the military justice system functions much differently than the civilian system. Outlined in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and complex service regulations, military law includes legal rules and procedures that apply to service members both at home and abroad,…

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How To Protect Your Security Clearance
The Richardson Firm Team

How to Protect Your Security Clearance When you are a member of the armed forces, your security clearance is an important aspect of your job. Once it is obtained, protecting your security clearance should be top priority–as without your clearance, you can’t complete your duties as assigned. In the following, you will learn what you…

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How to Choose the Best Court-Martial Defense
The Richardson Firm Team

How to Choose the Best Court-Martial Defense You served your country with pride, but now you’re facing a court‐martial. No matter what allegations you are facing, you need the best defense attorney on your side. This trial will affect how people view your military experience, your personality, and the future of your career. At The…

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Have You Heard? We Now Offer Military Legal Services in Fort Bragg & Beyond!
The Richardson Firm Team

The Richardson Firm Welcomes LTC (Ret) Kris Poppe and Expands Military Legal Services The Richardson Firm is proud to welcome Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Kris Poppe. He joined the firm upon his retirement from 34 years of military service, including 20 years as an Army Judge-Advocate. Poppe’s most recent assignment was with the U.S. Army Trial…

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