Some veterans desire to have their discharge changed because they feel it brings dishonor on the service they rendered or that their benefits are being unfairly denied. A Honolulu military defense attorney has what it takes to successfully negotiate with a review board to have your discharge status adjusted.
With more than 20 years of legal insight and experience handling military crimes and defense cases, we are prepared to help you craft an effective legal strategy for your case. In addition to appearing on local and national media, Mr. Bakke has tried and defended thousands over the years. He has a distinct edge in the courtroom and can help you successfully resolve your case.
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You will need to apply to your branch's Discharge Review Board (DRB) for a discharge upgrade or change in discharge reason. In order to get your discharge adjusted, you will need to prove that it was improper or unfair, which is why having a skilled Honolulu military defense lawyer is crucial. You must also submit all medical and/or military records related to the issues pertaining to your request.
Submitting the following may help persuade the Discharge Review Board:
You can choose on your application whether you would like a DRB hearing or you can ask the DRB to decide on your case based on your application. You may be able to request a hearing if they deny you based on your application.
The hearing usually lasts about an hour but may run longer. Typically, the DRB consists of five officers and other senior members of the active military. You may choose to testify or remain silent. You can also make a statement while not under oath to avoid being questioned. If you receive a majority vote by the board members you will be awarded a discharge upgrade.
Having an attorney from the Law Office of Victor Bakke, ALC on your side can greatly increase your chances of obtaining an upgrade. We can put our experience to work on your behalf!
Call us today or request a consultation to learn what we can do for your case!