Is a army awol a felony

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    army2020posted 5 years ago

    Is a army awol a felony

    genral discharge under honerable

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    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    There is no simple answer to this question. "Felony" is a term from civilian law, now, in the US referring to a crime with a sentence of over 1 year. AWOL is a status related to Desertion, which is a crime under military law.

    The lease severe form is "Failure to report." This, alone, would not be a felony.

    A.W.O.L., (being absent without leave0 if not resolved within a month, or if done with an intention not to return, is desertion. Penalty for desertion depends on circumstance, and can be severe, matching a civilian felony conviction. But it is not always so severe.

    I got this info from … out_leave, but a lawyer familiar with Army justice would be the best source.

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      army2020posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      yes just weird i did not go to any court or get any punishment at all so im not sure what its considered. i want to become a cop just not sure if this is a felony.