On January 1, 2019, new laws and stricter punishments were issued to the Uniform Code of Military Justice or UCMJ. As a member of the military, it is important that you understand these changes.
If you have been accused of misuse of computer information, contact an experienced military defense attorney as soon as possible.
Misuse of Computer Information
According to Article 123 of the UCMJ, those who wrongfully access unauthorized information on government computers can be charged with misuse of computer information. Misuse can include accessing personal identifying information while unauthorized to do so, as well as intentionally damaging government computers or installing a virus.
Potential Consequences of Conviction
If convicted of misuse of computer information, you could face serious repercussions such as forfeiture of pay and allowances, dishonorable discharge, and confinement. Distributing classified information can earn you 10 years in prison while just wrongfully accessing unauthorized information can get you locked up for five.
How We Can Help
Although the possible consequences you are facing might seem terrifying, there is still hope for your case. At Garrison Military Defense, we specialize in military defense law and can help fight back for you. To discuss what your options are, give us a call or schedule a free consultation online today.
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