How long is the sentence for AWOL soldiers?
November 28, 2012 12:04 PM Subscribe
YANAL/YANML Has anyone had any experience with people who are AWOL from the British army turning themselves in?
posted by fruitopia to law & government (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend has been AWOL from the British army for four years. We currently live in Ireland, but I'm Canadian, and I want to return home to Canada to live (I've overstayed my visa, and I'm unable to work here legally). I would like him to join me, but since he doesn't have a passport and is an English citizen, the only possibility we've found is for him to return to England, turn himself in, and serve whatever sentence they give him. Since he already has a 9 month suspended sentence for going AWOL once before, I'm assuming they'll give him actual time this time. Does anyone know of any AWOL people turning themselves in? And if so, what is the average time they have been sentenced to?
We're already planning on him contacting lawyers both in Ireland and England before he goes back. I'm just hoping someone here has first or second hand experience with something like this.