My question involves criminal law for the state of: North Carolina and or Federal
For about 4 months, I had been seeing a woman on Active Duty in the Marines. She is also married to a Marine. I guess her husband wised up, and found us out. He left a note on my building door, with my car license plate # written on it. She ended up having charges filed against her, and called me to let me know what was happening. She then went AWOL for a short period of time.
One of the first places Military Police Investigators (MPI) came to was my apartment. They asked me if I knew where she was, and I didn't. I basically lied to them and said we weren't having an affair, and that I had no idea what this was about.
She called me again about 2 weeks ago, and told me that she was being arraigned on Adultery charges, and that I was going to be charged as well. I am not in the military, but I was told that they were thinking of charging me as an "accomplice" to a Military crime, and having the charges certified in Military court and forwarded to US District Court.
Is this actually possible?? The only thing I ever read in the UCMJ about civilians being charged is for "Contempt of Court" or "Perjury", which ARE sent to US District Court for prosecution; nothing else.
Is it also a crime to lie to Military Investigators? I am a civilian, and they have no jurisdiction over me. Should I be hiring a lawyer, or are they just trying to scare me into testifying or something?