This is one of the easiest ways for a military member to get in trouble, and it seldom involves your work duties. One common context is in an extramarital affair. As soon as your Commander learns about you having a personal or romantic relationship with someone you shouldn’t, you will be issued a no contact order. Then you will be watched like a hawk. The worst thing you can do is to try and still get word to the other person. While they either cannot or will not punish you for the relationship, they will either court martial you or give you an Article 15 for failing to follow an order. No situation is hopeless though, wherever you are in the process, give me a call and we can talk about what your options are and see what the evidence shows. You can also be punished for violating a general order. The best example would be the general order prohibiting you from taking pornographic materials to a deployed location. Even if you were unaware of the prohibition, ignorance of the law is no excuse. You are subject to any number of general orders and may or may not have notice of them. Bottom line, no matter what you are facing, if you are suspected of failing to follow an order, do not try to talk your way out of it. Get a lawyer and let me do the talking for you, or at least help you come up with a winning strategy before making any decisions.