I've tried Google, but I don't really know specifics of what to search for. The sites I'm hitting all seem to be historical or heavy on the legal speak rather than anything else.
Is it possible for an army/marine general to have spent time in prison (military or civilian, doesn't really matter), or would any offence that would have led to that also have led to him being booted off the force permanently? The character in question has had no chance to gain any convictions before entering the army (he's been part of a system a bit like the Battle School in Ender's Game, and entered the 'adult' military straight away after his schooling was finished.)
If you can clear this up for me, or point me in the right direction, I'll be a very happy bunny.
Thank you for anything you can do. :)
(Edit to fix the title.)