Court Martial Attorney
Aggressive Court Martial Lawyer Serving Hawaii, Okinawa, Japan, Korea and Worldwide
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We are Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC — a global firm of exceptional credentials. Our lawyers are committed to achieving innovative and winning results for our clients, while preserving the differences that make us stronger.
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A Passion for Winning
Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC, founded by Timothy J. Bilecki and Emmanuel "Noel" Tipon, on the simple philosophy of providing hands-on and aggressive representation tailored specifically for each client. We understand that no case is exactly the same, and we are dedicated to finding the right approach for you. If you or someone you know is facing a difficult legal situation – such as criminal charges, court-martial, divorce, custody battle, child support, TRO, or arrest, contact a law firm with a passion for winning.
Our attorneys understand that you need aggressive representation but also personal compassion during this difficult time. You need lawyers that will fight for your rights, who are superior at negotiation, and at the same time are understanding of your needs.
We focus on very specific – yet often overlapping – areas of law. Our local attorneys handle cases involving related issues in court-martial defense, military law, family law,
divorce, child custody, and state court criminal defense. You need an expert for your case, and our attorneys can aggressively represent you no matter what issues arise. For example,
our Hawaii military attorneys are experienced in dealing with military divorce, military defense, child custody, child support, and restraining orders (TRO), just to name a few. You want an attorney with a range of experience in
military law, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship, and criminal defense to handle any issue that may arise from your case.
We have attorneys that are licensed to practice law in Hawaii and California State Court, Federal Court and Military Courts. Tagalog and Ilocano spoken.
Bilecki & Tipon is the premier Hawaii based law firm that offers clients comprehensive, legal services in court martial defense, military law, family law, and criminal law. The firm is distinguished by its unsurpassed expertise in litigation. We are trial lawyers with one compelling mission: to deliver success for our clients.
The attorneys at Bilecki & Tipon represent individuals accused of felony and misdemeanor crimes, and, as Hawaii military lawyers, we aggressively defend Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps service members charged with serious offenses under the UCMJ. The trial attorneys at Bilecki & Tipon represent military clients and fight court martial cases around the world, with an emphasis on cases in Hawaii, California and the Pacific Rim (Korea, Okinawa, Mainland Japan and Guam). We also represent individuals struggling with family law matters, such as divorce, child custody disputes, and child support hearings.
Bilecki & Tipon also represent military clients that are under investigation by CID, NCIS and OSI with the objective of keeping charges from ever being preferred. This representation can include enlisted service members and officers facing AR 15-6 Investigations, command directed investigations or who are suspects in a criminal investigation. In compelling circumstances, Bilecki attorneys represent military personnel facing Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP), General Officer Letters of Reprimand (GOMOR), Non-Punitive Letters of Caution (NPLOC), Administrative Separation Boards and Boards of Inquiry (BOI).
Sexual Assault Defense – Bring a Gunslinger to a Gunfight
Given the extraordinary emphasis on sexual assault prevention in the military, can an accused service member still get a fair shot at trial? The answer is yes, but only if you fight back with everything that you have and do whatever possible to level the playing field. Today, sexual assault prosecutions are being ordered at the highest levels of the government and military command, from General officer oversight, to numerous congressional inquiries to the President of the United States demanding that those accused of sexual assault are prosecuted and dishonorably discharged.
The problem is that, today, any allegation of sexual assault, no matter how bogus or how ridiculous, are being charged and the accused is going to trial. It doesn't matter that there is evidence that the alleged victim lied about what happened, that they had a motive to fabricate the allegation or even if the allegations are just plain false. Innocent service members are being prosecuted – and wrongfully convicted – week in and week out in the military. These service members are simply pawns for commanders to show that they are "taking a stand" and "winning the war on sexual assault" regardless of the guilt or innocence of the accused.
It was recently reported by CBS News that Secretary Panetta publically stated: "what is required is that everyone, from the secretary to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs
all the way down, every command level, be sensitive to this issue, be aware that
they bear the responsibility to take action on these cases.
The most important thing we can do is prosecute the offenders."
In 2013, Barack Obama, The President of the United States, addressed the issue of sexual assault in the military. He stated that someone who engages in sexual assault in the military is betraying the uniform. He stated: "I have no tolerance for this... I have communicated this to the Secretary of Defense. We're gonna communicate this again to folks up and down the chain in areas of authority. And I expect consequences." "If we find out somebody's engaging in this stuff, they've got to be held accountable: prosecuted, stripped of their positions, court-martialed, fired, dishonorably discharged, period."
The Commander in Chief directed that any "engaging in this stuff" which in most of the cases involves alcohol-facilitated sexual intercourse, be court-martialed, fired and dishonorably discharged. It begs the question whether a service member is really going to get a fair shot at trial, especially when the only person typically defending an accused service member is a free military lawyer who also wears a military uniform?
Bilecki & Tipon have seen cases where the alleged victim has recanted and the case still went to trial. Where the alleged victim has been caught perjuring himself or herself and the case still went to trial. Where the alleged victim committed a crime and the accused did nothing wrong, and the case still went to trial. Where the accused has passed multiple polygraphs and the case still went to trial.
Even worse, in each of these cases, the government stacks the deck to win at all costs. The government often uses underhanded law enforcement tactics to obtain coerced confessions, fail to test potentially exculpatory forensic evidence, routinely deny defense experts and witnesses, and bring 3 and 4 experienced lawyers to prosecute the case while an accused service member is only assigned one. If you want a fair shot at trial, you need to fight back, and you can't simply bring a knife to a gunfight. You need a gunslinger.
The attorneys at Bilecki & Tipon travel worldwide to defend military clients and primarily focus on defending sex crimes, financial fraud, international drug trafficking and violent offenses.
Bilecki & Tipon have the distinction of having contested over 100 cases to verdict in front of juries in military courts, with unparalleled results. Bilecki & Tipon surround themselves with the nations' top attorneys, investigators and experts and believes in the mantra that "you are the average of the five people you associate with most." The firm is based on the principle of premium pricing in exchange for premium representation, and we have an unbridled passion for winning.
This is not a discount law firm. However, if your case involves serious court martial charges, complex and seemingly overwhelming evidence or if you simply need the best defense that money can buy, Bilecki & Tipon can take on your cause and zealously advocate your story of innocence.
In handling any case, we bring the experience and firepower necessary to level the playing field between you and the government. We don't simply surrender and allow our client to face imprisonment, dishonorable discharge, or worse. We develop a strategic plan of action based upon the particular factors involved in your case in order to seek the best possible outcome.
For the best court martial representation available, anywhere in the world, contact Bilecki & Tipon. We'll be happy to discuss all of your options, not just a guilty plea. Our court martial lawyers will fight your sex assault, violent crimes, larceny, AWOL and other charges under the UCMJ.
Advocating Your Story of Innocence.
Without question, a service member accused of a crime under the UCMJ has a high and treacherous mountain to climb in order to be exonerated. Retaining an experienced and aggressive legal team can mean the difference between years in prison and exoneration. In the face of allegations of rape, sexual assault or any other crime under the UCMJ, an accused needs a law firm with not just experience and credentials, but also with an unrelenting passionate for winning.
Bilecki & Tipon has seen far too many false or unfounded allegations result in formal charges and subsequent convictions. The Bilecki & Tipon team will neither tolerate nor permit railroading by the government and will fully investigate your case and zealously advocate your story of innocence.
If you are serious about fighting the charges against you, contact a military defense lawyer at to discuss all of your options, not just a guilty plea. (800) 996-9747
Contact a military defense lawyer at (800) 996-9747 to discuss all of your options, not just a guilty plea. We level the playing field.
We serve worldwide including following Locations:
Hawaii, Korea, Okinawa, Japan, Guam, Continental United States, Germany, Spain, Italy and Bahrain.
Updated November 2014