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
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.
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.