Court Martial Confession Defense
If You’ve Confessed to a Crime, You’re Not Alone
False confessions are both very real and very common. Our
case history is proof of this. Manipulation, stressful interrogation techniques, and
outright lies told to the confessor by law enforcement can bring an individual
to confess to something he or she didn’t do.
Even if you’ve confessed, you’re still entitled to plead not
guilty in a court of law. And under these circumstances, a defense team
why the confession was made—either through stress, manipulation, or
by some other means—and then convince the jury that no confession
made under such conditions can be considered honest or sincere.
We won’t sugarcoat the situation for you. Confession cases are some
of the most difficult types of cases to win for legal defense teams. The
prosecution takes the offensive from the start, forcing the defense to
play catch-up throughout the trial. Even worse, a poorly chosen defense
team may see the case as so overwhelmingly uphill that they’ll use
your confession as an excuse to plead guilty for a more “palatable”
We don’t know about you, but if that’s the
defense team’s strategy, then you may as well let your confession stand. If, however, you have
any fight left in you, you’re going to need a legal defense team
that understands what you’re up against; a defense team that has
a well-honed strategy in place capable of convincing the jury that your
“confession” was made under extreme or adverse circumstances.
Securing a Not-Guilty Verdict After a Confession
False confession cases are won when aggressive defense attorneys identify
the reason why the confession was made in the first place. This is an
investigation in and of itself, requiring witness testimony, evidence
gathering, and a thorough understanding of the conditions under which
the interrogation took place. Videos of the interrogation, notes taken
by the agents, signed documents and all audio must be reviewed in order
to help the jury understand how someone could confess to something they
Difficult? Absolutely. Impossible? Not for our court martial attorneys.
When you’ve seen as many false confession cases as we have, it’s
easy to pinpoint how and when law enforcement overstepped their legal
authority and interrogated an individual to the point where he or she
could confess to a crime they didn’t commit. Government agents in
charge of investigating criminal cases are determined to elicit a confession
from the suspect they've already convicted in their minds, and aren’t
timid about crossing the limits of lawfulness to secure one.
The preparations we take on before the case paves the way for a successful trial.
Bilecki & Tipon strategically employ shrewd cross-examination techniques to show the jury
that CID, NCIS and OSI are dishonest and that the "confession"
of the accused was either false or coerced.
Your Own Words
Will Convict You—Unless You Hire a True Gunslinger to Advocate for You
Without a civilian defense attorney that knows the ropes of false confessions,
your own words will eventually convict you. At that point, your military
career is over, your finances are imperiled, and you risk months and perhaps
years of incarceration.
Don’t be a victim of extreme interrogation tactics.
Call the law firm of Bilecki & Tipon and set the record straight. Our court martial lawyers is available 24
hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us TODAY at (800) 996-9747 to secure
the best possible outcome for your case.