Confessions

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 must identify 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” end result.

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 didn’t do.

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.