Japan and Okinawa Court Martial Lawyer
The military in Japan, particularly in Okinawa, is often treated like Daigen.
Putting more pressure on the senior military leaders, the military in mainland Japan and Okinawa have taken a zero tolerance approach to crimes or violations of good order and discipline. In this region, now more than ever, most allegations of misconduct are resulting in court-martial charges or administrative separation boards. In particular, there is a trend of increased prosecutions for sexual assault and "Spice" use. Having previously served in Asia and focusing his practice the military in the Pacific, including Japan, Bilecki learned the nuances and challenges of defending service members facing courts-martial charges on both mainland Japan and Okinawa. Mr. Bilecki also uses the challenges of trying a case in Japan to his advantage. Examples of this include :
- Leveraging the time, effort, and expense the government faces when trying to bring witnesses (who have often PCS'd) back to Japan to testify.
- The difficulty in bringing civilian witnesses to a foreign country to testify.
- The government's inability to compel Japanese nationals to testify at court-martial.
- Utilizing the media to embarrass or influence the command to strengthen bargaining positions.
Specializing in Defending Japan Court-Martial Cases
Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC hand-selects the clients it chooses to represent in defending court-martial matters in mainland Japan and Okinawa. In addition to knowledge of the area, an understanding of the culture, politics and local issues, and an unmatched record in Japan, Mr. Bilecki strategically located Bilecki & Tipon in Honolulu, HI. This permits Mr. Bilecki to get on the ground in mainland Japan and Okinawa quickly to investigate cases and provide legal services.
Whether you have been charged with Sexual Assault, "Spice" violations or have a case involving Violent Crimes, Desertion & AWOL, Sex Crimes, High Profile Cases, Larceny & Financial Fraud or a violation of a Japan specific law, the lawyers at Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC can provide you with the type of heavy hitting, aggressive representation that you need to level the playing field.
If you are a Service member who has been accused of a crime while serving or residing in mainland Japan or Okinawa, contact us immediately at (800) 996-9747 to discuss all of your options.
Resources in Japan
- Japanese Law Blog
- Japanese Culture/Customs Briefing
- Information About Criminal Defense
- Japanese Law System-Wikipedia
If you are a Service member who has been accused of a crime while serving or residing in Japan or Okinawa, contact us immediately to discuss all of your options and level the playing field.