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February 2009
Tim Bilecki

Serious Charges Dropped After Calling for Multiple Local National Witnesses

Unlawfully Striking a Child, Polygamy, Falsifying Documents
Camp Zama, Japan
Private (E-2)
All charges dismissed

Maximum Sentence:

  • DD
  • 9 years confinement
  • Total forfeiture
  • Reduction to E-1
  • Federal felony conviction

An Army Private based in Camp Zama, Japan, faced serious charges including unlawfully striking a child, engaging in polygamy, and falsifying multiple marriage documents. The case’s complexity was heightened due to its location in Japan and the nature of the allegations. Japan court martial defense attorney Tim Bilecki was brought in to navigate the intricacies of this challenging case. Bilecki adopted an aggressive stance, insisting on a fully contested panel trial and calling for testimony from multiple local national witnesses, some of whom were connected to Japan’s underworld sex industry. His robust defense strategy, coupled with successful motions litigation, exerted significant pressure on the government. In response to the formidable defense presented, the government withdrew from the case, leading to the dismissal of all charges against the client just weeks before the trial was set to commence.

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