Worldwide Court-Martial Defense
The Premier Law Firm Defending Service Members around the World
Being charged with a crime in the military is one thing. Facing that crime alone when you’re thousands of miles away from your home, your family and your friends is something else entirely.
You feel completely abandoned by the military. They don’t care about your side of the story. And you’re suspicious that everyone—even your commanding officers and fellow service members—believe you’re guilty. You barely even trust the defense lawyer that’s being assigned to your case.
If you’re facing serious criminal charges and you don’t know where to turn, then it’s time to consider Bilecki & Tipon. Our law firm defends service members throughout the Pacific Rim including locations as far off as South Korea, Japan and the Hawaiian Islands (where we’re located). If you’re looking to fight the charges made against you in a court-martial or state court setting, then you’ve come to the right place.
When You Need Heavy-Hitting, Aggressive Advocacy, Bilecki & Tipon is the ONLY Choice
We chose the Pacific Rim for a number of reasons. First, we’re based out of Honolulu, Hawaii, which means we can get to you fast regardless of whether you’re in Japan, Okinawa or anywhere else within the Pacific. Secondly, we know the area very well. Our legal team has held a number of critical legal positions in Asia while working for the U.S. Army JAG Corps. We understand how the command structures work in the area as well as the military culture within the countries themselves.
So whether you’re struggling against a sexual assault accusation in South Korea, defending yourself against violent assault charges in Japan, or just need an honest state attorney to protect you in a divorce case here in Hawaii, you’ll find a powerful ally in Bilecki & Tipon.
Japan and Okinawa Court Martial Lawyers
Senior military leaders in Okinawa and Mainland Japan are at the forefront of Washington’s zero-tolerance approach to crime and military violations. Now more than ever, most allegations of misconduct are resulting in court-martial charges or administrative separation boards. This is particularly prevalent in cases involving sexual assault, BAH/OHA fraud, and drug and “Spice” cases, which accounts for the lion’s share of court-martial trials in the area.
Attorney Tim Bilecki has spent a great deal of time in Japan, learning the nuances and challenges of defending service members both on the mainland and Okinawa. His understanding of the culture, politics and local issues are second to none, allowing him to win tough cases that may be influenced by the unique command climate there.
Whether you have been charged with Sexual Assault, BAH/OHA fraud, "Spice" use or distribution, 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 court-martial lawyers at Bilecki & Tipon can provide you with the type of heavy hitting, aggressive representation that you need to level the playing field.
South Korea Court Martial Lawyers
They say that the best way to leave South Korea as a Specialist is to get there as a Sergeant. That may be true. Worse yet, Korea is a place where countless Soldiers have their careers destroyed by false allegations and sexual assault charges. No other location in the world has the same military justice issues as South Korea.
Mr. Bilecki previously served as the Senior Defense Counsel for the U.S. Army Trial Defense Service, Pacific Rim for two years, where he supervised all military defense legal services for Korea, as well as mainland Japan and Okinawa. This has afforded him a vast knowledge of unique issues that service members face while stationed in Korea, as well as the politics and command climate in the region.
For service members that are struggling with charges made against them by the U.S. Military in South Korea, it’s imperative that they contact Bilecki & Tipon as soon as possible. Our law firm is strategically located in Hawaii, allowing us easy travel to Korea to defend your freedom.
Hawaii Court Martial Lawyers
In 2014, Mr. Bilecki and Mr. Tipon, both residents of Hawaii, made a strategic decision to merge their respective law firms to create Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC – the premier law firm defending service members in the Pacific Rim. Our law firm, located in Honolulu, specializes in defending service members facing serious court-martial charges or state court criminal charges.
We represent Hawaii residents as well as service members stationed at Schofield Barracks, Fort Shafter, Pearl Harbor, Kaneohe Bay, Hickam Air Force Base and other military installations on-island. The close proximity of these installations gives us a unique insight into the nuances of each command, Convening Authority, and OSJA office, and how to leverage them to our benefit.
As Hawaii defense lawyers, our attorneys dedicate a great deal of in-person face time to clients and conduct most investigations face-to-face rather than over the phone. When the court date arrives, the B&T team is fully prepared, often with our own investigators, witnesses, evidence and technical experts. We’re relentless when it comes to understanding your side of the story and the facts that back it up.
West Coast Court Martial Lawyers
If you’ve been accused of a crime in the state of California, you may not feel like you’re living in the Golden State. Being accused of a crime and having to face military courts-martial is something few people can walk away from unscathed. Unless that is, they’re being represented by the most aggressive and knowledgeable court martial lawyers that money can buy.
Bilecki & Tipon was founded on the premise that when a person is serving his or her country and he or she is accused of a crime, that person should have the strongest, most knowledgeable legal defense possible. As prior service members themselves, Mr. Bilecki and Mr. Tipon understand the military criminal justice system inside and out. They’ve spent time inside and outside the system, and are never intimidated by military prosecutors, the command, or the system that was designed to put you in prison.
Both California and Washington are states with numerous military bases and installations, and as such, the military population in this area is quite high. Given the amount of military stationed in California and Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, it’s no surprise that a fairly high percentage of the court-martial cases in the United States come out of this region. Given that fact, as well as our close proximity in Honolulu, we have expanded our focus to include the defense of service members facing serious UCMJ charges on the West Coast.