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MCAB Iwakuni
Court Martial Defense

At Bilecki Law Group, We believe every service member has earned their right to an aggressive defense on their day in court. We specialize in taking the fight to the prosecution and winning cases that others said were unwinnable.

MCAB Iwakuni trusts Bilecki Law Group for court martial defense

Service members facing a military court martial have every right to be scared. Military prosecutors don’t play fair and they boast an exceptionally high conviction rate for a reason. However, Marines stationed at Marine Corps Air Base Iwakuni have even more reasons to be fearful. That’s because when a Marine does something stupid off base, it becomes an international incident. Commands are quick to charge, law enforcement is quick to sweep exculpatory evidence under the rug, and the military justice system rolls over good Marines to avoid such public affairs nightmares. It’s not fair to the Marines whose lives are ruined and it sure as isn’t justice. Thankfully, Marines love a good fight and that is truly a Marine’s only option when charged out of MCAB Iwakuni. Fight like hell and cede nothing to the prosecution. If you don’t, the military justice system will destroy you just to make a public example out of you. You have to fight back and if you reach out to us, we’ll even fly out to Iwakuni to fight by your side.

From Tun Tavern To Iwakuni Marines Love To Fight

The team here Bilecki loves our Marines because they give us some of the most interesting cases known to man. The only thing you can count on more than the fact that Marines love to fight, is that Marines love to get a little crazy and it can occasionally run afoul of the UCMJ. God bless our Marines, but getting crazy doesn’t deserve to end their career. It’s not worth taking Marines out of the fight and certainly not at MCAB Iwakuni which is right on the frontlines of a potential conflict with China.

That’s why the team at Bilecki is willing to fly out to Iwakuni to defend our Marines because we know those same Marines are necessary for the defense of this nation. Marine Corps history is littered with examples of Marines violating the UCMJ and then going on to commit acts of inexplicable gallantry.

Marine Medal of Honor recipient Jack Lucas enlisted at the age of 15 by forging documents. When caught, he went on Unauthorized Absence in Hawaii and jumped on a ship headed to Iwo Jima. During the fierce battle, he jumped on two grenades to save others and survived. More recently, Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer defied orders to stay put and charged into an ambush zone to save his friends. Good Marines love a fight and yes, good Marines sometimes don’t stay within the lines of the rigid UCMJ. We need such Marines at MCAB Iwakuni and if the conflict with China ever goes hot, we’ll need them more than ever.

What UCMJ Charges Can You Defend Out Of MCAB Iwakuni Japan?

If you are a Marine stationed at MCAB Iwakuni and you are facing investigation or court martial, you need to get ready for a fight. You can’t count on any leniency from your command as they will be looking to make a public example out of you, just to scare other Marines into compliance. Below we’re going to show you just a few of the charges we fight and defend out of Iwakuni, and we think you’ll quickly see that we don’t scare easily. We take cases that other military court martial defense attorneys won’t touch because our Marines deserve the best defense available.

  1. UCMJ Article 120 or Article 134 (Sex Offenses) – These cases cover rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, sexual assault of a minor, indecent viewing, indecent recording, forcible pandering, indecent exposure, and other Article 120 and Article 120(c) offenses.
    Marines are known for their tenacity in combat, but let’s face it, they’re human and have human urges too. With the military’s current crackdown on sexual misconduct, sometimes allegations can be quickly taken as truths, and even a risqué joke might be labeled as harassment. It’s a known fact that Marines, like many others, often think about what they desire. But they shouldn’t be judged harshly for consensual actions. If you’re slapped with these charges, you’ve got to stand your ground. Protecting your career, retirement, and freedom means fighting back.
  2. UCMJ Article 121 (Fraud and Larceny) – We defend cases such as conspiracy to defraud the military, BAH fraud, OHA fraud, extortion, larceny, wrongful appropriation, and more. Look, Marines love to fight and not to read the fine print on a policy or manual.
    We’ve seen Marines make honest administrative mistakes and then face charges when they admit those mistakes. It’s not fair and whether it is misunderstanding BAH or making a charge to a military credit card that was out of compliance, it shouldn’t result in these Marines being taken out of the fight.
  3. UCMJ Article 128 (Assault and Violent Crime) – We represent service members facing charges including murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, assault, and cases involving self-defense and defense of another. We want our Marines to fight. We need our Marines to fight. At times, it is not always easy to turn that mentality off at the drop of a dime.
    What often starts out as Marines getting in your standard fight turns into serious charges when a makeshift weapon like a pool cue or beer bottle gets involved. If that fight takes place with a civilian off base in Iwakuni, you can fully expect heavy charges to come your way. Yet, you can still secure for yourself the best possible outcome if you fight back.
  4. UCMJ Article 112a (Drug Crimes) – We defend cases involving drug possession, drug distribution, drug importation, drug manufacturing, drug trafficking, positive urinalysis cases, tampering with urinalysis cases, and more. These cases often involve illegal controlled substances such as marijuana, LSD, methamphetamines, cocaine, ecstasy, molly, opioids, analogues, and more.
    Punishment is severe for drug crimes under Japanese law and if you’ve found yourself in such a scenario outside of MCAB Iwakuni, you’re in trouble. You need to get a defense attorney with the knowledge and experience to understand various military and civilian jurisdictions at play. You need to get us on a plane heading your direction sooner rather than later.
  5. Punitive Articles of the UCMJ 77-134 (Military Specific Offenses) – These include charges such as fraternization, unauthorized absence (AWOL), disobeying a lawful order, conduct unbecoming an officer, and much more. Thanks to the punitive articles, we see some of the most bullshit charges that you will ever come across.
    This is where commands like to pile on charges just because they can and it’s not right. We don’t need Marines taken out of the fight because they put their hands in their pockets or some junior officer didn’t like that an experienced NCO showed him up. You might think these charges are not worth fighting, but you don’t have to let commands take advantage of you with the punitive articles.

How To Fight Back And Win At MCAB Iwakuni

Namesake and founder, Tim Bilecki, spent years inside the military justice system as a senior defense counsel. He will tell you firsthand just how stacked the deck is in favor of the prosecution. However, he also knows that the military justice system hates a fight and that’s exactly what he gives them. Prosecutors want an easy win, and they try to scare good Marines into admitting guilt or assuming they don’t have a chance. If you fight back, you always have a chance to secure the best outcome for yourself.

It’s also important to remember that this is true even if you did make some poor decisions. If base CO pulls up as you are wander out of Chi Chi’s with a prostitute, you’re in trouble. Perhaps you say it’s worth it, but you’re in trouble. However, you didn’t sexually assault anyone. You didn’t do illegal drugs. You can’t let them pile on the charges and suffer the worst possible fate the UCMJ can offer.

You may love the Marine Corps, but you have to understand that you cannot coexist with a military justice system that is out to destroy you. Marines, you have to fight as hard for your life now as you do for the Marines to your left and right in a firefight. Get us into that fight on your behalf. We will absolutely get on a plane and stand by your side at MCAB Iwakuni. Reach out to us for a free defense strategy session and as long as you are willing to fight like the Marine we know you are, we will fight with you.

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FAQs About Military Court Martial Defense In Japan

Sex crimes, financial fraud, and drug charges are quite common here in Japan, and they are made all the more so by aggressive sting operations in the region. Certain violent crimes are also somewhat common, including battery and assault charges.

We take dozens of cases every year for service members stationed in mainland Japan. Mr. Bilecki has traveled to Japan over 50 times to defend service members at courts-martial. Depending on the nature of the case, we may need to fly to your location more than once.

“If you play the game by their rules and on their battlefield, you’ve got an exceptionally low chance of winning. Don’t play by their rules. Give them the last thing they were looking for... a FIGHT!”

- Timothy J. Bilecki

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