These cases can include 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. Every Spring Break in Pensacola, allegations of sexual misconduct abound. Some are founded, in which case the victims deserve justice. Many are merely allegations without merit. Sadly, all it takes is an allegation for a military career to be ruined. If you are innocent, you need to fight like you are innocent. Period. Full stop. No questions asked.
We defend cases such as conspiracy to defraud the military, BAH fraud, OHA fraud, extortion, larceny, wrongful appropriation, and more. Wrongful appropriation is a charge levied against members of the military for incidents large and small. We’ve defended them all and we know how to win those cases. Far too often, missing gear is a case of “pass the buck” until someone unwilling to fight the charges is left holding the bill. Just like in combat, make yourself a harder target than the next guy. Don’t be the one bearing the full responsibility for what was likely a larger problem within the unit.
We represent service members facing charges including murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, assault, and cases involving self-defense and defense of another. This is the one that catches flight students out of Pensacola more often than not. A mix of drunk frat boys out in town at the same time as Pappy and his boys is often a recipe for court martial disaster. Remember, the UCMJ is coming after you and not the frat boy. Fight back as hard in court as you did in the bar. Let’s face the truth, this could have been one of those scenarios where violence was at least a top 5 answer.
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. Here us now when we say it out loud, drug cases do not scare the Bilecki Law Group. We know the military and the UCMJ likes to look at Article 112a charges as black and white issues, but that is rarely the truth.
These include charges such as fraternization, unauthorized absence (AWOL), disobeying a lawful order, conduct unbecoming an officer, and much more. We are not sure what Pappy meant when he said it was a good thing that Life Magazine was not around in the South Pacific, but something tells us that those parties were less than UCMJ kosher.