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. As the U.S. military is undergoing its rightful reckoning with sexual assault, there are unfortunately many good men and women who are getting caught up in the wake.
Allegations are being treated as fact in some cases and those who are innocent are being convinced that the military justice system couldn’t get it wrong. Ashamed, they are almost being coerced to believe something that is not true about themselves. If you are innocent or the charges do not represent the full truth, then you need to fight. Don’t wait 55 years and hope someone is going to come back and clear your record. You need to fight today.
We defend cases such as conspiracy to defraud the military, BAH fraud, OHA fraud, extortion, larceny, wrongful appropriation, and more. Attorney Tim Bilecki lived and was a civilian defense counsel in Hawaii for over a decade we understand that living in Hawaii is not cheap. Unfortunately, this leads many Soldiers out of Schofield to make mistakes with regards to BAH.
As a result, BAH fraud claims were one of the more common charges we defended and one of the more common cases we won. There is always more to the story and an overzealous military investigator convincing you that he’s got the case solved is misleading you. Get the full story and when you see an opportunity, fight back.
We represent service members facing charges including murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, assault, and cases involving self-defense and defense of another. Daniel Inouye lost his right arm in Italy that day, but something tells me he doesn’t need two arms to beat you down in a fight.
The fighting spirit that runs throughout the veins of our military can sometimes lead good Soldiers into a world of trouble. What starts out as a scuffle turns into a brawl and before you know it, chairs, pool cues, and other weapons are being wielded. A Soldier’s fight shouldn’t have to end a career and there are times where the punishment is disproportionate. That’s why when you are done fighting on the battlefield and you are done fighting in the bar, sometimes you have to go one more round with the military justice system.
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.
Hawaii is an amazing place to be stationed, but it unfortunately has a high civilian rate of illicit drug use. We wish our Soldiers at Schofield were shielded from this, but that isn’t the case. Oftentimes, it is actually a civilian who will see almost no penalties by the civilian justice system that will land an otherwise good Soldier in big trouble with the military justice system. This too is one where fighting back is the right call.
These include charges such as fraternization, unauthorized absence (AWOL), disobeying a lawful order, conduct unbecoming an officer, and much more. It continually blows our minds to think that men like Inouye were denied the ability to fight by the military.
Look, we understand that the UCMJ is there for a reason, and it serves a good purpose. However, if you are asking for command to make the right call 100% of the time, it’s just not going to happen. Some charges we see under the punitive articles are a joke and in no way reflect the service of any given Soldier. Sometimes you have to fight these charges, even when the penalty seems light, just for the principle of the matter.