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Osan Air Force Base 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.

Osan Air Force Base Is On The Front Lines Of Military Court Martial Defense

The team here at Bilecki is known for traveling anywhere in the world that our clients are in need of a first class military court martial defense. Truthfully, there are few locations that get ouu blood pumping more than Osan Air Force. Perhaps it is the fact that we’re less than 50 miles from millions of North Koreans armed to the teeth. However, we think it is more because we feel like we have truly gone to the ends of the earth on behalf of our clients. Not to mention that when military prosecutors hear that you’ve hired a heavy hitter from stateside to come in and defend your case it makes them weak in the knees. They know they’ve got a fight on their hands and that is the last thing any military prosecutor truly wants. We also have great respect for the fact that our service members at Osan AFB are truly on the front lines of the next hot war. So, when a night out in the Songtan Entertainment District (SED) ends with you waking up half naked all the way in the Ville outside Camp Humphreys, we can have a little grace for you. We know that those on the front lines need to cut loose and sometimes, young service members pick up a little trouble with the UCMJ along the way. In all reality though, if you are facing court martial or investigation out of Osan AFB, you need to take it seriously. You need competent representation, and you need counsel that is going to take the fight to the heart of the military justice system.

Taking The Fight To The Military Justice System

Now, when we say take the fight to the heart of the military justice system, we need you to understand what we mean. For that, let’s take a quick page from military history and the Korean War. Major Louis Sebille was already a highly decorated pilot from World War 2 when he entered the Korean War under the newly formed Air Force. On August 5th, 1950, Sebille was leading a formation of F-51 Mustangs armed with guns, rockets, and 500-pound bombs.

Never one to avoid the Fray, Sebille could be seen making multiple passes over the enemy when one of his 500-pound bombs failed to release. He continued to strafe the enemy until his plane took severe damage from anti-aircraft fire. Sebille’s wingman warned him not to make another pass, but Sebille calmly replied, “I’ll never be able to make it back. I’m going back to get that bastard.”

With his 500-pound bomb still attached, Sebille dove right into the enemy and destroyed several enemy gun batteries in a fiery crash. Major Sebille would go on to become the newly formed Air Force’s first Medal of Honor recipient and classic example of what we mean when we say take the fight to the heart of the military justice system. If you play nice with military prosecutors, they will destroy you. Your only chance is to make like Sebille and reply, “I’m going back to get that bastard.”
You may even love the military, but you cannot coexist with a military justice system that is out to destroy you. They want an easy win and they want to scare you into admitting guilt under feigned promises of mercy. This is especially true out of Osan AFB where they try to make you feel alone, isolated, and without an ally in the country. They don’t want you to know that you can fight back and most importantly, that you can win.

What Kind Of UCMJ Charges Can I Fight At Osan Air Force Base?

South Korea is a challenging environment for young service members because pleasure and vice abound all around Osan AFB. Despite South Korea’s recent crackdown on sex workers, prostitutes abound off base and service members have no problem finding them. Drugs are illegal and yet, you’ll find them flowing throughout the SED if you look hard enough. Affairs, drunken brawls, and a million and one ways an officer can be quite unbecoming and certainly not a gentleman can be found near Osan AFB. Pick your poison, but despite what the prosecution tells you, this doesn’t have to be the end of your military career. Below you’ll find just some of the charges that we fight and defend out of Osan AFB.

  1. UCMJ Article 120 or Article 134 (Sex offenses) – 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.
    What makes allegations of sexual misconduct out of Osan AFB so complicated is that it is a discernible truth that service members have used allegations to secure expedited transfers out of Osan. Even when a service member is in their own trouble with the UCMJ, they have learned that making an allegation of sexual assault is a one ticket out of that trouble. It’s not right, but we simply can’t deny what we see.
    This is fueled by the military’s right and just campaign to root out sexual misconduct. That campaign is, unfortunately, not being conducted with integrity. Allegations are enough to ruin a career and speculation is being treated as fact. Hell, even when there is not enough evidence to prefer charges, we still see commands taking adverse administrative action against innocent men and women.
    If you find yourself facing one of these false allegations out of Osan, Korea, you’re going to have to gear up for a fight. This is the only way to clear your name, save your career and preserve your retirement. This is true even if you did make a mistake and were involved with a junior service member in a consensual relationship. You may be guilty of fraternization, but you didn’t rape anyone. Regardless of what charge you are facing, you’re going to have to fight before the military justice system takes everything from you.
  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. In our experience, there are cases where a simple administrative error is treated like an international money laundering scheme.
    There is also no shortage of shady business characters off base and all around Osan AFB. Local charlatans preying on young service members and yet, it is our service members standing tall before the UCMJ. We don’t think these mistakes should end a career and it is our job to keep you in the fight for this nation. As you probably know, Korea has the highest percentage of BAH / OHA fraud cases in the DoD. If you just PCS’d from Fairchild, AFB and claim your spouse now lives on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, NY, you are probably getting audited and charged with BAH fraud.
  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. This includes fights throughout the SED where alcohol and youth form perilous combinations.
    Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for locals to try and goad young service members into a fight or for Army Soldiers and Airmen to fight. You were just out for a good time with your buddies and now, you are facing some serious charges because a beer bottle or chair got involved. A fight shouldn’t be the end of your career, but off-base incidents are often treated more seriously at Osan due to trying to preserve local goodwill.
  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.
    As we mentioned earlier, drugs are illegal and the South Koreans come down fairly hard on drug crimes. If you’ve gotten yourself in trouble with Article 112a charges, you’re going to need experienced counsel that understands the various military and civilian jurisdictions at play here. Getting caught with drugs in South Korea is bad news and you’re going to have to fight to preserve your career, retirement, and freedom.
  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. The punitive articles are where commands try to preserve military discipline out of Osan AFB. You could easily find yourself charged with some bullshit charges just because a command felt like it. It’s also where military prosecutors like to pile on additional charges just to make sure something sticks. Don’t let them railroad you with the punitive articles and sometimes you have to fight back just out of principle.

Only The Best Court Martial Defense Will Win The Day At Osan AFB

Receiving a court martial out of Osan AFB is never an enjoyable affair for a young service member. It is often the case that family can’t make it out to South Korea to support you and prosecutors prey on your isolation to make you think that you have no chance. That’s part of the reason why we are quick to take a case out of Osan because we know the families of our clients are counting on us to be by their loved one’s side in their stead.

When we take on a case, we’re going to start our own thorough investigation. We’re going to challenge the prosecution at every turn and if they are brave enough to put witnesses on the stand, we are going to absolutely destroy them during cross examination. We know that the prosecution was never looking for a fight and that’s exactly what we give them.

When we let them know that you will not lay down for them and hand them their conviction rate on a platter, they get nervous. The case that they thought was a slam dunk now threatens to upend their entire reputation and we have no problem making the prosecution look stupid. Again, you are on the front lines of the next hot war in Asia. You don’t deserve to have your life destroyed because you had a little too much fun in the SED. You can fight back and you can win.

If you are under investigation or facing court martial out of Osan AFB, reach out to us now for a free defense strategy session. We’ll shoot you straight on exactly what you are facing and as long as you are willing to fight like hell, so are we. Just like Major Sebille in 1950, we will hold back nothing and take the fight right to the heart of the prosecution. Do not let them bully you into admitting guilt. Fight back and secure for yourself the best possible outcome, even if you did mess up. Fight back and most importantly, get us into that fight on your behalf.

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Timothy James Bilecki

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FAQs About Military Court Martial Defense In South Korea

Due to its size, Osan Air Force Base has remained a constant target of law enforcement sting operations in the region. These operations have proven to be brutally efficient at luring service members into committing offenses such as the possession and distribution of illegal substances, financial fraud, and sex crimes.

Other crimes can and do occur at Osan, including violent crimes such as assault and battery Allegations of sexual assault remain highly possible and pose an extreme threat to service members of every rank.

Cases bring us to South Korea on a regular basis. Bilecki Law Group is based out of Tampa, FL and consistently fly out to the peninsula to perform investigations and represent our clients.

“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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