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USAG Camp Humphreys 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 un-winnable.

Camp Humphreys Court Martial Defense Means Fighting To The Bitter End

When Marine Legend Chesty Puller was surrounded at the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War, he famously said “good, now we can attack in every direction.” Fast forward some 70 years later and our warfighters are still surrounded in Korea. Except this time, they’re surrounded by a million reasons to pick up a court martial in the name of a good time. Whether that is a drunken brawl at The Ville, an evening they can’t even remember at Polly’s Kettle Club, or perhaps just a handsy mama san at Sunny’s Massage, trouble is all around the good men and women at Camp Humphreys. Now, commands have made many of these locations off-limits, but the reality is that you just can tell a 19-year-old PFC that fun awaits behind the door number and expect him not to open the door. That’s also why as military court martial defense attorneys, Camp Humphreys has become our home away from home. We’d venture to say that we’ve defended, and won, more cases out of Camp Humphreys than any attorney stateside. We know how isolated you feel with the military justice system comes looking for you at Camp Humphreys and we will, in fact, fly across the world to fight by your side.

Fighting The Military Justice System At Camp Humphreys

It is fitting that you may find yourself surrounded and alone in Korea because you wouldn’t be the first service member to find yourself in that peril.The Korean peninsula is home to some of the most gallant stands in military history and few more remarkable than the story of Herbert K. Pililaau at Heartbreak Ridge.

Pililaau was serving with Company C, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division when his platoon was tasked with holding an advance position on hill 931 through the night. Unfortunately for Pililaau and his platoon, the entire North Korean 13th Infantry Regiment wanted that same position. In the middle of the night, the North Koreans attacked in force and the platoon began to pay a heavy price.

The platoon was given permission to retreat and join the main unit, but escaping during the middle of the attack was no easy feat. One squad would have to remain behind to cover the retreat. The squad held their own throughout the assault, but eventually there was no man left alive except for Pililaau and his squad leader.

That’s when Pililaau began gifting violence to the enemy like it was North Korean Christmas. He fired his BAR until it was out of ammunition and when the ammo ran out, he began hurling grenades until there were none left. Out of things that go boom, the man began picking up rocks and hurling them at the enemy.

Pililaau’s actions could be seen from the main position and what he did next shocked the onlookers. Out of ammo and rocks of any size, he pulled out his trench knife and decided to close with the entire North Korean regiment and destroy them by hand. He was last seen punching with one hand and swinging his knife with the other until he was mortally wounded and overwhelmed. He was found the next morning with his knife still in hand and approximately 40 dead North Koreans in his proximity. He gave it all, fought until the bitter end, and this is exactly what you need to be prepared to do to win against the military justice system.

What Charges Can I Fight And Defeat At Camp Humphreys?

Here is the discernible truth. Some nights in The Ville are totally worth a little trouble with the UCMJ. At least, that’s what some of our clients would tell you and we don’t entirely disagree. However, when they set out for an epic night of debauchery, they didn’t think it would end their military career. Yet, that’s what many good men and women are facing out of Camp Humphreys. If that’s where you find yourself today, you’ve got a fight ahead of you. Look, you might even love the military, but you cannot coexist with a military justice system that is out to destroy you any more than Pililaau could have asked the North Koreans, “C’mon guys, let’s talk this out.” You have to fight back and below you’ll see just a few of the charges that we can fight for you out of Camp Humphreys.

  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.
    Sexual misconduct is suspect number one for trouble with the UCMJ out of Camp Humphreys. Though the South Korean government has attempted to crack down on prostitution, the world’s oldest business hasn’t gone anywhere. Soldiers know how to find and when they do, trouble with the UCMJ often awaits them.
    It is also true that the military is engaged in a campaign to root out sexual assault in the military. While that is a noble effort, it has resulted in an environment where allegations are treated as fact and even a rumor can end a career. With this knowledge in hand, service members are using sexual assault allegations to secure expedited transfers out of Camp Humphreys.
    If you find yourself on the wrong end of one of these false allegations, you’re going to have to fight to clear your name. Commands are interested in the facts. Commands are interested in looking tough on sexual misconduct and they will destroy you if you don’t fight 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. In our experience, there are cases where a simple administrative error is treated like an international money laundering scheme.
    Military prosecutors are quick to destroy a young service member’s life over these errors and we don’t let them get away with that. You’re on the front lines of the next war out there at Camp Humpreys and we can’t have you leaving the fight because you made a mistake when reconciling your government credit card.
  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. The number of alcohol infused fights outside of Camp Humphreys are staggering. However, it’s rare that the other guy was sitting on his bed reading the bible when the fight happened.
    The other guy played a role and yet, it might be you finding yourself in trouble with the UCMJ. It is also true civilians and contractors out in The Ville and other hot spots like to goad U.S. Soldiers knowing how much trouble they can get in. It’s possible that you did kick someone’s ass and you are the victim of injustice at the same time. There is always more than one side to these drunken brawls and we can help secure you the best outcome as a result.
  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.
    Drugs are illegal in South Korea but, like prostitution, that doesn’t mean you won’t find them there. Unfortunately for our service members at Camp Humphreys, there is usually some civilian instigator and dealer causing trouble. If you are charged with drug crimes while at Camp Humphreys, you’ll need experienced counsel who understands the various military and civilian jurisdictions at play.
  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. This is where commands out at Camp Humphreys like to tighten the screws on young service members to maintain order at an overseas installation.
    Infractions that would not bother a soul stateside somehow ruffle the commands delicate sensibilities at Camp Humphreys. In addition, the punitive articles are where commands like to pile on one charge on top of the other to make you think you have no chance of fighting back. They are wrong. You can fight back and you can win.

How To Beat The Ville And The Military Justice System

The first thing you have to understand is that the military justice system does not exist for the purpose of pursuing justice. Rather, it exists to ensure military order and discipline and for that to work, they have to make a public example out of someone to scare others into compliance. That’s what’s happening here and that’s why they are coming at you so hard right now. It’s worse at Camp Humphreys because they try to make you feel alone and as if no one is coming to save the day.

Well, bad news for military prosecutors, because they are wrong. Bilecki routinely flies in and out of installations around the world to defend service members and Camp Humphreys is right in the middle of our AOR. They fly us in because Bilecki knows the last thing the military justice system really wants is a fight and that’s exactly what he gives them.

You have to fight back. You have to fight like Pililaau with a knife in one hand and a close fist in the other if you want to survive the military justice system. This is true even if you did mess up and make a poor decision. You don’t have to accept the worst the military justice system can throw at you just because you made a mistake. You can fight back and you can win.

If you are facing investigation or court martial out of Camp Humphreys, reach out to us now for a free defense strategy session. Get us into this fight on your behalf and yes, we will jump on a plane and fight by your side. This does not have to be the end. Fight like hell, fight like Pililaau, and get us into the fight.

 

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USAG Camp Humphreys History and Court-Martial Activity

Camp Humphreys’ history dates back to the early 20th century, initially an airfield built by the Imperial Japanese Air Force. It was destroyed and later rebuilt by Americans during the Korean War, initially named K-6, and then renamed in honor of helicopter pilot Benjamin K. Humphreys. With ongoing consolidation of U.S. Military bases, particularly north of the Han River, Camp Humphreys is set to grow significantly in size and influence, marked notably by the 2019 relocation of USAG Yongsan and the USAK headquarters to this site.

Established

1910 (Imperial Japanese Air Force) 1950 (K-6 Army Airfield)

Location

Anjung-Ri, South Korea

Garrison

2nd Infantry Combat Aviation Brigade and supporting units, 1st Battalion (16th Infantry Regiment), 2nd Batallion (34th Armor Regiment), 304th Signal Battalion, 501st Signal Company, and 20+ others

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FAQ's About USAG Camp Humphreys

The most common criminal offenses at USAG Camp Humphrey include sexual assault, drug crimes, and financial fraud. Violent crimes do occur from time to time as well.

Bilecki Law Group defends service members against all offenses under the UCMJ. If you’ve been accused of any crime whatsoever, contact our law offices immediately for a confidential consultation.

We travel to South Korea multiple times every year. We know our way around Korea and make our trips as effective as possible. We’ve performed defense investigations and represented U.S Army Personnel throughout the peninsula.

“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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