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Egland AFB, FL
Court Martial Defense

Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, serves as a crucial hub for test and evaluation, training, and munitions development, blending varied cultural and professional landscapes. It underpins critical defense capabilities and is home to units dedicated to advanced weapons testing, flight training, and special operations.

Defending Soldiers' Rights

Why Exemplary Airmen at Eglin Air Force Base May Still Face Charges Under the UCMJ

The military justice system, integral to maintaining discipline under the UCMJ, often hesitates to acknowledge its errors, a trait not uncommon within the broader military structure. This reluctance can be particularly pronounced in court martial proceedings at Eglin AFB, where even when doubts arise regarding the validity of charges, admissions of uncertainty from military prosecutors are rare. This culture of self-preservation overshadows the accountability expected of military leaders.

The ordeal of Medal of Honor recipient John Chapman vividly illustrates the military’s slow pace in admitting mistakes. In 2002, despite being critically wounded and left for dead during a rescue operation, Chapman continued to combat enemy forces alone on a snowy mountain peak. His extraordinary bravery was only fully recognized 16 years later when he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, underscoring the military’s hesitancy to correct oversights and fully honor the valor of its service members in a timely manner.

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Combatting UCMJ Misuse

What Types of UCMJ Charges Do You Defend?

As pertains to Egland Air Force base and the types of charges we see levied against good men and women, it’s a little bit of everything. Below you will find a few of the more common charges and take note that we are not afraid to stand and argue against the most serious charges. Once again, the charge could have originated from an over zealous military prosecutor or investigative team that is unwilling or slow to admit their own error.

  1. Sex Offenses (UCMJ Article 120 & 134): At Eglin AFB, amidst the vibrant party scene, allegations of sex offenses can surge, affecting Airmen unjustly. True justice for victims doesn’t mean wrongfully ending innocent careers.
  2. Fraud and Larceny (UCMJ Article 121): We tackle cases from wrongful appropriation to BAH fraud, understanding that often, what’s missing isn’t stolen but misplaced, arguing that errors shouldn’t destroy careers.
  3. Assault and Violent Crime (UCMJ Article 128): Defending against serious accusations, we emphasize the right to contest charges in court, regardless of the situation’s gravity or the mistake made.
  4. Drug Crimes (UCMJ Article 112a): With marijuana legalization conflicting with military regulations, we challenge the justice system’s handling of drug-related cases, advocating for fair treatment.
  5. Military Specific Offenses (UCMJ Articles 77-134): Addressing charges from AWOL to conduct unbecoming, we fight for those who’ve erred, pushing against the military’s often unforgiving stance on mistakes.
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Protect Your Future: Fight UCMJ Charges

How A Military Court Martial Lawyer Can Work For You

Based in Tampa, Florida, the Bilecki Law Group is strategically positioned near Eglin Air Force Base, treating it as our home turf for defense. Our global reputation for specializing in military court martial trial defense brings clients to us from around the world, seeking our expertise in safeguarding their freedom, careers, and retirements. Our commitment to fighting stems from witnessing the military justice system’s flaws—its tendency for overreach and reluctance to acknowledge mistakes. Inspired by the courage of military heroes like SEAL Britt Slabinski and Air Force Master Sergeant John Chapman, we understand the gravity of the decisions service members face. This understanding fuels our determination to fight vigorously for those unjustly caught in the UCMJ’s grasp. If you’re under investigation or facing charges, we’re ready to stand with you, providing honest insights into your situation and fighting tenaciously on your behalf.

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