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Great Lakes, IL
Court Martial Defense

Located in Great Lakes, Illinois, this base serves as a crucial center for Navy training and readiness, emphasizing the development of sailors' skills and capabilities. With a focus on excellence in training and operational preparedness.

Defending Soldiers' Rights

Naval Station Great Lakes Is Where Careers Begin, But They End With Abuse and Of The UCMJ

Naval Station Great Lakes has been the cornerstone of the Navy’s enlisted personnel training for decades, shaping the beginnings of countless naval careers. With over 40,000 recruits passing through its gates annually, the base serves as the initial stepping stone for sailors, each unaware of the potential pitfalls within the military justice system. Throughout history, the Navy has seen its fair share of mishaps leading to severe repercussions under the UCMJ.

One such incident unfolded in 1943, involving Chief Torpedoman Lawton Dawson aboard the USS William D. Porter during a top-secret mission escorting President Roosevelt. As the ship conducted anti-aircraft drills, a live torpedo was accidentally launched, heading straight for the USS Iowa carrying the President. Despite the ensuing investigation and sentencing of Dawson to hard labor, President Roosevelt intervened, acknowledging the human error amidst the perilous situation, highlighting the complexities of military justice even at the highest levels.

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Combatting UCMJ Misuse

What Types of UCMJ Charges Does Bilicki Defend?

The cold hard truth is that if you can be charged for it under the UCMJ, then you can fight it. Yes, we suppose that includes inadvertently shooting a torpedo at the President of the United States. We don’t recommend it, but if that happens to you, give us a call. Below you’ll find a list of the types of charges that we defend and you’ll quickly see that we don’t scare easily. Clients fly us in from all over the world to defend them at trial and that’s mostly because we don’t back down. We put together a defense so aggressive, it’s almost a sin not to call it an offense.

  1. Sex Offenses (UCMJ Article 120 & 134): Amidst the vibrant party scene, allegations of sex offenses can surge, affecting soldiers 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

Where Does Bilecki Law Group Defend Cases?

If you’re facing an investigation or court martial at Naval Station Great Lakes, know that our expertise extends far beyond Tampa, Florida. Clients from around the globe trust us for our courtroom prowess, with founder Tim Bilecki’s extensive military justice experience ensuring a robust defense. We understand the challenges you’re up against and are prepared to fight relentlessly for your career, retirement, and freedom. Mistakes happen, even serious ones, but they shouldn’t define your future. Whether it’s inadvertently launching a torpedo or a simple error, we’re here to provide unwavering support and legal advocacy.

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