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MacDill AFB, FL
Court Martial Defense

MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, functions as a pivotal center for air mobility and command operations, harmonizing diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. It supports strategic missions and hosts units focused on air refueling and operational planning.

Defending Soldiers' Rights

MacDill Air Force Base Keeps Military Court Martial Lawyers Ready For Action

While the Air Force may not be as notoriously unruly as the Marines, MacDill AFB’s significant personnel count means encountering the occasional “Airman Snuffy,” a moniker inspired by Maynard Smith, a real individual who joined the military in 1942 to avoid jail. Known for his difficult personality, Smith’s heroism during a mission, where he extinguished a fire on his bomber by any means necessary, earned him the Medal of Honor despite his reputation. Ironically, even after receiving the nation’s highest military honor, Smith faced demotion due to disciplinary issues, embodying the complex persona of “Airman Snuffy.”

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Combatting UCMJ Misuse

What Kind Of UCMJ Cases Do We See Out of MacDill AFB, FL?

Bilecki Law Group is located right in Tampa, Florida where attorney Tim Bilecki was born and raised. Trying cases at MacDill gives us the “home-field advantage.” While military clients fly us in from all over the world to defend their cases in court, nothing gives us pride like taking care of our hometown heroes right here in Tampa. So let’s talk about some of the cases that we might defend right here at MacDill AFB.

  1. Sex Offenses (UCMJ Article 120 & 134): Defending such charges underscores our belief in the presumption of innocence, crucial when careers can be destroyed by mere allegations.
  2. Fraud and Larceny (UCMJ Article 121): Financial distress can lead even the most upright service members to make poor decisions. Whether it’s misappropriating equipment or minor supply losses, we advocate for a robust defense.
  3. Assault and Violent Crime (UCMJ Article 128): Military life’s intensity can sometimes lead to confrontations. Our defense extends beyond the charges to represent the individual’s entire service record, especially within high-stress units like Special Operations.
  4. Drug Crimes (UCMJ Article 112a): Recognizing the extreme pressures faced by service members, especially in special operations, we provide a judgment-free defense, focusing on the broader context of their careers.
  5. Military Specific Offenses (UCMJ Articles 77-134): Addressing charges like AWOL or conduct unbecoming, we remember the service and sacrifice behind the uniform, advocating for fairness and recognition of their contributions.
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How A Military Court Martial Lawyer Can Work For You

In WWII, Maynard “Snuffy” Smith’s defiance and heroism showed that military discipline isn’t instilled through court martial defense. We focus on serious charges, primarily at the general court martial level, where the stakes involve freedom, career, and retirement. Our goal isn’t to be a recurring solution for habitual offenders but to defend those facing pivotal, career-defining moments. We emphasize the critical importance of a robust defense in these high-stakes situations, aiming for victory because the consequences of losing are severe.

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