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Charged With a Military Crime in Okinawa?

What You Need to Know about Your Rights

Okinawa hosts the majority of the United States Armed Forces personnel in Japan, and there is intense scrutiny on any reports of criminal activity, on and off-base. If you have been charged with a military crime, you must take immediate action to defend your rights, your career and your future. Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC is known for providing thorough, fearless and aggressive legal representation to active duty military personnel, and we are ready to begin work on your case as soon as you contact us. We will work with you throughout the process of your defense, fighting tirelessly to clear your name. Many military defense attorneys systematically plead their clients guilty, but we do not hesitate to go to trial if that is what it takes to secure the best possible result.

The first thing you must know when you have been charged with a crime is that you must not discuss the case with anyone but your Okinawa court martial defense lawyer . This includes people whom you trust, such as your spouse, your boyfriend or girlfriend and your buddies, as any one of them could be subpoenaed to testify against you and might have to choose between incriminating you and lying under oath. You must also invoke your right to remain silent with CID agents, MPI, MP's and commanding officers. If you are under investigation, they already believe you are guilty, and if you have been apprehended, they already believe they have evidence to convict you. Anything you say will only be used to strengthen the case against you.

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The only thing you should say is "I want to speak with an attorney." You have a right to have an Okinawa military lawyer present during questioning and in court, to advise you of what to say and when to say nothing. You are up against the combined forces of the investigators, the prosecutors and the military justice system, all of whom want to convict you. Hiring an attorney levels the playing field.

No matter how desperate the situation may appear, contact an Okinawa court martial defense attorney who may be able to secure a favorable outcome.