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
Okinawa Court Martial Defense Attorney
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
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.