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Court Martial Confession Defense in Mainland Japan and Okinawa

A Confession is Not Enough to Secure a Win for the Prosecution

You could’ve confessed for any number of reasons: to protect someone you care about, to mitigate your punishment, to avoid being interrogated further. Regardless of the reason, you’re NOT guilty of the crime you’ve been accused of until a jury decides your fate in court.

To reiterate, you have every right to defend yourself in court, regardless of whether you’ve made a confession to law enforcement or not.

A confession will ramp up the difficulty for any defense attorney. Not only does your attorney need to overcome the many advantages the prosecution already has available to them, they also have to properly manage the confession. This often means taking the necessary steps to either suppress it as evidence from the courtroom, or convincing the jury that the confession was made under extreme stress by unorthodox interrogation techniques.

Bilecki & Tipon understands cases where a confession was made by a client. Not because we’ve read about them in legal casebooks, and not because we’ve seen other defense attorneys fight them in court, but because we ourselves have taken such cases to verdict. Even more important, we’ve actually won cases where a confession was involved.

How Has Bilecki & Tipon Managed to Win Confession Cases for Its Clients?

The confession is the very first thing a defense team has to get to work on, and the very first question any smart defense team asks when dealing with a confession case is: why did the accused service member make the confession in the first place?

To answer that question, we initiate our own investigation into our client’s treatment by law enforcement. We review interrogation videos, video transcripts, agent notes, signed documents, and any other critical evidence concerning the interrogation. From this, we can determine whether law enforcement conducted a proper interrogation. Everything from the reading of our client’s Miranda rights to the techniques used by the interrogators is evaluated and assessed. No stone is left unturned in an attempt to undermine a client’s confession before a jury, or better yet, have it thrown out entirely by a judge.

Do Not Be Convicted By Your Own Words in Court. Your Future is on the Line.

Confession cases are fought and won with tenacity and guts. Average defense attorneys do NOT win such cases. You’ll need a gunslinger to beat the odds and secure a not-guilty verdict. As it just so happens, Mr. Bilecki & Mr. Tipon are some of the leading gunslingers fighting for service members in Japan today.

Don’t waste your time with an inexperienced or subpar defense counsel. You stand to lose too much with a guilty verdict in court. Call the law offices of Bilecki & Tipon at your first opportunity, and together we’ll take the fight to the prosecution. (800) 996-9747.