SEXUAL ASSAULT DEFENSE in Korea
avoid becoming just another casualty in the war against sexual assault
How is it possible that the military’s prosecutors can attain a conviction
rate of around 90% in sexual assault cases? Why is it that even the most
minor violations are picked up by military law enforcement? Why, after
years of consistently declining numbers of sexual assault violations,
is the government ramping up efforts to identify and convict
anyone suspected of a sexual assault violation?
We can answer all three questions in three words:
follow the money. Government officials in Washington D.C. are effectively waging a crusade
against a perceived epidemic of sexual assault in the military. Consistent
media pressure, combined with a string of absurd documentaries, has riled
up Washington’s lobbyists, who are more than willing to divert government
money to combating the sexual assault “threat” and ending
it for good.
What does all of this mean to you? From the moment you’re suspected
of a sexual assault crime, you’ll be treated like a criminal. You’ll
be hauled in for questioning. A case will be built against you, often
founded on nothing but hearsay and conjecture, and then you’ll be
taken to court, where the government will send its best and most accomplished
prosecutors against you. Before you know what’s happening,
before it even becomes real, you’re convicted of a sexual assault crime, branded a sex offender,
thrown in prison and stripped of your military rank and pay.
Don’t believe us? Talk to 9 out of 10 service members that are brought
in for the same crime as you. They’ll tell you the real story about how fanatical the government
and its military prosecutors are when it comes to sexual assault charges.
But my case is different. Surely the jury will realize that this was
consentual sex, not rape
Don’t be so sure that the jury will believe your word over the word
of the alleged victim. The military’s prosecutors are adept at maneuvering
the evidence against you in court. Truth has little to do with the outcome
of a trial. All you really have between you and a guilty verdict is your
defense team’s ability to see through the prosecution’s narrative.
And if that 90% conviction rate is any indication, most sexual assault
defense attorneys are woefully inept when it comes to this critical step.
Bilecki & Tipon takes on a dozen or more cases each year involving
service members desperate to prove their innocence in a sexual assault
violation they didn’t commit. These service members realized that
despite having the TRUTH on their side, it wasn’t going to protect
them against a dogged and tenacious government opponent that could bend
and manipulate the facts. The only thing these service members knew COULD
protect them was a highly capable defense team; a team with expert cross-examination
skills, connections with forensic experts across the country, and knowledge
of the court martial culture in Korea.
The “victim” in a sexual assault case has everything to gain
by seeing you convicted
No one is safe from being accused of sexual assault in today’s military.
Anyone from a recruit to a 4-star general could be found guilty of such
a crime. That’s because the victim in a sexual assault case has
everything to gain and nothing to lose by pointing fingers.
Below are just a few of the benefits that a victim of a sexual assault
will receive under today’s military law:
· Financial compensation
· Expedited transfer to a base of their choice
· Option for an honorable discharge from the military
And this is just the beginning. The reality is that someone playing the
victim card is highly motivated to see you accused of this crime. Whether
it’s because they had a few drinks and woke up realizing they’ve
made a terrible mistake (and want to take it out on someone other than
themselves), or they have an immediate desire to escape their current
military duties, this kind of thing happens enough to where anyone could
be accused of sexual assault—and nobody is safe.
What is it going to take to beat these charges?
If there’s any one thing that’s going to help you beat charges
of sexual assault, it’s a realization that your fight will NOT be
easy, and that you’ll be facing an uphill battle from the moment
you set foot in court to the minute you leave it. This realization is
important because it’s going to help you make the best decision
possible regarding who will defend you in court.
What you DO know is that 9 out of 10 service members are convicted of their
sexual assault crime.
You also may be aware that most service members have no idea what they’re
up against, and are more willing to gamble by electing to have their defense
prepared by a free military-detailed defense counsel. But anyone that expects an overworked and under-experienced defense counsel
to see through every one of the prosecution’s plays is kidding themselves.
The same could be said of someone who chose to hire a civilian attorney
with little to no experience in the court martial world, let alone a court
martial taking place in Korea.
You have to
WANT your win at court, and that means hiring the best defense attorney possible
Bilecki & Tipon LLLC has a history of winning “unwinnable”
sexual assault cases. We come to the table with 30 plus years of combined
experience and hundreds of cases taken to verdict. We are the premier
law firm operating in the Pacific Rim today and have been defending clients
throughout Korea for years.
We’re more than just a law firm. We’re a statement. When we
walk into court with you, it sends the message that you will not be trod
upon, you will fight to achieve the best outcome possible for your case,
and you won’t be turned into just another statistic that the military
prosecutors can send to Washington D.C.
You deserve better. You deserve to have the best on your day in court.
Contact the law firm of Bilecki & Tipon TODAY at (800) 996-9747 and
together we’ll take the fight to the prosecution.