COURT MARTIAL confession defense in Korea

You may have confessed, but that doesn’t make you guilty in a court of law

You’re called in for questioning about a case. Little do you know that you’re law enforcement’s lead suspect. And they don’t suspect you of being innocent. You’re told that your cooperation is appreciated and you’ll be out in no time. What you don’t realize is that sooner or later—whether through stress or frustration—you’re going to be trapped by your own words. Something minor at first, but the longer you spend cooperating with law enforcement (“just a few more questions,” “just a quick polygraph test”) the likelier it is that you’ll be tricked into making a confession.

If you’ve made a confession while in the custody of law enforcement, you need to understand two things. First, you’re not the first person to make a false confession. And second, you’re not guilty of a crime unless and until a jury convicts you at your court martial. A trial where a confession is involved isn’t an easy win for the defense. It takes skill, experience, and a defense team with a penchant for winning tough cases.

A winning strategy for dealing with confessions

Bilecki & Tipon understands what it takes to win cases where a confession is made. Our first course of action is to eliminate the confession before it’s admitted into evidence to begin with. This could mean performing our own investigation into law enforcement’s interrogation techniques. It could also include watching the interrogation video, listening to the audio, and reading over signed documents, all in a bid to determine whether the confession was made lawfully—without the service member being coerced or misled.

Even if a confession does get admitted into evidence, it isn’t the end of the trial. Bilecki & Tipon will attempt to convince the jury that the confession was made under extreme circumstances, or could’ve been done to protect another service member. Some options include cross-examining law enforcement agents that performed the interrogation, or, if we feel we have strong evidence and testimony, we can create enough reasonable doubt in the jury to secure a not guilty verdict in court.

Don’t let your own words convict you. Call the law firm of Bilecki & Tipon today

Bilecki & Tipon has fought confession cases in the past—and won. We know what it takes to win and we know what you’ll be up against. Don’t you owe it to yourself to fight these charges to the very end? Don’t you owe it to your friends, your family, your children?

If you’ve confessed to a crime but have every intention of fighting it in court, then we want to hear from you. Contact the law offices of Bilecki & Tipon anytime, day or night, at (800) 996-9747. You have one chance to secure a win. Make it count with Bilecki & Tipon on YOUR team!