Tipon: If you go with the detail defense counsel, then you have the detail defense
counsel. That’s who the defense has.
Now, when you go out there and you’re deciding whether or not you’re
going to retain a civilian counsel, who does the defense have to uncover
the evidence for you and not against you? Who does the defense have? Well,
the defense should go out there and not just do it themselves, but they
should take the time to go hire a team of investigators and make sure
that they have the same number of resources that the government has in
Look, I’ll level with you. The government stacks the deck against
you. They typically have a special victim’s prosecutor. They have
a trial counsel that’s attached to the Battalion, or the Brigade.
They even bring in a special victim’s counsel for the alleged victim
in the case. They have a deputy SJA. They have an SJA for the Command.
They typically have upwards of five lawyers on their trial team trying
to put you in jail and convict you. Not to mention, they have an unlimited
budget to investigate these crimes.
I’ve had cases where they have sent investigators to three different
countries, four different states searching for the smallest piece of evidence.
They’ve searched people’s backgrounds looking for ex-girlfriends
from high school.
That’s the amount of resources that they’re willing to put
in to convict you.
So, when you rely on just the detail defense counsel, that’s the
fight that you’re up against. What you need to do is you need to
find a defense lawyer who’s willing to put together a team not just
of lawyers but investigators and experts and people who are knowledgeable
on the field that can put together a defense that will exonerate you.