Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, MarylandLed by a former member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG), Crisp and Associates Military Law is a criminal defense law firm that represents active-duty military personnel in military criminal matters. If you are stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground and have been charged with a crime or are facing disciplinary action by the Army, we can help protect your job and your freedom. Call now for a free consultation with one of our experienced military attorneys.
While facing criminal charges is a serious matter for anyone, for members of the military, mounting a successful defense takes on heightened importance. Facing a court-martial, Article 15 non-judicial proceeding, or administrative separation hearing can lead to severe consequences, and to protect your freedom, your status in the military, and your family’s future, you need an experienced attorney on your side.
The defense attorneys at Crisp and Associates Military Law bring decades of legal experience to representing members of the Army in military criminal matters. We have experience representing servicemen, servicewomen, and officers stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Maryland, and elsewhere around the world, and founding attorney Jonathan Crisp served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) in Germany before entering private practice. We understand what is at risk, and we know how to protect your career, your freedom, and your future. To start building your defense, contact us today.
What We DoIf you are stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground and are under investigation or facing charges, we are here to help you. With more than 75 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys have represented numerous servicemen and servicewomen stationed worldwide in cases involving:
- Drug Crimes
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Sexual Assault and Violent Crimes
- Court-Martial Defense
- Non-judicial Punishment (UCMJ Article 15)
- Qualitative Management Program (QMP) Appeals
- Records Correction/Discharge Upgrade
- Denial of Security Clearance
About Aberdeen Proving Ground
Established in 1917, Aberdeen Proving Ground is the Army’s oldest active proving ground and the home of the Army Research Laboratory. Aberdeen Proving Ground is located in Aberdeen, Maryland. Encompassing approximately 72,000 acres in Harford County, Aberdeen Proving Ground is located off of US Route 40. Aberdeen Proving Ground supports a population of approximately 1,000 active duty members, 1,300 dependents, and nearly 24,000 civilian and contract personnel. The post also supports approximately 16,000 area retirees and their families.
Facilities within the boundaries of Aberdeen Proving Ground include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a bowling alley and multiple fitness centers. Aberdeen Proving Ground also has outdoor recreational areas, including golf courses and outdoor pools. 3 picnic areas and 2 Recreation Areas are available for use, as are horse stables and a Skeet and Trap Range (Edgewood Area). Boating and fishing opportunities are provided via multiple boat ramps and/or marinas. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Home to more than 90 units and tenant activities, including the 20th CBRNE Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) is one of the world’s foremost research, development, and testing and evaluation sites, in both weapons and equipment. Aberdeen Proving Grounds is also home to multiple Defense Department Centers for Excellence. The 20th CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive), was created in the aftermath of 9/11 to identify and exploit potential weapons of mass destruction; today the 20th CBRNE has mission command responsibility for rough 85% of the Army’s ordnance and CBRN units. APG is also home to the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory, the nation’s premiere laboratory for land forces. APG is separated into two main areas Aberdeen Area/APG North and Edgewood Area/APG South, separated by roughly 16 miles. APG’s extensive land claims, totaling 72,000 acres, and test facilities allow for live weapons testing, testing of tanks and a wide variety of laboratory inquires.
The units and tenants stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground include:
- 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) Command
- 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion
- S. Army Evaluation Center
- S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
- S. Army Communications- Electronics Command (CECOM)
- Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic (KUSAHC)
- Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC)
- S. Army Medical Research of Chemical Defense (MRICD)
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Aberdeen Proving GroundIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Aberdeen Proving Ground there are a number of steps you need to take immediately. Following an arrest, you should:
- Exercise Your Article 31 Rights - The Right to Remain Silent. Once you have been arrested, you have the right to remain silent, and it is important that you do so. Army CID or Military Police will likely use a number of different tactics to try to get you to admit guilt, but you do not have to (and should not) say anything that could be used against you until you speak with an attorney.
- Exercise Your Right to Legal Representation. The one thing that you should say is that you want to talk to a lawyer. You have the right to legal representation, and having an attorney present during your interrogation will help ensure that you do not say anything or make any other mistakes that could jeopardize your defense.
- Avoid Speaking with Anyone About Your Case. In addition to exercising your right to remain silent with the Army CID or Military Police, you should also avoid speaking with anyone else about your case. Cellmates, friends, and even family members could become witnesses for the government, and it is imperative that you avoid giving prosecutors access – directly or indirectly – to anything that could be used against you.
Who We AreCrisp and Associates Military Law is a military criminal defense law firm that focuses exclusively on representing enlisted service members and military officers in criminal matters. Along with former Army JAG lawyer Jonathan Crisp, our team includes a veteran former police officer with specialized training in forensic science, and a former number one rated Senior Defense Counsel in the Air Force, each of whom bring unique insights to defending clients in military court, including courts martial and administrative separation proceedings.
Meet our criminal defense lawyers:
- Jonathan W. Crisp, Founder and Former U.S. Army JAG Lawyer
- Bryan DePowell, Criminal Defense Attorney and Former Police Officer
- Donald Gordon, Of Counsel
- Christopher Nuneviller, Of Counsel