Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NMLed 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 Kirtland AFB and have been charged with a crime or are facing disciplinary action by the Air Force, 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 Air Force in military criminal matters. We have experience representing servicemen, servicewomen, and officers stationed at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, NM, 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 Kirtland AFB 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 Kirtland AFB
Kirtland Air Force Base is the largest installation in Air Force Global Strike Command and sixth largest in the Air Force. Kirtland AFB has a total population of approximately 23,000 with more than 4,100 of those being active-duty service members. Encompassing approximately 52,000 acres, Kirtland AFB occupies sections of the southeastern quadrant of Albuquerque, NM.
Facilities within close proximity of Kirtland Air Force Base include lodging, dining and entertainment, sports and fitness, educational, recreation areas, and a major hospital. However, the majority of Kirtland AFB is devoted to military training, specifically with nuclear weapons testing and evaluation.
The units and tenants stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base include:
- Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center
- 377th Air Base Wing
- Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Directed Energy Directorate
- Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate
- 58th Special Operations Wing, Air Education and Training Command
- Air Force Inspection Agency
- Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 116
- Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center
- Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 510 (University of New Mexico)
- Air Force Safety Center
- American Red Cross
- Area Defense Counsel
- Civil Air Patrol, New Mexico
- Defense Threat Reduction Agency
- Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron, Pararescue and Combat Rescue Officer Training School
- Distributed Mission Operations Center
- Missile Defense Agency
- National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
- National Nuclear Security Administration Albuquerque Complex
- NNSA Sandia Field Office
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Operationally Responsive Space (ORS)
- Defense Logistics Agency Kirtland
What to Do After an Arrest at Kirtland AFBIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Kirtland AFB 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. Air Force OSI 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 Air Force OSI 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