Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Altus Air Force Base in Altus, OK.
Led 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 Altus Air Force Base 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 Altus Air Force Base in Altus, Oklahoma, 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 Do
If you are stationed at Altus Air Force Base 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 Altus Air Force Base
Originally established as an Army Airfield in 1943, Altus Air Force Base was reactivated in 1953. Home of the 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus AFB serves as a key Air Education and Training Command base, adjacent to the city of Altus, Oklahoma, in the southwestern portion of the state. Encompassing approximately 3,500 acres in Jackson County, OK, Altus AFB is located near the intersection of U.S. Highways 62 and 283. Altus AFB supports a population of approximately 6,5000 active duty, dependent, retired and civilian personnel, trainees add an additional 2,000-3,0000 people to the population each year.
Facilities within the boundaries of Altus Air Force Base include a primary care clinic, shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a movie theater, bowling alley, fitness center and a golf course. Other recreational opportunities include a large pool, miniature golf course, RV park and a splash pad. Off-base, nearby Quartz Mountain State Park offers lake access, hiking trails, rock-climbing, boating, fishing and camping opportunities. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Home of the 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus AFB is the formal training center for flight crew and aircraft maintenance students on the C-17 Globemaster, KC-135 Statotanker and the KC-46 Pegasus. Altus AFB has undergone an expansion in recent years adding a new training center, fuselage trainer and hanger extensions in order to support training and readiness for the KC-46 Pegasus. Initial and advance training takes place at Altus AFB, using a combination of high-tech simulators and hands-on training, approaching 19,000 hours of flight time, supported by over 200 instructors. Additionally, Altus AFB serves two flying squadrons, managing airfield operations, aircrew flight equipment, airlift operations, aircraft refueling operation, force deployment, intelligence and weather support.
The units and tenants stationed at Altus Air Force Base include:
- 97th Operations Group
- 97th Operations Support Squadron
- 56th Air Refueling Squadron
- 58th Airlift Squadron
- 54th Air Refueling Squadron
- 97th Training Squadron
- 97th Medical Group
- 97th Medial Operations Squadron
- 97th Medical Support Squadron
- 97th Maintenance Group
- 97th Maintenance Squadron
- 97th Maintenance Operations Flight
- 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest Altus Air Force Base
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Altus 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. 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 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 Are
Crisp 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
Contact Crisp and Associates Military Law for a Free Initial Consultation
If you would like more information about what our attorneys can do to help you, contact Crisp and Associates Military Law for a free initial consultation. To speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in confidence, call (888) 811-6416 or inquire online now.