Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Fort Irwin near Barstow, CaliforniaLed 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 Fort Irwin 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 Fort Irwin in Barstow, California, 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 Fort Irwin 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 Fort Irwin
Established in 1940, Fort Irwin is best known as the home of the National Training Center. Fort Irwin is located approximately 40 miles northeast of Barstow, California. Encompassing more than 642,000 acres in San Bernardino County, Fort Irwin is located off of Interstate 15. Fort Irwin supports a population of approximately 4,300 active duty personnel, with an additional rotating population of 5,600 trainees. In total, Fort Irwin supports a total population of more than 23,000 people, including civilian employees and dependents.
Facilities within the boundaries of Fort Irwin include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a bowling alley, fitness centers and a golf course. Fort Irwin also has outdoor recreational areas, including a spray park and indoor/outdoor pool. Big Bear Lake is located approximately 90 miles from Fort Irwin offering more outdoor recreation activities. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Home of the National Training Center, Fort Irwin is the Army’s premier heavy maneuver Combat Training Center (CTC). Fort Irwin provides realistic training to more than 4,000 service members each month, with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment serving as the Opposition Force. The NTC features more than 1,000 square miles of training areas, including live fire villages and ample space to allow for live fire attacks, as well as direct support from the Air Force. Fort Irwin conducts 10, 28-day training rotations yearly, providing approximately 70,000 activity duty and reserve members with pre-deployment training. Fort Irwin is also home to Weed Army Community Hospital.
The units and tenants stationed at Fort Irwin include:
- National Training Center
- 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
- C Detachment, 203rd Military Intelligence
- 916th Support Brigade
- 1916th Support Battalion
- 2916th Aviation Battalion
- Network Enterprise Center
- 7th Signal Command
- 106th Signal Brigade
- Joint Center of Excellence (JCOE)
- Reserve Component Operations Plans and Training (RC-OPT)
- Medical Activity (MEDDAC) Fort Irwin/Weed Army Community Hospital
Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Fort IrwinIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Fort Irwin 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