Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in Beaufort, South Carolina.
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 MCAS Beaufort and have been charged with a crime or are facing disciplinary action by the Marine Corps, 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 Marine Corps in military criminal matters. We have experience representing servicemen, servicewomen, and officers stationed at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina, 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 MCAS Beaufort 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 Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
Commonly known as “Fightertown East” (usually shortened to “Fightertown”), MCAS Beaufort is located on Port Royal Island, just northwest of the town of Beaufort and approximately 65 miles from Charleston, South Carolina. Encompassing over 6,900 acres in Beaufort County, MCAS Beaufort is located off of Highway 21. MCAS Beaufort supports a population of approximately 5,000 active duty and civilian personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of MCAS Beaufort include shopping, lodging, a Naval Hospital, dining and entertainment, including aquatics and fitness centers, bowling alley, and a movie theater. A golf course is also available at Marine Corps Recruiting Depot Parris Island, approximately 10 miles away. MCAS Beaufort has outdoor recreational opportunities including walking trails, fishing trips and tournaments, hunting trips, whitewater rafting and zipline trips. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort hosts all USMC F/A-18 air operations on the East Coast, under MAG-31, and is the only Marine Corps training installation for the F-35B pilots, serving US and foreign squadrons. Marine Aviation Group 31 is responsible for conducting anti-air-warfare and offensive air support operations in support of Fleet Marine Forces. Additionally, Naval F/A-18 Squadrons, as part of Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic, are home ported at MCAS Beaufort. MCAS Beaufort is tasked with supporting operations for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and the flight towers at MCAS Beaufort manage air traffic control for Townsend Bombing Range, the east coast’s air-to-group training range, covering an approximated 8,200 acres in McIntosh County, GA. In support of recruiting and public relations for the Marine Corps and the Navy, MCAS Beaufort hosts an annual air show drawing in an approximate 100,000 visitors to the airstation.
The units and tenants stationed at MCAS Beaufort include:
- • Marine Aviation Group 31
• Marine Wing Support Squadron 273
• Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31
• Marine Air Control Squadron 2, Detachment A
• Combat Logistics Company 23
• Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at MCAS Beaufort 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.