Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Hanscom Air Force Base near Bedford, MassachusettsLed 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 Hanscom 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 Hanscom AFB in Bedford, Massachusetts, 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 Hanscom 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 Hanscom AFB
Established as an Air Force base in 1941, Hanscom AFB is the home of the 66th Air Base Group and a component of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center which is responsible for total life cycle management of Air Force weapon systems (headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base). Hanscom AFB is located adjacent to the cities of Bedford, Concord, Lincoln and Lexington, roughly 20 miles northwest of Boston. Encompassing nearly 850 acres in Middlesex County, Hanscom AFB is located off of Massachusetts Route 4/225. Hanscom AFB supports a workforce of approximately 10,000 active duty, dependent, and civilian personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Hanscom AFB include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a bowling alley, fitness/aquatics centers, aero club/flight training center and a golf course. Hanscom AFB also has outdoor recreational areas including picnic and pavilion areas. The Fourth Cliff Recreation Area located 50 miles away in Humarock, MA, provides camping, beach access and fishing opportunities, as well as access to the communities of Boston, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Plymouth. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Led by the 66th Air Base Group, Hanscom AFB is primarily responsible for development and acquisitions of various electronic command and control system, including radar communication and intelligence systems, network infrastructure and cyber defense. Additionally, Hanscom AFB is home to the 75-acre MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a federally funded R&D center managed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since the 1950’s Lincoln Labs has researched and developed advanced technology to meet national security needs.
Notable programs/technologies produced by Lincoln Labs include the AN/FPS-17 Radar system, the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS), the Ballistic Missile Defense Program, the world’s first satellite TV transmission, and advancements in superconducting electronics, among other achievements.
The units and tenants stationed at Hanscom AFB include:
- 66th Air Base Group
- 66th Medical Squadron
- 66th Security Forces Squadron
- Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
- USAF Education and Training Center
- Massachusetts National Guard Joint Force Headquarters
- Massachusetts Wing Civil Air Patrol
- MIT Lincoln Laboratory
- Retirees Activities Center
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Hanscom AFBIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Hanscom 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