Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS.
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 Keesler 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 Keesler AFB, Mississippi 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 Keesler 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 Keesler Air Force Base
One of the largest training facilities in the Air Force, Keesler Air Force Base is located in Biloxi, Mississippi. Encompassing over 1,000 acres in Harrison County, Mississippi, Keesler AFB is located off of US-90. Keesler AFB supports a population of more than 16,000 active duty, dependent, and civilian personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Keesler AFB include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including multiple Community Centers, a bowling alley and a movie theater. Keesler AFB also has outdoor recreational areas, including a 17-acre park which offers marina access, a pool and splash pad, disc-golf course, fishing, and boat launch/water access. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Founded in 1941, Keesler AFB is home to the 81st Training Wing, one of the largest training wings in the Air Force. Keesler AFB’s 81st Medical Group (81st MDG) operates one of the largest medical facilities in the Air Force, providing care for nearly 30,000 members, and is home of the only medical genetic center in the Department of Defense. Training at Keesler AFB is varied as the base is home to over 400 courses, covering nearly 40 career fields with an emphasis on cutting-edge technologies. Training opportunities include; basic electronics, communications electronic systems; communications computer systems, air traffic control, airfield management, air weapons control, precision measurement, information management, radar, ground radio, cyber training and more. Keesler AFB is a Joint Training Facility responsible for training members of all branches of the military, as well as civilian and authorized allied nations, with an estimated 30,000 students trained annually.
The units and tenants stationed at Keesler AFB include:
- 81st Training Group
- 81st Mission Support Group
- 81st Medical Group
- 81st Training Group
- 2nd Air Force, the 403rd Wing
- Engineering Installation Squadron.
- 403rd Wing
- 85th Engineering Installation Squadron
- Marine Corps Detachment
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Keesler 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 Keesler 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.