Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Barksdale Air Force Base near Bossier City, LouisianaLed 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 Barksdale 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 Barksdale AFB in Bossier City, Louisiana, 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 Barksdale 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 Barksdale AFB
Originally established in 1932 as Barksdale Field, Barksdale AFB is home to the 2nd Bomb Wing and Global Strike Command, Headquarters. Barksdale AFB is located adjacent to Bossier City, Louisiana. Encompassing more than 22,000 acres in Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB is located off of Interstate 20. Barksdale AFB supports a population of approximately 15,000 active duty, dependent, and civilian personnel, with an estimated 40,000 retirees in the area.
Facilities within the boundaries of Barksdale AFB include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a bowling alley, fitness centers and a golf course. Barksdale AFB also has outdoor recreational areas, including an outdoor pool, with hunting and fishing opportunities on the East Reservation, formerly known as Bossier Base. Barksdale AFB Outdoor Recreation provides paintball, archery, horseback riding and hiking/biking opportunities. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Barksdale AFB is home to the 2nd Bomb Wing (2BW), the USAF’s oldest and largest bomb wing, tasked with providing global air power and commanding air operations around the world. The 2nd Bomb Wing flies an annual 1,100 sorties, logging approximately 6,000 flying hours each year. Barksdale AFB is home to more than half of the USAF’s B-52 Stratofortress Bomber fleet. The 2nd Bomb Wing is responsible for training and maintenance the roughly 44 B-52 Stratofortress aircraft and Air Combat Command’s 49th Test and Evolution Squadron is responsible for operational testing. Barksdale AFB is also home Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) headquarters. AFGSC is responsible for the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile wings, as well as the entire USAF bomber force, including B-1, B-2 and B-52 wings. Approximately 37,000 members are attached to AFGSC’s numbered air forces; including 9 wings, and 2 geographically separated squadrons, and a single detachment in the continental United States.
The units and tenants stationed at Barksdale AFB include:
- 2nd Bomb Wing
- 2nd Operations Group
- 2nd Mission Support Group
- 2nd Maintenance Group
- 2nd Medical Group
- USAF Global Strike Command (AFGSC), Headquarters
- 8th Air Force, Headquarters (Task Force 204)
- 307th Bomb Wing, AFRC
- 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron
- 8th Information Warfare Flight
- 26th Operational Weather Squadron
- Barksdale Global Power Museum (formerly 8th Air Force Museum)
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Barksdale AFBIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Barksdale 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