Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Joint Base Charleston in Charleston, South CarolinaLed 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 JB Charleston 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 JB Charleston in Charleston, 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 DoIf you are stationed at JB Charleston 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 JB Charleston
Joint Base Charleston is one of 12 Department of Defense Joint Bases and is the host to over 60 DOD and Federal agencies. The 628th Air Base Wing delivers installation support to a total force of over 90,000 across four installations including the Air Base and the Naval Weapons Station. JB Charleston has a total population of approximately 91,000 with more than 13,000 of those being active-duty service members. Encompassing approximately 24,000 acres, Joint Base Charleston occupies sections of Charleston County and Berkeley County in eastern South Carolina.
Facilities within the boundaries of Joint Base Charleston include lodging, dining and entertainment, sports and fitness, educational, recreation areas, and a major hospital. However, the majority of JB Charleston is devoted to military training, specifically training in six different focus areas: installation support, airlift & airdrop operations, training naval nuclear operators, deployable logistics, multi-mission warfighter support and inter-agency cooperation
The units and tenants stationed at Joint Base Charleston include:
- 437th Airlift Wings
- 1st Combat Camera Squadron
- 315th Airlift Wing
- 437th Airlift Wing
- 628th Air Base Wing
- 628th Medical Group
- 841st Transportation Battalion- Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command
- Naval Munitions Command Unit Charleston
- Naval Nuclear Power Training Center (NNPTC)
- Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU)
- Naval Weapons Station (Joint Base Charleston – WS)
- Navy Operational Support Center Charleston, SC (NOSC)
- Personnel Support Detachment
- Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
What to Do After an Arrest at JB CharlestonIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at JB Charleston 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, 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 Army CID, 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