Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, FL.
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 Patrick Air Force Base 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 Patrick Air Force Base, Florida 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 Patrick Air Force Base 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 Patrick Air Force Base
Founded in 1940, as a Naval Air Station, Patrick Air Force was transferred to the Air Force in 1948. Home of the 45th Space Wing, Patrick Air Force Base is located 3 miles south of Cocoa Beach, Florida. Encompassing over 2,300 acres in Brevard County, Florida, Patrick AFB is located off of State Road 404, on State Road A1A. Patrick AFB supports a population of over 20,000 active duty, dependent, and civilian personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Patrick AFB include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including fitness centers, a bowling alley, golf course, and movie theater. Patrick AFB also has outdoor recreational areas with a marina, campground, beach access, and water sports opportunities. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
As home of the 45th Space Wing Patrick Air Force Base is part of Air Force Space Command and is a key support installation of the Eastern Range, the Air Force’s east coast rocket range. The 45th Wing is responsible for all Department of Defense space launches, which take place at nearby Cape Canaveral. Patrick AFB is also home to Air Force Technical Application Center (AKTAC), an Air Combat Command unit, tasked with detecting, monitoring and analyzing nuclear explosions.
The units and tenants stationed at Patrick Air Force Base include:
- 45th Space Wing
- 45th Operations Group
- 45th Medical Group
- 45th Mission Support Group
- Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI)
- 25th Air Force, Air Force Technical Application Center (AFTAC)
- 333rd Recruiting Squadron
- 920th Rescue Wing (AFRC)
- 920th Operations Group
- 301st Rescue Squadron – HH-60G Pave Hawk
- 39th Rescue Squadron – HC-130N Combat King
- 920th Mission Support Group
- 920th Security Forces Squadron
- 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron
What to Do After an Arrest at Patrick 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 Patrick Air Force Base 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.