Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, OhioLed 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 Wright-Patterson 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 Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio, 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 Wright-Patterson 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 Wright-Patterson AFB
Established at 2 separate airfields in 1917, Wright-Patterson AFB is the home of the 88th Base Air Wing. Wright-Patterson AFB is located approximately 10 miles north-east of Dayton, Ohio. Encompassing more than 8,000 acres in Greene County (and portions in neighboring Montgomery County), Wright-Patterson AFB is located on State Route 444, between I-75 and I-675. Wright-Patterson AFB supports a population of approximately 30,000 active duty and civilian personnel, with approximately 10-20,000 area retirees.
Facilities within the boundaries of Wright-Patterson AFB include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a bowling alley, movie theater and multiple fitness centers. Wright-Patterson AFB also has outdoor recreational areas, including a golf course, a Rod and Reel Club and 2 outdoor pools. Nearby Eastwood MetroPark, connected to the base via the Mad River Trail, provides boating, fishing, on both the lake and the river, as well as multipurpose hiking, biking, nature trails. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Wright-Patterson AFB enjoys a long aviation history, including the Wright Brother’s conducting experimental aircraft tests on portions of land attached to the base. Today, the 88th Air Base Wing serves as host unit and “Wright-Patt,” continues the area’s legacy of innovation as home of the Air Force Research Laboratory and Air Force Institute of Technology. Wright-Patterson AFB is divided into two areas, Area A and Area B with SR-444 dividing the base. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson is one of 77 geographic units tasked with procurement of aircraft, engines, mutinous, electronics and cyberweapons systems for disruption and development across the whole of the USAF. Wright-Patterson is also home to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC). NASIC is the primary DoD source for foreign air and space threats.
The units and tenants stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB include:
- 88th Air Base Wing
- 445th Airlift Wing
- Air Force Institute of Technology
- Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
- Air Force Research Laboratory
- Air Force Materiel Command
- National Air and Space Intelligence Center
- National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
- Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Wright-Patterson AFBIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Wright-Patterson 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