Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, TexasLed 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 Laughlin 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 Laughlin AFB in Del Rio, Texas, 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 Laughlin 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 Laughlin AFB
Originally named Laughlin Army Air Field, Laughlin Air Force Base has been the training site for more than 21,000 pilots in the United States Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and allied nation air forces. Laughlin AFB has a total population of approximately 2,200 with a majority of those being active-duty service members. Encompassing approximately 5,300 acres, Laughlin Air Force Base is located six miles east of Del Rio, Texas, and is about nine miles from Del Rio’s sister city Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico.
Facilities within the boundaries of Laughlin Air Force Base include lodging, dining and entertainment, sports and fitness, educational, and recreation areas. However, the majority of Laughlin AFB is devoted to military training, specifically with training and developing military pilots.
The units and tenants stationed at Laughlin Air Force Base include:
- 47th Flying Training Wing
- 47th Comptroller Squadron
- 47th Medical Group
- 47th Healthcare Operations Squadron
- 47th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron
- 47th Mission Support Group
- 47th Communications Squadron
- 47th Civil Engineering Squadron
- 47th Force Support Squadron
- 47th Security Forces Squadron
- 47th Contracting Flight
- 47th Logistics Readiness Flight
- 47th Operations Group
- 47th Operations Support Squadron
- 47th Student Squadron
- 434th Flying Training Squadron
- 85th Flying Training Squadron
- 86th Flying Training Squadron
- 87th Flying Training Squadron
What to Do After an Arrest at Laughlin AFBIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Laughlin 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