Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, MarylandLed 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 Dover 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 Dover AFB in Dover, Maryland, 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 Dover 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 Dover AFB
Originally established as an Air Force base in 1939, Dover Air Force Base was transferred to the Army in 1961. Home of the 436th Airlift Wing, known as the “Eagle Wing,” Dover AFB is located near the city of Dover, Delaware. Encompassing nearly 4,000 acres in Kent County, Delaware, Dover AFB is located near the intersection of Delaware Route 1 and Delaware Route 9. Dover AFB supports a population of approximately 10,000 active duty, dependent, reserve and civilian personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Dover AFB include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including an indoor rock wall, a bowling alley, fitness center, and a golf course. Dover AFB also has outdoor recreational areas, including Eagles Nest Park, offering outdoor barbeque areas and playground/picnic areas. Dover AFB also supports and Aero Club and Arts and Crafts Center. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Home of the 436th Airlift Wing and the 512th Airlift Wing (AFRC), Dover AFB is known for providing rapid global airlift support via the C-5M Super Galaxy and the C-17 Globemaster. Together the 436th AW and the 512th AW fly hundreds of global missions, accounting for 1/5 of the nation’s oversized/outsized airlift capabilities. Dover AFB is also the home of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES). AFMES is tasked with providing the DoD, and other federal agencies, with comprehensive forensic services, including forensic pathology. AFMES supports the entire U.S. federal government and is additionally responsible for ensuring fallen service members, and their families, are handled with solemn respectfulness and honor. Furthering this important mission is the Joint Personal Effects Depot. Founded after the events of September 11, 2001, the JPED is tasked with supporting families of the fallen and ensuring Personal Effects are returned to their families with the upmost speed and accuracy. The JPED serves all branches of the military, as well as Department of Defense civilians and contractors with in combat theater operations.
The units and tenants stationed at Dover AFB include:
- 436th Maintenance Operations Squadron
- 436th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
- 736th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
- 436th Maintenance Squadron
- 436th Aerial Port Squadron
- 436th Medical Group
- 512th Airlift Wing
- 436th Operations Support Squadron
- 3rd Airlift Squadron
- 9th Airlift Squadron
- Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations (AFMAO)
- Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES)
- Joint Personal Effects Depot (JPED)
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Dover AFBIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Dover 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