Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, CaliforniaLed 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles AFB in El Segundo, California, 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles AFB
Tracing its roots to 1945 as the western division of the Air Research and Development Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base (LA AFB) arrived in its current location in 1964. Home of the United States Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB is located in El Segundo, California. Encompassing approximately 110 acres in Los Angeles County, Los Angeles AFB is located off of Interstate 401, approximate 2 miles east of LAX. Los Angeles Air Force Base supports a population of approximately 6,000 active duty, dependent, and civilian personnel, with approximately 200,000 area armed forces retirees.
Facilities within the boundaries of Los Angeles Air Force Base include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a fitness center and a community center. Los Angeles Air Force Base also has outdoor recreational areas, including an out-door pool and the Fort Mac Picnic Area (located on Fort Macarthur) with pavilions. A public golf course is located immediately south of the installation. The Los Angeles AFB Outdoor Adventure Program offers various excursions, trips and tours in and around Southern California. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Los Angeles Air Force Base is home of the 61st Air Base Group, which serves as host unit, as well as the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). The 61st Air Base Group provides various support services including administrative, medical, logistics, and engineering support to the to the Space and Missile Systems Center and other Department of Defense units in the greater LA metropolitan area. The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), , a subordinate unit of the U.S. Space Force, is responsible for development and support of military space systems including. Responsibilities include maintaining the Global Positioning System (GPS) and development of missile warning and missile defense systems. In addition to the main complex, portions of the historic Fort Macarthur, located roughly 20 miles south, are included in the responsibilities of the 61st Air Base Group. Fort Macarthur is home to LA AFB Housing. Immediately adjacent to the Housing Complex is Angel’s Gate Park, with hiking trails, basketball courts and various green space activity areas.
The units and tenants stationed at Los Angeles Air Force Base include:
- Space and Missile Systems Center
- 61st Air Base Group
- 61st Civil Engineering Squadron
- 61st Force Support Squadron
- 61st Security Forces
- 61st Medical Squadron
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Los Angeles AFBIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Los Angeles 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