Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, OklahomaLed 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 Vance 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 Vance AFB in Enid, Oklahoma, 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 Vance 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 Vance AFB
Established in 1941, Vance AFB is an Air Education and Training Command (AETC) facility. The 71st Flying Training Wing (71 FTW) serves as host unit. Vance AFB is located in Enid, Oklahoma, approximately 100 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. Encompassing roughly 2,100 acres in Garfield County, Vance AFB is located off of U.S. Route 81. Vance AFB supports a population of approximately 3,500 active duty, dependent, retired and civilian personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Vance AFB include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a bowling alley, fitness center, and movie theater. Vance AFB also has outdoor recreational areas, including picnic pavilions, an outdoor and wading pool, as well as golf driving range. Great Salt Plains State Park, (located 40 miles to the North), Little Sahara State Park (located 70 miles to the West), and Canton Lake (located 65 miles to the East) offer additional outdoor recreation areas, including ATV facilities, water sports, camping and hiking opportunities. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Home of the 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB is an Air Education and Training Command training base. The 71st Operations Group (71 OG) at Vance AFB conducts Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT). Vance AFB is one of the primary facilities for Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (JSUPT), providing training to student pilots of the USAF, Navy, Marines and various US allies. The 71 OG trains more than 400 pilot students each year. Vance AFB is among the busiest Air Force Bases in the USAF arsenal, flying more than 55,000 sorties and logging over 80,000 flying hours annually.
Vance AFB also maintains control the nearly 1,100-acre Kegelman Air Force Auxiliary Field (Kegelman AFAF). Kegelman AFAF is located approximately 40 miles away from Vance AFB, near Salt Plain National Wildlife Refuge in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. The facility is primarily used for pilot students practicing landings during their training at Vance AFB.
The units and tenants stationed at Vance AFB include:
- 71st Flying Training Wing
- 71st Operations Group
- 71st Medical Group
- 71st Mission Support Group
- 340th Flying Training Wing (AFRC)
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Vance AFBIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Vance 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