Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, AK.
Led 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 Fort Wainwright and have been charged with a crime or are facing disciplinary action by the Army, 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 Army in military criminal matters. We have experience representing servicemen, servicewomen, and officers stationed at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska, 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 Do
If you are stationed at Fort Wainwright 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 Fort Wainwright
Originally established as an Air Force base in 1939, Fort Wainwright was transferred to the Army in 1961. Fort Wainwright is located adjacent to Fairbanks, Alaska, the state’s second largest city. Encompassing nearly 900,000 acres in the Fairbanks North Star Borough (analogous to a county in the lower 48 States), Fort Wainwright is located off of Alaska Highway 2. Fort Wainwright supports a population of approximately 13,000 active duty, dependent, and civilian personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Fort Wainwright include shopping, hospital access, lodging, dining and entertainment, including bowling alleys, indoor rock wall, fitness centers and a golf course. Fort Wainwright also has outdoor recreational areas, including the Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard area, and various outdoor excursions, such as rock/ice climbing, whitewater rafting, hiking and camping opportunities. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Home of the 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright is one three installations that makeup U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK). Fort Wainwright is the Joint Force Land Component Command in support of Joint Task Force Alaska. More than one-third of Fort Wainwright is dedicated to training and the installation is home to the U.S. Army Northern Warfare Training Center (NWTC), the Army’s only cold region training facility. The NWTC provides Cold Weather and Mountain Warfare training to US personnel, as well as authorized foreign military service members, training over 1,000 members per year. Fort Wainwright manages multiple training areas; the Yukon Training Area is part of the larger Fort Wainwright installation while the Black Rapids Training Site (BRTS), is located 130 miles south of Fort Wainwright. The two training facilities provide the Northern Warfare Training Center with over 260,000 acres of training space, in a variety of environments and elevations including, to facilitate cold weather training, mountaineering/glacier training and high angle marksmanship training.
The units and tenants stationed at Fort Wainwright include:
- 25th Infantry Battalion
- 1-25th Stryker Bridge Combat Team (SBCT)
- Medical Department Activity – Bassett Army Community Hospital (BACH)
- Veterinary Command (VETCOM)
- Northern Warfare Training Center (NWTC)
- Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC)
- 402th Army Field Support Battalion
- 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron (USAF)
- Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)
- Arctic Support Command
- 9th Army Band
- 65th Explosive Ordnance Disposal (65EOD),
- 507th Signal Company (Network Enterprise Center-FWA)
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Fort Wainwright
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Fort Wainwright 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. CID 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 CID 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 Are
Crisp 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
Contact Crisp and Associates Military Law for a Free Initial Consultation
If you would like more information about what our attorneys can do to help you, contact Crisp and Associates Military Law for a free initial consultation. To speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in confidence, call (888) 811-6416 or inquire online now.