Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Fort Leonard Wood in Fort Meade, MO.
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 Leonard Wood 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 Leonard Wood, Missouri 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 Leonard Wood 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 Leonard Wood
Home of the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood is located near the towns of St. Robert and Waynesville in southcentral Missouri. Encompassing over 60,000 acres in Pulaski County, Fort Leonard Wood is located 2 miles south of I-44. Fort Leonard Wood supports a population of more than 80,000 active duty, dependent, civilian, and retired personnel. Fort Leonard Wood also hosts a large trainee population each year, bringing the average yearly population to approximately 100,000 personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Fort Leonard Wood include shopping, lodging, dining, and a community hospital. Entertainment and recreational opportunities on post include a golf course, bowling alley, indoor/outdoor pools, fitness centers, splash park and skate park. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training. Fort Leonard Wood also has outdoor recreational areas, including access to Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area (LORA). Located approximately 50 miles away, LORA offers camping, boating, fishing and cabin rentals to military personnel and authorized civilian/DoD employees.
Fort Leonard Wood is primarily a training installation for the Army, but training extends to all members of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as various authorized allies from around the world. Home of the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCoE), Fort Leonard Wood is responsible for training more than 80,000 U.S. military and civilian personnel per year. All U.S. Army military police, chemical and engineer trainees undergo training at Fort Leonard Wood under the combined Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN) designation. Fort Leonard Wood also handles Army basic training and hosts an Air Force Detachment, and a Marine Corp Detachment, both of which are the largest detachment on any Army installation.
The units and tenants stationed at Fort Meade include:
- U.S. Army Engineer School
- 3rd Chemical Brigade, U.S. Army CBRN School
- U.S. Army Military Police School
- 102nd Training Division
- 58th Transportation Battalion
- USMC Detachment – Fort Leonard Wood
- 368th Training Squadron, USAF
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Fort Leonard Wood
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Fort Leonard Wood, 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.