Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Fort Riley in Fort Riley, KansasLed 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 Riley 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 Riley in Fort Riley, Kansas, 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 Fort Riley 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 Riley
Originally named Camp Center, Fort Riley is named in honor of Major General Bennet C. Riley, who led the first military escort along the Santa Fe Trail. The fort was established in 1853 as a military post to protect the movement of people and trade over the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe trails. In the years after the Civil War, Fort Riley served as a major United States Cavalry post and school for cavalry tactics and practice. Fort Riley has a total population of approximately 68,000 with more than 15,000 of those being active-duty service members. Encompassing approximately 101,000 acres, Fort Riley occupies sections of Geary and Riley counties in northeastern Kansas.
Facilities within the boundaries of Fort Riley include lodging, dining and entertainment, sports and fitness, educational, recreation areas, and a major hospital. However, the majority of Fort Benning is devoted to military training, specifically with building and maintaining combat-ready forces and deploying these forces in an expeditionary manner to conduct Decisive Action to fight and win in complex environments as members of a Joint, Inter-organizational, and Multinational (JIM) team.
The units and tenants stationed at Fort Riley include:
- 1st Infantry Division
- 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team
- 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team
- 1st Infantry Division Artillery (DIVARTY)
- 1st Combat Aviation Brigade
- 1st Sustainment Brigade
- Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion
- 97th Military Police Battalion
- Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison
- 10th Air Support Operations Squadron, USAF
- 407th Army Field Support Brigade
- 902nd Military Intelligence Group
- Det. 2, 3rd Weather Squadron, USAF
- Irwin Army Community Hospital
- Warrior Transition Battalion
- 630th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
- 774th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
- 923rd Contracting Battalion
What to Do After an Arrest at Fort RileyIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Fort Riley 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. Army 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 Army 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 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