Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, ArizonaLed 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 Luke 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 Luke AFB in Glendale, Arizona, 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 Luke 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 Luke AFB
Established in 1941, Luke AFB has long training history, with advanced pilot training underway since the base’s inception. Home of the Nineteenth Air Force’s 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB is located approximately 15 miles west of downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Encompassing nearly 2,000 acres in Maricopa County, Luke AFB is located off of Interstate 10, on Litchfield Road. Luke AFB has easy access to the I-10, Loop 303 and Loop 101 freeways. Luke AFB supports a population of approximately 14,000 active duty, dependent, and civilian personnel, with nearly 6,500 activity duty and reserve personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Luke AFB include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a theater, fitness centers and a golf course. Luke AFB also has outdoor recreational areas with playgrounds, pavilions, and sports areas. Fort Tuthill, located approximately 2 hours from Luke AFB, in Flagstaff, Arizona, offers a Military Recreation Area with various outdoor and watersport activities, as well as easy access to Flagstaff area attractions. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Home of the 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB has trained more than 66,000 pilots since its founding 1941. The 56th Fighter Wing is the largest fighter wing in the Air Force and is responsible for nearly seventy-five perfect of USAF pilot training; roughly 400 F-16 pilots and 700 maintenance technicians complete training conducted at Luke AFB, each year. Additionally, Luke AFB is home to the 944th Fighter Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s largest training wing.
The 56th Fighter Wing also oversees the Barry M. Goldwater Range, a live fire and bombing range, primarily used by Air Force and Marine Corps pilots. The 56th Fighter Wing is responsible for roughly 1 million acres of the 2-million-acre complex. The Barry M. Goldwater Range, covering an area the size of Connecticut, is under nearly contestant use, day and night, by more than 20 squadrons. Luke AFB also hosts Naval Operations Support Center (NOSC) Phoenix, which provides training and administrative support to Navy Reserve sailors.
The units and tenants stationed at Luke AFB include:
- 56th Fighter Wing
- 56th Operations Group
- 56th Medical Group
- 56th Maintenance Group
- 56th Mission Support Group
- 56th Support Squadron
- 425th Fighter Squadron
- 210th Fighter Squadron
- 310th Fighter Squadron
- 4th Marines Logistics Group (USMC Reserve)
- Navy Operational Support Center – Phoenix
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Luke AFBIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Luke 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