Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at US Army Garrison Bavaria in Grafenwoehr, GermanyLed 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 USAG Bavaria 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 USAG Bavaria in Grafenwoehr, Germany, 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 USAG Bavaria 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 USAG Bavaria
In 2013, U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr was transformed into US Army Garrison Bavaria, the largest US base outside of the United States. USAG Bavaria is headquartered in Grafenwoehr, Germany, with four locations, which includes Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels and Garmisch, along with Grafenwoehr Training Area Camps. USAG Bavaria has a total population of approximately 40,000 with a majority of those being active-duty service members. Encompassing approximately 56,000 acres, USAG Bavaria is located in a scenic, rural section approximately 60 miles from Nuernberg, in the State of Bavaria.
Facilities within the boundaries of US Army Garrison Bavaria include lodging, dining and entertainment, sports and fitness, educational, recreation areas, and a medical clinic. However, the majority of USAG Bavaria is devoted to providing integrated base support to enable readiness, ensure community security and maintain quality of life within the garrison.
The units and tenants stationed at US Army Garrison Bavaria include:
- 7th Army Training Command
- 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment
- 4th Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment
- 7th Intermediate Level Education (ILE) Detachment
- 15th Engineer Battalion
- 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion
- 39th Transportation Battalion
- 41st Field Artillery Brigade
- 66th Military Intelligence Brigade
- 102nd Signal Battalion
- 106th Financial Management Support Unit
- 131st Military Working Dog Detachment
- 260th Movement Control Team
- 457th Civilian Affairs Battalion
- 493rd POL Company
- 534th Engineer Detachment
- 702nd Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company
- 928th Contracting Battalion
- 1172nd Movement Control Team
What to Do After an Arrest at USAG BavariaIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at USAG Bavaria 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