Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in Jacksonville, North CarolinaLed 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 MCAS New River and have been charged with a crime or are facing disciplinary action by the Marine Corps, 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 Marine Corps in military criminal matters. We have experience representing servicemen, servicewomen, and officers stationed at MCAS New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina, 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 MCAS New River 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 MCAS New River
Originally established as Peterfield Point in 1943, MCAS New River has serves as a Marine Corps Air Station since1968. MCAS New River is located 4 miles south of downtown Jacksonville, North Carolina. Encompassing 2,600 acres in Onslow County, MCAS New River is located on US Highway 17. MCAS New River supports a population of approximately 16,000 active duty, dependent, and civilian personnel, with roughly 6,500 active duty members.
Facilities within the boundaries of MCAS New River include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a bowling alley, movie theaters, fitness and aquatic centers. Additional lodging and recreation opportunities, including a golf course and beach access, are available at Camp Lejeune. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
MCAS New River is one of 6 satellite facilities that supplement operations at Camp Lejeune. Hosting more than 200 aircraft, MCAS New River was the first Marine Corps base with the MV-22 Osprey and is home to a Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT). CNATT provides extensive training for Marines, Sailors and Airman for aircrews, including hosting the only operational MV-22 Osprey simulator. MCAS New River is the largest Marine Corps helicopter base on the East Coast, with the Marine Aircraft Group 26 and 29 providing heavy lift capacities and troop transport to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (2nd MAW).
The units and tenants stationed at MCAS New River include:
- 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
- Marine Air Control Squadron 2, Detachment B (MAC 2, Det B)
- Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22 (VMX-22)
- Marine Aircraft Group 29
- Marine Aircraft Group 26
- 362nd Training Squadron, Detachment 1 (USAF)
- USAF Detachment 1, 58th Special Operations Group
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at MCAS New RiverIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at MCAS New River 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 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