Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Grissom Air Reserve Base near Kokomo, IndianaLed 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 Grissom ARB 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 Grissom ARB in Kokomo, Indiana, 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 Grissom ARB 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 Grissom ARB
Originally established in 1942 as Bunker Hill Naval Air Station Grissom Air Reserve Base is currently a joint civilian airport/military base. Home of the 434th Air Refueling Wing, Grissom ARB is located approximately 15 miles north of Kokomo, 10 miles south of Peru, in northern Indiana. Encompassing more than 2,700 acres in Miami County (with a small portion in neighboring Cass County), Grissom ARB is located off of U.S. 31. Grissom ARB supports a population of approximately 3,200.
Facilities within the boundaries of Grissom ARB include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a 24/7 fitness center, indoor rock-climbing wall and a golf course. Grissom ARB also has outdoor recreation rentals including boating and camping gear. Miami State Recreational Park is located approximately 14 miles from Grissom ARB, providing camping, boating, hiking, fishing and hunting opportunities. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Home of the 434th Air Refueling Wing, Grissom ARB is one of only 5 Air Reserve Bases in the United States. The 434th Air Refueling Wing, which serves as host unit, is the largest refueling wing in Air Force Reserve Command. Utilizing 2 KC-135 Statotanker squadrons, the 434th Air Refueling Wing provides aerial refueling to long-ranger bombers, fighters and cargo aircraft across the globe. In 1981 the 434th Refueling Wing set two records for the most air refuelings conducted in a one-week period (290) and the most air refuelings conducted in one day (90). Additionally, Grissom AFB supports a Marine Corps Reserve Center and Army Reserve Center. The USMC Reserve Center serves as the home station for approximately 100 Marines under the Command of the 4th Force Support Group, headquartered in New Orleans, LA.
The units and tenants stationed at Grissom ARB include:
- 434th Operations Group
- 434th Maintenance Group
- 434th Mission Support Group
- 316th Tactical PSYOP Company (U.S. Army Reserve)
- 855th Quartermaster Company, Detachment 1 (U.S. Army Reserve)
- 1-330th Infantry Regiment, A Company (U.S. Army Reserve)
- Detachment 1, Communications Company (USMC Reserve)
- Civil Air Patrol Liaison Office
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Grissom ARBIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Grissom ARB 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