Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Naval Air Station Meridian in Meridian, MississippiLed 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 NAS Meridian and have been charged with a crime or are facing disciplinary action by the Navy, 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 Navy in military criminal matters. We have experience representing servicemen, servicewomen, and officers stationed at NAS Meridian in Meridian, Mississippi, 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 NAS Meridian 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 NAS Meridian
Established in 1961, as a Naval Auxiliary Air Station, NAS Meridian became a full Naval Air Station in 1968. Currently the home of Training Air Wing One, Naval Air Station Meridian is located in Meridian, Mississippi. Encompassing approximately 8,000 acres in Lauderdale and Kemper Counties, Naval Air Station Meridian is easily accessible from Mississippi Highway 39 and U.S. Route 45. Naval Air Station Meridian supports a population of approximately 3,000 active duty, dependent, and civilian personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Naval Air Station Meridian include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a movie theater, bowling alley and fitness center and an outdoor aquatics center. Naval Air Station Meridian also has outdoor recreational areas, including horse stables and a skeet range. Ponta Creek Community Recreation complex offers a golf course, paintball, fishing lakes and hiking or walking trails. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
NAS Meridian is primarily a training base. Training Air Wing One produces approximately one half of the Navy’s jet pilots, with instructors consisting of members from both the Navy and the Marines. Students are also made up of Navy and Marine personnel, as well as eligible international allies. Students are trained in the T-45C Goshawk, with instruction lasting 12 months, including flight simulation and over 160 hours of flight time. NAS Meridian is also home to Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One (MATSS-1). MATSS-1 provides “A” school training for 4 different Marine MOS, with classes ranging from 6 to 8 weeks in length. Training is provided in conjunction with the Naval Technical Training Center and focuses primary on administration and supply “A” and “C” schools. Additionally, NAS Meridian supports a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) staff, while Naval Aviation Forecast Component Meridian (NAFC) provides 24 hours weather services using state of the art equipment.
The units and tenants stationed at Naval Air Station Meridian include:
- Training Air Wing One
- Training Squadron 9
- Training Squadron 7
- Naval Technical Training Center
- Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One
- Regional Counterdrug Training Academy
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at NAS MeridianIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at NAS Meridian 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. NCIS 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 NCIS 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