Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Minot Air Force Base in Minot, North DakotaLed 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 Minot 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 Minot AFB in Minot, North Dakota, 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 Minot 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 Minot AFB
Established in 1957, as an Air Defense Base, Minot Air Force Base is now a key part of the US nuclear missile program. Minot AFB is located 13 miles north of Minot, North Dakota. Encompassing roughly 5,000 acres in Ward County, Minot AFB is located off of U. S. Highway 83. Minot AFB supports a population of approximately 13,000 active duty, dependent, retirees and civilian personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Minot AFB include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a bowling alley, fitness/aquatics centers and a golf course. Minot AFB also has outdoor recreational areas, including outdoor pools, paintball fields and an archery range. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Established in 1957, Minot AFB is now the home of two Global Strike Command Wings; the 5th Bomb Wing (5 BW) and the 91st Missile Wing (91 MW). The 5th Bomb Wing serves as host unit and is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Wing’s twenty-six B-52 Stratofortress bombers. The second major wing at Minot AFB is the 91st Missile Wing, one of only three operational intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBMs) units in the Air Force. The 91st Missile Wing is responsible for the maintenance of 150 Minutemen III nuclear missiles and 15 Launch Control Centers (LCC). LCCs are hardened underground facilities which hold the command and control equipment for missile operations. In support of this mission, the 91st MW operates a squadron of UH-1N Twin Huey helicopters, as the missile complex stretches across an area the size of Massachusetts.
The units and tenants stationed at Minot AFB include:
5th Bomb Wing
- 5th Operations Group
- 23rd Bomb Squadron
- 69th Bomb Squadron
- 5th Mission Support Group
- 5th Maintenance Group
- 5th Medical Group
91st Missile Wing
- 91st Operations Group
- 740th Missile Squadron (“Vulgar Vultures”)
- 741st Missile Squadron (“Gravelhaulers”)
- 742nd Missile Squadron (“Wolf Pack”)
- 91st Support Squadron
- 54th Helicopter Squadron
- 91st Maintenance Group
- 91st Missile Maintenance Squadron
- 91st Maintenance Operations Squadron
- 91st Security Forces Group
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Minot AFBIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Minot 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