Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CaliforniaLed 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 NPS 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 NPS in Monterey, California, 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 NPS 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
Established in 1909 in Annapolis, Maryland, Naval Postgraduate School was transferred to Monterey, CA in 1951. Naval Postgraduate School is located in Monterey, California on the Pacific Ocean, as part of Naval Support Activity Monterey. Encompassing approximately 700 acres in Monterey County, Naval Postgraduate School is located off of California Route 1. Naval Postgraduate School supports a population of roughly 3,000 students, faculty and military and civilian personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Naval Postgraduate School include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a movie theater, fitness and sports center and a golf course. Naval Postgraduate School also has outdoor recreational areas, a flying club, golf course and the NPS Sailing Association. Nearby area attractions include Fisherman’s Wharf and Del Monte Beach. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
The Naval Postgraduate School offers more than 40 graduate level and Ph.D. degree programs to eligible U.S. military students, primarily officers, of all branches, international students and limited number of Department of Defense civilian personnel. Courses are available on campus, as well as via NPS Distance Learning, with a focus on the scientific, engineering, and operational and administrative degrees necessary to meet the professional needs of the Department of Defense. NPS has been located in Monterey California since 1951, on the site of the old Del Monte Hotel, a former luxury hotel which was used as an emergency base during WWII. Now named Hermann Hall, the former Del Monte Hotel, largely houses NPS administration. Naval Postgraduate School graduates approximately 1,500 students each year, making NPS the largest producer of graduate degrees in the Department of Defense network.
The units and tenants stationed at Naval Postgraduate School include:
- Graduate School of Defense Management (GDSM)
- Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences (GSOIS)
- Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (GSEAS)
- School of International Graduate Studies (SIGS)
- Presidio of Monterey Army Health Clinic
- Naval Medical Admin Unit (NMAU)
- Naval Support Activity Police
- Navy Research Lab
- Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) (NSA Monterey)
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at NPSIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at NPS 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