Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at JBLE- Fort Eustis in Newport News, VirginiaLed 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 Fort Eustis and have been charged with a crime or are facing disciplinary action by the Army, 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 Army in military criminal matters. We have experience representing servicemen, servicewomen, and officers stationed at Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia, 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 Fort Eustis 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 Fort Eustis
Established in 1918, Fort Eustis was combined with Langley AFB into Joint Base Langley-Eustis in 2010. Home of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), JBLE-Fort Eustis is located in Newport News, Virginia, just off of Interstate 64. Encompassing over 8,000 acres in Newport News County, Fort Eustis supports a population of approximately 17,000 active duty, dependent, and civilian personnel, including an average of 600 trainees.
Facilities within the boundaries of Fort Eustis include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including bowling alley, fitness/aquatics centers and a golf course. Fort Eustis also has outdoor recreational areas, including access to Lake Eustis, Brown’s Lake and the James River, offering fishing, boating and water recreation activities. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Home of Army Training and Doctrine Command Headquarters, Fort Eustis is one of many Hampton Roads Area military bases. TRADOC is tasked with overseeing training for Army forces, as well as developing operational doctrine for training. The U.S. Army Aviation Logistics School (USAALS), run by the 128th Aviation Brigade, trains roughly 3,000 service members on aviation maintenance and supply doctrine. Fort Eustis is also home to McDonald Army Health Center which provides care to more than 27,000 beneficiaries. Fort Eustis is known for being the home of the 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary). Often referred to as “the most deployed unit in the Army,” the 7th Transportation Brigade is tasked with providing logistical support to all branches of the Unites States military. Roughly half of Fort Eustis is dedicated to its 26 training areas, including training Navy and Marines on beachhead areas for amphibious assault training.
The units and tenants stationed at Fort Eustis include:
- S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
- 128th Aviation Brigade (US Army Aviation Logistics School)
- 7th Transportation Brigade
- Army Training Support Center
- 597th Transportation Brigade
- McDonald Army Community Hospital
- 221st MP Detachment
- 53rd Transportation Battalion
- 362nd Training Squadron, Det 1(USAF Helicopter Technical School)
- Joint Deployment Training Center
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Fort EustisIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Fort Eustis 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. Army 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 Army 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