Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, in Virginia Beach and Norfolk, VA.
Led 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 JEB Little Creek 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 JEB Little Creek, 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 Do
If you are stationed at JEB Little Creek 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 JEB Little Creek-Fort Story
Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek was combined with Fort Story in 2009, to create the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, the first of the Hampton Roads area joint bases. The facilities are divided into two areas, JEB – West (Little Creek) and JEB- East (Fort Story) which are separated by approximately 10 miles. Little Creek (JEB West) encompasses over 2,000 acres in the cities of Virginia Beach and Norfolk, VA. Little Creek (JEB West) is located off of US-60, approximately 20 miles from Norfolk and directly supports a population of approximately 10,000 active duty, civilian and dependent personnel, as well as a large retiree population in the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Area.
Facilities within the boundaries of Little Creek include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including golf courses – located on, and near JEB West (Little Creek)- as well as multiple aquatic faculties, a marina and a bowling alley. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
JEB Little Creek-Fort Story is the country’s premier installation for housing and training the nation’s Expeditionary Forces, covering 4,000 acres of land and over 7 miles of beach. With a combined force of over 18,000 military and civilian personnel, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek- Fort Story is the largest military employer in the City of Virginia Beach. Little Creek-Fort Story has 61 piers along Little Creek Channel, is home to over 100 shore-based resident commands and 18 home ported ships, as well as other smaller craft.
The units and tenants stationed at Fort Story include:
- Amphibious Construction, Battalion 2 (ABC 2)
- Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (COMNECC)
- Expeditionary Strike Group Two
- Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic (EWTGLANT)
- Naval Network Warfare Command
- Naval Special Warfare Group Two
- USS Tortuga (LSD 46)
- USS Ashland (LSD-48)
- USS Carter Hall (LSD-50)
- USS Oak Hill (LSD-51)
- USS Tempest (PC-2)
- USCGC Dependable (WMEC 626)
- USCGC Vigorous (WMEC 627)
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at JEB Little Creek, 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. 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 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 Are
Crisp 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
Contact Crisp and Associates Military Law for a Free Initial Consultation
If you would like more information about what our attorneys can do to help you, contact Crisp and Associates Military Law for a free initial consultation. To speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in confidence, call (888) 811-6416 or inquire online now.