Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Joint Base Charleston in North Charleston, SC
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 Joint Base Charleston have been charged with a crime or are facing disciplinary action by the Air Force or 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 United States Armed Forces in military criminal matters. We have experience representing servicemen, servicewomen, and officers stationed at Joint Base Charleston 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 Joint Base Charleston 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 Joint Base Charleston
Joint Base Charleston consists of two instillations, approximately 12 miles apart; Air Force Base Charleston, located in North Charleston, SC and Naval Support Activity Charleston, formerly known as Naval Weapons Station Charleston, located in Goose Creek, SC. The Charleston region contains the largest military presence in South Carolina, serving a total population of 90,000 active-duty, reserve and civilian personnel, dependents, and retirees across four instillations. Joint Base Charleston encompasses approximately 24,000 acres, spanning three seaports, two civilian-military airfields, 39 miles of rail and 22 miles of coastline.
Facilities in Joint Base Charleston include lodging, dining and various entertainment activities, including golf courses, bowling and a movie theater. Home of the 628th Air Base Wing, Joint Base Charleston provides installation support to more than 60 DOD and federal agencies.
The units and tenants stationed at Joint Base Charleston include:
- 628th Air Base Wing
- 1st Combat Camera Squadron
- 315th Airlift Wing
- 437th Airlift Wing
- 841st Transportation Battalion
- Naval Munitions Command Unit Charleston
- Naval Nuclear Power Training Center (NNPTC)
- Naval Weapons Station (Joint Base Charleston)
- Navy Operational Support Center Charleston, SC
- Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Joint Base Charleston
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Joint Base Charleston 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.