Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago, IllinoisLed 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 NAVSTA Great Lakes 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 NAVSTA Great Lakes in North Chicago, Illinois, 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 NAVSTA Great Lakes 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 NAVSTA Great Lakes
Established in 1911, NAVSTA Great Lakes has been responsible for training Navy personnel for over 100 years. Home of Recruit Training Command (RTC), NAVSTA Great Lakes is located adjacent to North Chicago, Illinois. Encompassing more than 1,600 acres in Lake County, NAVSTA Great Lakes is located off of Illinois Route 137 (IL 137/Buckley Road). NAVSTA Great Lakes supports a population of approximately 9,000 active duty, dependent, and civilian personnel. Additionally, NAVSTA Great Lakes supports a population of approximately 14,000 – 16,000 recruits and students, each year.
Facilities within the boundaries of NAVSTA Great Lakes include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a bowling alley, movie theater, fitness/aquatics centers and a golf course. NAVSTA Great Lakes also has outdoor recreational areas, including beach access via Nunn Beach and Sea Bee Park. Sea Bee Park offers camping, archery and fishing opportunities, as well as nearby marina access. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Home of Recruit Training Command (RTC), NAVSTA Great Lakes is the largest Naval training facility and home of the only Navy enlisted basic training program. RTC trains roughly 40,000 recruits each year. Additionally, NAVSTA Great Lakes is the home to Training Support Center (TSC Great Lakes) which is responsible for many Navy technical training commands, also known as Class ‘A’ and ‘C’ Schools. NAVSTA Great Lakes also supports several Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) learning sites including; the Center for Surface Combat Systems and Naval Special Warfare Preparatory School.
The units and tenants stationed at NAVSTA Great Lakes include:
- Recruit Training Command
- Training Support Command
- Center for Surface Combat Systems
- Surface Warfare School Command Unit
- Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving
- Naval Special Warfare Preparatory School
- HQ U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM)
- Navy Recruiting District Chicago
- Marine Air Control Group 48 (MACG-48)
- Navy Band Great Lakes
- Region Legal Service Office Midwest
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at NAVSTA Great LakesIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at NAVSTA Great Lakes 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