Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter Army Bases in Oahu, HI.
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 Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter, HI 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 Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter, Hawaii 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 Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter 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 Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter
Home of the 25th Infantry division since 1941, Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter is also the Command Headquarters for United States Army Garrison Hawaii (USARHAW). Separated by approximately 20 miles, Schofield Barracks, also known as Schofield Training Area, is located near the town of Wahiawa, Hawaii. Fort Shafter is located approximately 5 miles from Honolulu, Hawaii. Fort Shafter is located off of I-H-20 and covers approximately 500 acres. Schofield Barracks is located off of H-99, near H-2; it is the largest Army post in Hawaii encompassing over 18,000 acres. The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii supports a population of approximately 100,000 active duty, dependent, reserve, retired and civilian personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter include shopping, lodging, dining, and entertainment, including two bowling alleys, swimming pools, and 24-hour fitness facilities. Off site and on installation there is also access to golf courses and outdoor recreational areas, including Schofield Barracks Outdoor Recreation facility, where island tours and excursions can be arranged. However, the majority of the installations are dedicated to mission support and training.
Established in 1905, Fort Shafter is the oldest military base on the island of Oahu. Fort Shafter is home of United States Army Pacific Command, as well as the US Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division. Established in 1908, Schofield Barracks hosts the 25th Infantry Division and the Jungle Operations Training Course (JOTC), “Lightning Academy,” processes approximately 600 trainees per year and is the only jungle training course offered by the Army. Schofield Barracks also hosts Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC).
The units and tenants stationed at Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter include:
- 25th Infantry Division
- Tripler Army Medical Center
- 209th Aviation Support Battalion
- United States Army Pacific Command
- 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command
- 9th Mission Support Command
- 196th Infantry Brigade
- 500th Military Intelligence Brigade
- 599th Transportation Brigade
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter 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.