Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Fort McCoy near Ocala, Wisconsin.
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 Fort McCoy 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 McCoy, Wisconsin, 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 Fort McCoy 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 McCoy
Originally founded in 1909 as two separate camps, Camp Robinson and Camp Emory Upton, Fort McCoy has a long tradition as a training facility. Encompassing nearly 60,000 acres in the Monroe County, Wisconsin, Fort McCoy is located off of Highway 21, near the towns of Sparta and Tomah, WI. Fort McCoy supports a population of approximately 9,000 active duty, dependent, and civilian personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Fort McCoy shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including bowling alley, fitness/aquatic centers, and paintball. Fort McCoy also has outdoor recreational areas, including Fort McCoy’s Whitetail Ridge Ski Area, with tubing, skiing and snowboarding, and Pine View Campground. Fort McCoy is located roughly an hour from Wisconsin Dells, providing easy access to further recreational opportunities. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Fort McCoy is a Total Force Training Center, providing training to both active duty and reserve personnel. Fort McCoy has extensive training capabilities including an urban assault course, two live-fire shoot houses, a 20-building Mobile Urban Training Site. Training facilities also includes fully functional home station training lanes (HSTL). The two HSTLs, each measuring eight kilometers, including urban villages, overpasses, bridges, canals, divided roadways and traffic circles. Fort McCoy has the capacity to train over 100,000 members, each year. Fort McCoy is home to a Medical Simulation Training Center, which provides state-of-the-art medical simulation training to all Soldiers and medics. Fort McCoy is also home to the Wisconsin Military Academy.
The units and tenants stationed at Fort McCoy include:
- 86th Training Division (U.S. Army Reserve)
- 88th Readiness Division
- 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade
- 11th Battalion (MI), 100th Training Division
- 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment
- Wisconsin Military Academy, 426th Regiment Regional Training Institute
- Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Academy (U.S. Army Reserve)
- Regional Training Site (RTS) – Maintenance
- Regional Training Site (RTS) – Medical
- Cyber Security Training Center
- Defense Logistics Agency
- Wisconsin State Patrol Academy
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Fort McCoy
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Fort McCoy 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.