Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, NebraskaLed 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 Offutt AFB and have been charged with a crime or are facing disciplinary action by the Air Force, 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 Air Force in military criminal matters. We have experience representing servicemen, servicewomen, and officers stationed at Offutt AFB in Omaha, Nebraska, 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 Offutt AFB 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 Offutt AFB
Originally established as an Army outpost in 1896, Offutt Field was established in 1924 and transferred to the Air Force in 1948. Home of U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB is located just 10 miles from Omaha, Nebraska, in the town of Bellevue. Encompassing nearly 3,000 acres in Sarpy County, Offutt AFB is located off of U.S. Highway 75 (The Kennedy Freeway). Offutt AFB supports a population of over 20,000, including nearly 7,000 military members, their dependents, and civilian personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Offutt AFB include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a bowling alley, indoor rock wall, fitness centers and a golf course. Offutt AFB also has outdoor recreational areas, including Base Lake. Base Lake is a 113-acre lake with a 70-acre park, offering fishing, paddle boating and canoeing opportunities. Off-base, Manawa State Park and Louisville State Recreation Area, located within 25 miles, offer swimming, boating, and biking/hiking trails, as well as camping opportunities. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Home of the 55th Wing, the “Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth,” the largest wing in the U.S. Air Combat Command. The 55th Wing is the host command, tasked with providing intelligence, surveillance, and command and control of the nuclear arsenal to commanders and national leaders, among other responsibilities. The 55th Wing’s 55th Operations Group oversees the operation of more than 40 aircraft across 11 squadrons and 2 detachments worldwide. Offutt AFB is also home to headquarters for U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), one of 10 Unified Combatant Commands of the Department of Defense, which replaced the Strategic Air Command in 1992. USSTRATCOM is charged with information warfare, space operations, missile defense, as well as command and control of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
- 55th Communications Group
- 55th Maintenance Group
- 55th Medical Group
- 557th Weather Wing
- 595th Command and Control Group
- 170th Group (Nebraska Air National Guard)
- Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)
- Global Operations Center (USSTRATCOM)
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Offutt AFBIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Offutt AFB 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. Air Force OSI 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 Air Force OSI 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