Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, FloridaLed 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 Tyndall 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 Tyndall AFB in Panama City, Florida, 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 Tyndall 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 Tyndall AFB
Founded in 1941, as Tyndall Field, Tyndall AFB has a long history as a training base, which is today continued by the 325th Fighter Wing. Tyndall AFB is located 12 miles east of Panama City, on the Gulf of Mexico. Encompassing nearly 30,000 acres in Bay County, Tyndall AFB is located off of Highway 98 (locally known as Tyndall Highway). Tyndall AFB supports a population of approximately 5,000 active duty and civilian personnel and provides services to more than 5,000 military dependents and 9,000 area retirees.
Facilities within the boundaries of Tyndall AFB include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a fitness centers and pool. Panama City, located 12 miles away, provides additional entertainment and fitness activities. Tyndall AFB also has outdoor recreational areas, including beach access, water sports, and hunting opportunities. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Home of the 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall AFB is tasked with providing combat air power and for training F-22 Raptor pilots, F-22 intelligence officers, crew chiefs and enlisted air traffic controllers. After the damage done by Hurricane Michael in 2018, Tyndall AFB is in a rebuilding phase. Currently training simulators and training operations are underway at Tyndall, while mission ready F-22 Raptors have large been relocated to other facilities, including Eglin AFB. At this time Tyndall still preforms limited F-22 maintenance operations, including repairs to the F-22’s stealth coating. When rebuilding is complete, Tyndall AFB stands to be among the most state-of-the-art bases in the world. Based on current projections, by mid-to-end 2023, Tyndall AFB will be home to 3 squadrons of F-35 Lightening II, largely replacing the F-22 fleet.
The units and tenants stationed at Tyndall AFB include:
- 325th Operations Group
- 325th Medical Group
- 325th Maintenance Group
- 325th Mission Support Group
- 325th Medical Group
- Air Force Civil Engineer Center
- 1st Air Force (AFNORTH)
- 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron, Detachment 1
- 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 4
- 702nd Computer Systems Squadron and System Support Facility
- 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group
- 337th Air Control Squadron
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Tyndall AFBIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Tyndall 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