Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) in Port Hueneme, CA.
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 Naval Base Ventura County 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 Port Hueneme, CA 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 NB Ventura County 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 Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC)
Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) is composed of three operating facilities – Point Mugu, Port Hueneme and San Nicolas Island. Strategically located in Southern California, NBVC was created in 2000 when the commands of Point Mugu and Port Hueneme merged into one command, with three physical locations, including San Nicolas Island. Including San Nicholas Island, Naval Base Ventura County encompasses over 19,400 acres in Ventura County, CA. Point Mugu and Port Hueneme are located approximately 10 miles apart. Both installments are accessible from SR-1/Pacific Coast Highway. San Nicholas Island is located approximately 60 miles off shore, accessed only by authorized personnel. NBVC supports a population of approximately 19,000 personnel.
Facilities within Naval Base Ventura County include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including two bowling alleys, a golf course, and a movie theater. NBVC also has outdoor recreational areas, with opportunities for camping, saltwater fishing, and water sports. The facility boasts two outdoor pools and four gyms, including one boxing gym. Due to the split nature of NBVC, travel between the two sites may be required to access some facilities.
Naval Base Ventura County provides the Pacific Fleet with an all-in-one mobilization site, including a deep water port, railroad lines, and an airfield. NBVC is the only deep water port between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With nearly 100 tenant commands, NVBC is a diverse facility supporting both naval and air specialities. Three warfare centers are located at Naval Base Ventura County, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, and Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center. NBVC is well known for being home of the “Seabees,” the Naval Construction Battalions.
The units and tenants stationed at Naval Base Ventura County include:
Port Mugu tenants:
- 146th Airlift Wing
- Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing
- Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadrons 113, 115, 116 and 117
- USS Theodore Roosevelt
- USS John C. Stennis
- USS Carl Vinson
- Fleet Readiness Center South West – Site Mugu
- NAVAIR Weapons Division
- Naval Operational Support Center
- Naval Satellite Operations Center
- Naval Test Wing Pacific
Port Hueneme tenants
- Naval Construction Training Center
- Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School
- Naval Construction Force Support, Unit Two
- Naval Facilities Acquisition Center for Training
- Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center
- Naval Facilities Expeditionary Logistics Center
- NAVSEA Port Hueneme Surface Warfare Center Division
- Various other units and tenant organizations.
What to Do After an Arrest at Naval Base Ventura County
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Naval Base Ventura County, 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.