Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Naval Medical Center (NMC) Portsmouth in Portsmouth, VirginiaLed 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 NMC Portsmouth 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 NMC Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, 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 NMC Portsmouth 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 NMC Portsmouth
Established as in 1827 as Portsmouth Naval Hospital, NMC Portsmouth is the oldest continuously operating hospital in the Naval medical system. Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is a national acclaimed medical center in Portsmouth, Virginia. Encompassing 20 acres in Norfolk County, NMC Portsmouth is located off of VA-141S/Martian Luther King Freeway. NMC Portsmouth supports a staff of approximately 5,000 active duty personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of NMC Portsmouth including dining and limited shopping. Additional necessities including lodging, housing, shopping, and entertainment can be found on NSA Hampton Roads – Portsmouth Annex (NSAHR), including a bowling alley, fitness and aquatics centers. NSAHR also has outdoor recreational opportunities including a golf course, and multiple parks offering pavilions and various outdoor activities. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
NMC Portsmouth is one of the busiest Military medical facilities in the country. As the one of largest Naval Medical Centers, NMC Portsmouth has nearly 300 beds and is responsible for more than 20,000 surgeries and 3,000 deliveries, each year. NMC Portsmouth also manages 10 branch health clinics (BHC) or Tricare Prime clinics (TPC) throughout the Hampton Roads area, supporting nearly 90,000 active duty military personnel, from all branches of service. Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads- Portsmouth Annex is responsible for all support services for NMC Portsmouth, including the UPH.
The units and tenants stationed at NMC Portsmouth include:
- Fisher House
- Boone Branch Health Clinic
- Chesapeake Tricare Prime Clinic (TPC)
- Dam Neck BHC
- NAVSTA Norfolk BHC
- Norfolk BHC
- Oceana BHC
- Suffolk TPC
- Yorktown BHC
- Virginia Beach BHC
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at NMC PortsmouthIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at NMC Portsmouth 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. NCIS 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 NCIS 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