Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Fort Lee near Richmond, 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 Fort Lee 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 Lee in Richmond, 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 Fort Lee 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 Lee
Originally established as Camp Lee in 1917, Fort Lee has been in continuous operation since 1941. Home of the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), Fort Lee is located alongside the “Tri-Cities” of Virginia -Chesterfield, Dinwiddie and Prince George- roughly 20 miles from Richmond. Encompassing nearly 5,400 acres in Prince George County, Fort Lee is located off of Virginia State Route 144, south-southwest of I-295. Fort Lee supports a population of more than 24,000 active duty, dependents and civilian personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Fort Lee include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a bowling alley, outdoor pool, multiple fitness centers and a golf course. Fort Lee also has outdoor recreational areas, including a paintball field, archery range, trap/skeet ranges, hunting and fishing opportunities. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Home of the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), Fort Lee is the Army’s 3rd largest training faculty (by student numbers). As part Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), CASCOM is charged with development and implementation of training doctrine, as well as providing oversight to Fort Lee’s Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE). Fort Lee continues a long tradition as a training base, today focused on military supply, services, maintenance, munitions and transportation. Among its many training programs, Fort Lee is now home to Army Logistics University, Army Transportation Corps and School, the Army Ordnance Center and School, and the Army Transportation Center. When expansion is complete, Fort Lee will train more than 2,700 students per day, across more than 200 courses.
The units and tenants stationed at Fort Lee include:
- Combine Arms Support Command / Sustainment Center of Excellence
- Quartermaster School
- 23rd Quartermaster Brigade
- Marine Detachment – (MARDOT) Fort Lee
- 345th Air Force Training Squadron
- Ordnance School
- 59th Ordnance Brigade
- Transportation School
- 94th Training Division – Force Sustainment
- 12th Military Police Detachment (CID)
- Army Logistics University
- Kenner Army Health Clinic
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Fort LeeIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Fort Lee 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. Army 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 Army 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 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