Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, CaliforniaLed 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 March ARB 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 March ARB in Riverside County, California, 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 March ARB 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 March ARB
March Air Reserve Base is one of the oldest airfields operated by the United States military, being established as Alessandro Flying Training Field in February 1918. March ARB has a total population of approximately 70,000 with more than 7,000 of those being active-duty service members. Encompassing approximately 158 acres, March ARB occupies sections of Riverside County, California between the cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris, CA.
Facilities within the boundaries of March Air Reserve Base include lodging, dining and entertainment, sports and fitness, educational, recreation areas and a major hospital. However, the majority of March ARB is devoted to military training, specifically training and preparedness of air mobility, maintenance, and medical personnel.
The units and tenants stationed at March Air Reserve Base include:
- 452nd Operations Group
- 452nd Maintenance Group
- 452nd Mission Support Group
- 452nd Medical Group
- Headquarters, 4th Air Force
- California Air National Guard
- 701st Combat Operations Squadron
- 144th Fighter Wing
- 362nd Air Force Recruiting Squadron
- Defense Media Center
- Defense Visual Information Center
- 653rd Area Support Group, Army Reserve Center
- 304th Sustainment Brigade
- 358th Civil Affairs Brigade
- Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center
- Department of Homeland Security
- Civil Air Patrol, Squadron 45
- Defense Commissary Agency
- Army Air Force Exchange Services
- March Joint Powers Authority
- Air Force Reserve Command
- Air Mobility Command
What to Do After an Arrest at March ARBIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at March ARB 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