Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston (Joint Base San Antonio) in San Antonio, TexasLed 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 JBSA-Fort Sam Houston 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 JBSA-Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, 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 JBSA-Fort Sam Houston 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 JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
Established in 1876, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston is home of the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S) and the Academy of Health Sciences (AHS). Fort Sam Houston is located in San Antonio, Texas. Encompassing approximately 3,000 acres in Bexar County, Fort Sam Houston is located off of Interstate-35. Fort Sam Houston supports a stationed population of approximately 7,000 active duty personnel, but the actual population is higher when combined with the estimated 25,000-35,000 students trained at Fort Sam Houston annually. More than 27,000 military and civilian personnel work on post.
Facilities within the boundaries of Fort Sam Houston include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a blowing alley, movie theater fitness/aquatic center and two golf courses. Fort Sam Houston also has serval outdoor recreational areas, including the Fort Sam Houston Equestrian Center. Roughly 40 miles north, the JBSA Recreation Park at Canyon Lake offers Hill Country access, camping, boating, tubing and river access. Nearby, JBSA-Lackland offers walking and running trails and the JBSA-Camp Bullis Rod-n-Gun Recreation Center (RNGRC) offers hunting, archery and camping opportunities. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Fort Sam Houston is one of several installations that make up Joint Base San Antonio, formed under the BRAC 2005 recommendations. JBSA is under the command of 502nd Air Base Wing, Air Education and Training Command. U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) is the senior command responsible for Army activities on Fort Sam Houston. Long known as the home of Army Medicine, Fort Sam Houston currently hosts the U.S. Army Medical Center and School and Academy of Health Sciences, the largest medical education and training campus in the world, with nearly 35,000 medical professionals graduating annually. Nearby Camp Bullis serves as a combat and field training center. Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) is the only Level I Trauma Center within the Department of Defense. Additional responsibilities at JBSA-Ft Sam Houston include headquarters for Army South and Army North Commands and various intelligence and security operations under the leadership of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command.
The units and tenants stationed at Fort Sam Houston include:
- Medical Education and Training Campus (METC)
- United States Army North (ARNORTH), Fifth Army
- Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS)- San Antonio
- S. Army MEDCOM
- Brooke Army Medical Center
- S. Institute of Surgical Research (ISR)
- 32nd Medical Brigade
- 187th Medical Battalion
- S. Army Medical Department Center and School
- S. Army South (ARSOUTH), Sixth Army
- 25th Military Police Detachment
- 106th Signal Brigade
- 470th Military Intelligence Battalion (MI BN), INSCOM
- 502nd Mission Support Group
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at JBSA-Fort Sam HoustonIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston 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, 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 Army CID, 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