Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, CALed 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 Camp Pendleton and have been charged with a crime or are facing disciplinary action by the Marine Corps, 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 Marine Corps in military criminal matters. We have experience representing servicemen, servicewomen, and officers stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, 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 DoIf you are stationed at Camp Pendleton 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 Camp Pendleton
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is the Marine Corps’ largest expeditionary training facility on the West Coast of the United States. Camp Pendleton has a total population of approximately 70,000 with more than 37,000 of those being active duty service members. Encompassing approximately 125,000 acres, Camp Pendleton occupies the northern section of San Diego County and has been the areas largest employer for over 60 years.
Facilities within the boundaries of Marine Corp Base Camp Pendleton include lodging, dining and entertainment, sports and fitness, educational, recreation areas, and a major hospital. However, the majority of Camp Pendleton is devoted to military training, specifically with promoting the combat readiness of the Operating Forces and providing training opportunities, facilities, and services to members of the armed forces.
The units and tenants stationed at Camp Pendleton include:
- I Marine Expeditionary Force
- 1st Marine Division
- 1st Marine Logistics Group
- Marine Corps Installations-West
- 1st Marine Raider Battalion
- Wounded Warrior Battalion-West
- Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton
- Marine Aircraft Group 39
- Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity
- Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego’s Weapons & Field Training Battalion
- Marine Corps and Army Reserve Forces
- Navy Assault Craft Unit 5
- Naval Hospital
- 1st Dental Battalion
- Fleet Marine Force units
- Commandant of the Marine Corps
- Assault Amphibian Schools Battalion
- School of Infantry-West
- Field Medical Training Battalion – West
- Marine Corps University
What to Do After an Arrest at Camp PendletonIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Camp Pendleton 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 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