Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at USCG Sector Puget Sound in Seattle, WashingtonLed 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 USCG Sector Puget Sound 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 USCG Sector Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington, 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 USCG Sector Puget Sound 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 USCG Sector Puget Sound
Acquired by the Coast Guard in 1966 from the Port of Seattle, USCG Sector Puget Sound is located on the waterfront of Elliot Bay, just minutes from downtown Seattle, Washington. Encompassing approximately 500 acres in Cumberland County, USCG Sector Puget Sound/Base Seattle is located off of Interstate 81. USCG Sector Puget Sound supports a population of approximately 1,370 active duty, dependent, and civilian personnel; Sector Puget Sound accounts for nearly half of the 3,000 USCG personnel within District 13.
Facilities within the boundaries of USCG Sector Puget Sound include shopping, dining, a fitness center and the Base Seattle Medical and Dental Clinic. On base housing is not available at Sector Puget Sound. USCG Sector Puget Sound is home to the Coast Guard Museum Northwest, located on Pier 36. Additional military facilities in the area offering MWR and other military benefits include JB Lewis McChord, Naval Base Kitsap, NS Everett and NAS Whidbey Island. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
USCG Sector Puget Sound was created in 2010 when U.S. Coast Guard Group Port Angeles and U.S. Coast Guard Sector Seattle were combined. Sector Puget Sound is part of Coast Guard District 13, home to more than 3,000 Coast Guardsmen in the Pacific Northwest and shares offices with Coast Guard Base Seattle. Sector Puget Sound is a shore-based unit, responsible for USCG operational activity in its assigned Area of Responsibility (AOR). Sector Puget Sound is responsible for 3,500 square miles of waterways, including Puget Sound, and inland waterways extending into Idaho and Montana. Sector Puget Sound provides support to numerous Coast Guard Stations, including Station Seattle and Station Port Angeles, and various cutters, including USCGC Osprey, USCGC Terrapin, and USCGC Sea Devil.
- USCG Station Seattle
- USCG Station Port Angeles (GSU)
- USCG Station Bellingham
- USCG Station Quillayute River
- USCGC Blueshark (Naval Station Everett)
- Sector Puget Sound Vessel Traffic Center
- USCG Museum Northwest
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at USCG Sector Puget SoundIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at USCG Sector Puget Sound 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