Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Navy Base Kitsap (NBK) in Silverdale, WA
Led 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 Hurlburt Field 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 Navy in military criminal matters. We have experience representing servicemen, servicewomen, and officers stationed at Naval Base Kitsap in Silverdale, WA 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 Do
If you are stationed at Naval Base Kitsap 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 Naval Base Kitsap (NBK)
Naval Base Kitsap, also known as Kitsap-Bangor, was created in 2004 when Naval Station Bremerton and Naval Submarine Base Bangor combined into one installation. Located on the Kitsap Peninsula, from which it draws its name, Naval Base Kitsap encompasses over 12,000 acres in Kitsap County, Washington. NBK is located off WA-3, near I-5, and supports a population of approximately 57,000 active duty, dependents, retirees and civilian personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Naval Base Kitsap include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a bowling alley, an outdoor skate park, and a movie theater. Naval Base Kitsap also has three outdoor recreational areas, including access to Bangor and Trident Recreation Centers on-base. During summer months Camp McKean is a day-use recreational facility located 5 miles off-base, with access to Lake Kitsap. NBK also has a hospital, Naval Hospital Bremerton.
NBK is the third largest U.S. Navy installation in the United States and is home to a diverse range of high-value strategic missions, including the largest Naval fuel depot on the mainland. Naval Base Kitsap is home to all types of submarines, two Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the only dry dock on the West coast capable of handling a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. In addition, Naval Base Kitsap is home to over 70 tenant commands.
The units and tenants stationed at Naval Base Kitsap include:
- Commander, Navy Region Northwest (CNRNW)
- Commander, Submarine Group Nine (CSG-9)
- Trident Refit Facility (TRF)
- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest
- Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (NAVSUP FLC) Puget Sound
- Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Keyport
- Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS)
- Strategic Weapons Facility, Pacific (SWFPAC)
- Aircraft Carriers (CVNs)
- USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)
- USS Nimitz (CVN 68)
- U.S. Army, Pacific Northwest District Veterinary Command, Kitsap Branch
- U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit (MFPU), Bangor
- U.S. Marine Corps Security Force Battalion (MCSFBN)
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Naval Base Kitsap
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Naval Base Kitsap, 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 Are
Crisp 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
Contact Crisp and Associates Military Law for a Free Initial Consultation
If you would like more information about what our attorneys can do to help you, contact Crisp and Associates Military Law for a free initial consultation. To speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in confidence, call (888) 811-6416 or inquire online now.