Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Naval Air Station Pax River in St. Mary's County, MarylandLed 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 NAS Pax River and have been charged with a crime or are facing disciplinary action by the Navy, 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 NAS Pax River in St. Mary's County, Maryland, 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 NAS Pax River 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 NAS Pax River
Naval Air Station Patuxent River, or NAS Pax River, is home to one of the biggest airfields on the East Coast of the United States. The airfield has a 2.5 miles long main runway and two secondary runways. The naval air station is equipped with a manned flight simulator, an aircraft anechoic chamber, shielded hangar, an air combat environment test and evaluation facility and an aircraft test and evaluation facility. NAS Patuxent River has a total population of approximately 17,000 with more than 3,000 of those being active-duty service members. Encompassing approximately 14,500 acres, Naval Air Station Patuxent River occupies sections of St. Mary’s County, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of the Patuxent River.
Facilities within close proximity of NAS Pax River include lodging, dining and entertainment, sports and fitness, educational, recreation areas, and a major hospital. However, the majority of Naval Air Station Patuxent River is devoted to military training.
The units and tenants stationed at NAS Patuxent River include:
- Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
- Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD)
- Defense Logistics Agency Document Services
- Fifth Coast Guard District
- Marine Aviation Detachment
- Fleet Weather Center-Norfolk Forecast Component Patuxent River
- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington
- Naval Criminal Investigative Service Regional Office
- Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River
- Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (NAVSUP FLC) Norfolk, Detachment Patuxent River
- Navy Munitions Command CONUS East Division Detachment Patuxent
- U.S. Naval Test Pilot School
- Atlantic Test Range
What to Do After an Arrest at NAS Pax RiverIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at NAS Pax River 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. NCIS 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 NCIS 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