Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, 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 Fort Lewis 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 Fort Lewis (Joint Base Lewis-McChord), 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 Do

If you are stationed at Fort Lewis 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:

About Fort Lewis (JBLM)

Joint Base Lewis-McChord was created in 2010 when Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base merged under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is the largest military installation on the west coast. Fort Lewis is located approximately 10 miles from Tacoma, Washington. Encompassing over 87,000 acres in Pierce County, Fort Lewis is located off of Interstate 5. Fort Lewis directly supports a population of over 200,000 active duty, dependent, and civilian personnel, including 30,000 retirees and their families located in a 50 miles radius.

Facilities within the boundaries of Fort Lewis include shopping, lodging, a major hospital, dining and entertainment, including a bowling alley, movie theater, multiple aquatics and fitness centers, multiple recreation centers and two golf courses. Fort Lewis also has outdoor recreational areas, including an ATV park, as well as hunting/fishing opportunities, hiking and bike trails, and camping, fishing, boating and swimming facilities, located on American Lake. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.

Formed as Camp Lewis in 1917, Fort Lewis is the oldest military installation in the Pacific Northwest. Fort Lewis is the only Army power projection platform west of Rocky Mountains, with its key location providing rapid access for worldwide deployment of equipment and personnel via Tacoma, Seattle and Olympia’s deep-water ports. Fort Lewis is home to Madigan Army Medical Center, which treats approximately 800,000 outpatients each year and is the largest military hospital on the west coast.

The units and tenants stationed at Fort Lewis include:

  • I Corps, 7th Infantry Division
  • 14th Cavalry
  • 189th Infantry Brigade
  • 1st Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment
  • 1st Special Forces Group
  • 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
  • 4th Battalion, 160th SOAR
  • 404th Army Field Support Brigade
  • 446th Airlift Wing
  • 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command
  • 6th Military Police Group
  • Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC)
  • Various other units and tenant organizations

What to Do After an Arrest at Fort Lewis (JBLM)

If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Fort Lewis 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:

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