Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, in Virginia Beach, VA.
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 Story 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 Story, Virginia 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 Story 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 JEB Little Creek-Fort Story
In 2009 Fort Story was combined with Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek to create Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, the first of the Hampton Roads area joint bases. The facilities are divided into two areas, JEB – West (Little Creek) and JEB- East (Fort Story) which are separated by approximately 10 miles. Fort Story (JEB East) encompasses approximately 1,500 acres in Virginia Beach and is located near U.S. Route 60, off of I-264, less than 10 miles from downtown Virginia Beach. Fort Story directly supports a population of approximately 5,000 active duty, civilian and dependent personnel, as well as a large retiree population in the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Area.
Facilities within the boundaries of Fort Story include shopping, dining and entertainment, including a library and community recreation center. There is no temporary lodging available within Fort Story, lodging is instead available at JEB West (Little Creek). Fort Story also has outdoor recreational areas, including golf courses, multiple aquatic faculties, a marina and a bowling alley -located on, and near JEB West (Little Creek). However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Fort Story is the Army’s only facility to train troops on amphibious equipment and to practice the transfer of military cargo from ship to shore. Fort Story’s unique features, including dunes, beaches, deep-water anchorage, maritime forest, and open land, offer unique training opportunities to. Fort Story also supports training for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Fort Story is home to several historical sites, including the First Landing Cross, which memorializes the site of the first landing of the Yorktown settlers in 1607. Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story is home to 155 shore-based resident commands and 18 home ported ships.
The units and tenants stationed at Fort Story include:
- 11th Transportation Battalion
- Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group
- USN, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit (EODTEU) 2
- 7th Transportation Group
- Army Reserve Center
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Fort Story
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Fort Story, 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.