Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Naval Air Station Oceana, Dam Neck Annex in Virginia Beach, VirginiaLed 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 Oceana, Dam Neck Annex 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 Oceana, Dam Neck Annex in Virginia Beach, 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 DoIf you are stationed at NAS Oceana, Dam Neck Annex 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 Oceana, Dam Neck Annex
Established in 1941 as an anti-aircraft training range, Dam Neck Annex continues to provide training and testing services for the Navy. Home of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dam Neck Division, Dam Neck Annex is located approximately 5 miles south of Virginia Beach. Encompassing over 1,700 acres in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Dam Neck Annex is located south of I-264 E, off of U.S. Route 58. Dam Neck Annex supports a population of approximately 5,600 active duty, dependent, and civilian personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Dam Neck Annex include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a bowling alley and fitness/aquatics centers. Nearby NAS Oceana offers horse stables, golf courses, a movie theater and a water park. Dam Neck Annex also has outdoor recreational areas including more than 3 miles of beaches offering swim areas, with lifeguards, as well as fishing and watersports opportunities. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Home of the Navy Training Center of Excellence for Strike Group Training, Dam Neck Annex is part of the larger Naval Air Station Oceana. Dam Neck Annex is primarily a specialized training base and provides support services to Naval Air Station Oceana, as well as other Navy installations in the area. Each year over 20,000 students attend training at Dam Neck Annex in over 200 courses, including warfare and intelligence training. Dam Neck Annex is also tasked with providing surveillance and Maritime Domain Awareness information to the Atlantic Fleet. Dam Neck Annex is also the home to the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, commonly known as DEVGRU (widely recognized as “SEAL Team Six”), which serves as the Naval component of the Joint Special Operations Command.
The units and tenants stationed at Dam Neck Annex include:
- Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD)
- Navy Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center (NMCITC) – MARDET Dam Neck
- Center for Surface Combat System (CSC), Unit Dam Neck
- Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) – Dam Neck Activity
- Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU)
- Commander Undersea Surveillance
- Naval Ocean Processing Facility (NOPF)
- Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command
- Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Atlantic (MIFC LANT), USCG
- Tactical Training Group, Atlantic (TTGL)
- Training Support Center Hampton Roads
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at NAS Oceana, Dam Neck AnnexIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at NAS Oceana, Dam Neck Annex 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