Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at U.S. Military Academy, West Point in West Point, NY.
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 West Point 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 the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, 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 West Point 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 the U.S. Military Academy, West Point
The U.S. Military Academy, West Point – also known as “The Academy,” “The Point,” or more simply “West Point”-has a long military tradition, stretching back to the Revolutionary War. West Point is located along the Hudson River, off of Route 9W, roughly 50 miles from New York City, in Orange County, New York. West Point supports a population of approximately 13,000 personnel including 4,000 cadets, 1,200 active duty soldiers, 3,000 dependents and 5,000 civilian employees supporting the Academy.
Facilities within the boundaries of West Point include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including bowling alleys, multiple pools and fitness centers, horse stables/kennels and a golf course. West Point also has outdoor recreational areas, including the Victor Constant Ski area. Bull Pond Recreation Area, Round Pond Recreation Area and Lake Fredrick offer camping, fishing, swimming, nature/biking trails and cabin rentals. Bull Pond is located within the West Point Reservation, while Round Pond and Lake Fredrick are off-reservation, but within a 10 miles radius. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Fortress West Point was considered one of the most important strategic positions during the Revolutionary War. West Point is the longest continually occupied military post in the United States, home to the Army since January 27, 1778. In 1802, by order of President Thomas Jefferson, West Point became home of the Unites States Military Academy. Cadets graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree and are commissioned as second lieutenants, with a 5-year active duty service obligation. The U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School, known as USMAPS, Prep School or West Point Prep was moved to the grounds in 2011. Roughly 1,000 cadets graduate annually, providing roughly a quarter of all second lieutenants required by the Army each year.
The West Point Academy and grounds were declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960 because of its long history and the historic significance of the Academy. Approximately 3 million people visit each year, with daily tours originating from the Frederic V. Malek West Point Visitors Center, located next to the West Point Museum.
The units and tenants stationed at West Point include:
- Keller Army Community Hospital
- West Point Dental Activity (DENTAC)
- Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC)
- U.S. Army Academy at West Point Band
- U.S. Military Academy at West Point
- 2nd Aviation Detachment, West Point
- Military Police (Provost Marshal’s Office)
- Criminal Investigation Division
- Various other units and tenant organizations
Sites and Landmarks
- Constitution Island
- West Point Cemetery
- Frederic V. Malek West Point Visitors Center
- West Point Museum
- Nearly 2 dozen Monuments and Memorials
What to Do After an Arrest at U.S. Military Academy West Point
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at West Point 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.