Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Beale Air Force Base in Yuba City, CALed 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 Beale AFB and have been charged with a crime or are facing disciplinary action by the Air Force, 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 Air Force in military criminal matters. We have experience representing servicemen, servicewomen, and officers stationed at Beale AFB in Yuba City, CA, 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 Beale AFB 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 Beale AFB
Originally established as an Army Camp Beale in 1942, Beale AFB was transferred to the Air Force in 1948. Home of 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale AFB is located east of the cities of Marysville and Yuba City, California. Encompassing nearly 23,000 acres in Yuba County, Beale AFB is located off of CA-65 and CA-70. Beale AFB supports a population of nearly 10,000 active duty, dependent, reserve and civilian personnel, with nearly 4,000 activity duty personnel.
Facilities within the boundaries of Beale AFB include shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a bowling alley, fitness centers and a movie theater. Beale AFB also has outdoor recreational areas, including two outdoor pools and a golf course. The Rod n’ Gun Club offers archery ranges, skeet shooting and a paintball field. However, the majority of the installation is dedicated to mission support and training.
Home of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing (9RW), which serves as host unit, Beale AFB is responsible for providing USAF with worldwide high quality, high altitude reconnaissance. The 9 RW flies the only US fleet of U-2, High Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft, commonly known as the “Dragon Lady,” as well as the unmanned RQ-4 Global Hawk. The RQ-4 program has amassed more than 200,000 flight hours since its inception. Beale AFB is also home to Air Mobility Command’s 314th Air Refueling Squadron, flying KC-135 Stratotankers. Additionally, Beale AFB is home to one of the 3 U.S. PAVE PAWS Radar System sites, providing missile warning data to U.S. Missile Warning and Space Control Centers, U.S. National Military Command Center and U.S. Strategic Command. PAVE PAW is capable to tracking multiple targets, launched from sea or land, as well as tracking satellites as part of the U.S. Space Surveillance Network.
The units and tenants stationed at Beale AFB include:
- 9th Mission Support Group
- 9th Medical Group
- 9th Maintenance Group
- 9th Operations Group
- 319th Operations Wing
- 940th Air Refueling Wing
- 548th ISR Group
- 9th Intelligence Squadron
- 13th Reconnaissance Squadron
- 9th Space Warning Squadron
- Air Combat Command Training Support Squadron (TRSS) Detachment 11
- Various other units and tenant organizations
What to Do After an Arrest at Beale AFBIf you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Beale AFB 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. Air Force OSI 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 Air Force OSI 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