Military Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Active-Duty Personnel at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) in Yuma, AZ.

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 Yuma Proving Ground 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 Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona 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 Yuma Proving Ground 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 Yuma Proving Ground

Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) is part of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command and is a multiple purpose test facility. Yuma Proving Grounds is located near the Arizona-California border, approximately 30 miles north of the city of Yuma. Encompassing over 870,000 acres in Yuma and La Paz Counties, YPG is located off of US-95. The Yuma Proving Ground supports a population of approximately 17,000 active duty, dependent, civilian, and retired personnel.

Facilities within the boundaries of Yuma Proving Ground include limited shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment, including a bowling alley, Skate Park, swimming pool and a movie theater. Due to its Sonora Desert location, there is usually at least one monthly MWR trip to major cities, such as San Diego, Phoenix, or other more local locations.

The majority of Yuma Proving Grounds is devoted to supporting mission objectives. YGP’s capabilities include testing of: artillery, mortars, mines, ground and aircraft weapons, target acquisition and fire control systems, wheeled and tracked vehicles, and air delivery materiel, equipment and techniques. The base has 40+-mile overland artillery range, the longest in the United States. Yuma Proving Ground also conducts the testing of smart weapon systems, boasting more than 600 miles of fiber optics, and realistic villages and road networks for testing roadside bomb countermeasures. Yuma Proving Ground is also home to the General Motors Desert Proving Ground, which allows the Army to conduct automotive testing year round.

The units and tenants stationed at Yuma Proving Grounds include:

  • Headquarters Support Troop (HST)
  • US Army Health Clinic
  • Military Freefall, Special Warfare Center School (SWCS)
  • Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course (SOTACC)
  • Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE)
  • Department of Homeland Security, Aerostat Balloon
  • Various other units and tenant organizations

What to Do After an Arrest at Yuma Proving Ground

If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, theft, or any other crime at Yuma Proving Ground, 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.