Clarksville Homicide Attorney
What is Homicide?
Homicide is legally defined as the killing of one human being by another human being. Although many people use the terms homicide and murder synonymously, these terms are actually different.
Homicide vs. Murder
The intent behind the act is what determines whether a homicide can be classified as murder. There are instances of homicide which are not considered as criminal acts and are regarded as fully justifiable. For example, the killing of an individual who is threatening you with serious physical injury or death could be deemed to have been a necessary act of self-defense.
Where homicide and murder are the same is in the prosecution's burden of proof to show a court of law that the actions that killed the victim are criminal. One may not intend to kill another individual, but that individual dies as a result of their driving under the influence. While it is not the same as first degree murder, it can still be deemed criminally negligent and yield serious time.
What are the Penalties for a Homicide Conviction?
You do have rights, and in this serious legal situation, they must be carefully protected. When you contact the attorneys at the firm they can immediately begin review of your case in order to protect your rights and advise you of what defense actions could be initiated to help you fight back to protect your rights and freedom.
Homicide, in the eyes of the law, usually falls under one of the following categories:
- Reckless homicide
- Criminally negligent homicide
- Vehicular homicide
- 1st, 2nd or 3rd Degree Murder
- Wrongful death
Homicide Attorney Serving Clarksville
A well-evaluated, researched, and prepared criminal defense case can mean the difference between getting the charges dropped or lessened or spending your life in prison in homicide cases.
While there is no guarantee to the outcome of any given case, the attorneys at the firm are dedicated to giving you the best representation possible. There is no substitute for real trial experience, and the attorney from the firm has the trial talent and experience you will need to defend against charges related to a homicide.
At Jeff Grimes & Associates, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.
- Lisa S.
I hired their law firm for a legal case and not only were they highly professional but always courteous and respectful. They exceeded my expectations and got me everything I needed. If I ever need legal services again I will definitely be choosing them in the future.
- Brad H.
If you need legal counsel then I highly recommend you make an appointment with this firm. Mr. Sensing was my attorney and is very dedicated to his clients going to great lengths to provide the very best defense possible. Stays in touch with his clients always bringing them up to speed on what is being done in their case providing copies of everything to the client. HONEST, LOYAL, AND DEDICATED this firm gets 5 stars.
- Spence W.
I took a trip out to TN and got in to some trouble in Clarksville and needed representation for a case while I was I back in my home state. I went to Grimes, Sensing & Clemons feeling distraught and like I had no hope, seeking a solid defense attorney that would actually fight for my case and get me the best possible deal. I left feeling comfortable and confident. I can honestly say I was not disappointed, the only time I needed to come back to TN was for the sentencing(mind you cases may differ) and unbelievably Jeffery Grimes was able to pull a rabbit out of a hat and get a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor as well as talk down the court fines... I strongly suggest Jeffery Grimes as your defense attorney for any legal issues you may have, also their fees are very reasonable and they will do payment plans. Thank you very much Grimes, Sensing and Clemons.
- Satisfied Client
Thank you so much Grimes, Sensing & Clemons PLLC!! I've been working with them for months and I couldn't be happier. Grimes helped with all of the little details I didn't even know I needed. He is always friendly and ready to answer all of my questions. Your attention to my case has allowed me to focus on what's important to me, healing and family. Thank you for helping me I know it’s your job but the peace of mind you gave me is priceless. Thanks again! ~ YC
- Toni M.
I hired Mr Sensing to assist me with the modification of a parenting plan that just wasn’t working anymore. I hired another lawyer in the Clarksville area that did not do their due diligence. Mr Sensing and his team were great throughout the process. Emails and phone calls were actually returned in a timely manner! Which wasn’t the case with the lawyer I used before. I had access to all my court documents and was always kept informed on what was going on with my case. Lastly Mr Sensing is very experienced and knowledgeable in his field. The outcome for my request was better than I could have hoped for, and I honestly feel like that was due to Mr Sensing.
- Dennis H.
Grimes is the best defense lawyer you could ask for. He was able to take what would generally be a felony for sure and get it down to a misdemeanor and a fine. If you have him as your lawyer, you won't have anything to worry about.
- David L.
Mr.Grimes made my case go very smoothly and easily for me I was out of state for a good part of it he went out of his way to let me know if something changed and he was always very professional and fairly priced! I would recommend him a thousand times over!!
- Satisfied Client
Mr. Sensing is an excellent attorney. He fought with me the whole 2 years my case took for me to get the time with my son I’ve always wanted. I will definitely recommend his services to anyone and I will be going back to him if I have any issues in the future. Also Pat and Amy are awesome!!