Clarksville Juvenile Crimes Lawyer
Understanding Juvenile Crimes and the Juvenile Court System
A juvenile charged with committing a crime in the state of Tennessee it is not the same as an adult being charged for the commission of a crime. Juvenile crimes, committed by children under the age of 18, are addressed in juvenile court. Although juvenile courts may have a different emphasis and different methods than regular state or federal courts, it doesn't mean they won't prosecute crimes committed by a child. Whether the criminal accusations involve misdemeanors or felonies, juvenile courts deal with all types of crimes.
What to Expect in a Juvenile Criminal Proceeding
When a juvenile is accused of committing a crime, a petition is filed against them in Juvenile Court. The purpose of the petition is so that the court can review the details of the charges, determine whether the child was delinquent, unruly, beyond control, or truant, and take into consideration any prior convictions. In serious violent offenses, there are frequently efforts to move the case to adult court, which should be aggressively fought by the attorney. The juvenile court system is focused on rehabilitation, and the penalties are less severe.
In juvenile court, delinquent offenses are ones that either a minor or an adult can be charged with, such as:
Unruly or beyond control offenses are ones solely reserved for minors such as:
- Curfew violations
- Refusing to obey parents
- Running away
- Not attending school
Like adults accused of a crime, juveniles arrested for committing a crime have the right to remain silent and have the right to an attorney. If your child has been accused of a crime, arrested for a crime or is being detained pending trial, you need to contact a Clarksville juvenile crimes lawyer at Jeff Grimes & Associates, PLLC without delay.
The attorneys at the firm have strong success records dealing with juvenile case matters. They work closely with the parents to ensure any questions you may have are answered, then they personally and thoroughly review all charges against your child and determine the best course of action to pursue.
Clarksville Juvenile Crimes Attorney
The criminal defense attorneys at the firm understand there is nothing more important than protecting your child. They also know you want an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced with juvenile crimes cases from investigation to petitions, from detention hearings through case preparations, and from arraignment through trial. Attorney Jeff Grimes and the other attorneys at the firm are committed to giving you and your child the best representation possible.
If your child has been accused or arrested for juvenile crimes, contact a Clarksville juvenile crimes attorney at the firm today in order to ensure their rights are fully protected.
At Jeff Grimes & Associates, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.
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.- Lisa S.
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.- Brad H.
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.- Spence W.
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- Satisfied Client
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.- Toni M.
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.- Dennis H.
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!!- David L.
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!!- Satisfied Client