Clarksville Military Criminal Defense Attorneys
Serving Members of the U.S. Military in Montgomery County and the Surrounding Areas
U.S. service members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and other military institutions to a higher standard and must adhere to more laws compared to civilians. Not only does a conviction result in serious criminal penalties like confinement and a fine, but also forfeiture of pay, loss of rank, or even the end of a career.
If you are in the U.S. military and facing criminal allegations in Montgomery County, let Jeff Grimes & Associates, PLLC can provide effective and personalized legal solutions to service members facing court martials and other adverse legal actions. With over 40 years of experience, our Clarksville military criminal defense lawyers can protect your rights, freedom, and future throughout the legal process.
Call us today at (931) 398-5308and schedule a confidential consultation.
United States Court-Martial Trials
Court-martial trials are held when a military member violates the punitive articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). According to military law, an Article 32 investigation will be conducted to gather evidence of the alleged offense and determine if there is probable cause a crime was committed.
Common examples of military crimes, which could be handled in a general court-martial, include (but are not limited to) the following:
A military judge, who is either Commander, Captain, Colonel, or Lieutenant Colonel (depending on the military branch) will preside of the trial, which is prosecuted by an active duty JAG attorney and often hold the rank of Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, or Captain.
The defendant has a right to a counsel of the choice, whether it’s using a JAG attorney (who acts like a public defender) or hiring a private lawyer. He/she also has a right to choose trial before panel members (I.e. a military jury) or by only the military judge. A general officer or admiral choose the panel members, rather than randomly selected like civilian court trials.
If convicted, punishment includes confinement, a fine, reduction of rank, forfeiture of pay, and/or a punitive discharge. When it comes to enlisted members, there are two types of punitive discharge: bad conduct discharge (BCD) and dishonorable discharge. For officers, they may be dismissed from the military, which is like a dishonorable discharge.
Ready to Protect Your Rights & Freedom Today
A conviction in military court can lead to serious repercussions to your personal life and professional reputation, which is why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you get the best possible outcome in your case. Not only do we handle court-martial trials, but we also handle appeals and adverse administration actions. Do not hesitate to let us help you immediately.
Contact us today to learn about your legal options.
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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