Clarksville Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers
Serving Clients Facing Federal Charges in Montgomery County, TN
If you have recently been contacted or visited by either the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), or any other federal law enforcement agents, you could be facing federal criminal charges. A conviction in federal court will lead to harsher sentences compared to the state criminal justice system, which is why you need to protect yourself by hiring a skilled criminal defense lawyer.
At Jeff Grimes & Associates, PLLC, we have over 40 years of combined experience helping clients in Montgomery County facing a wide array of federal charges. Our Clarksville federal criminal defense attorneys can investigate your case, collect evidence, review evidence gathered by federal agents, and develop a strong and tailored defense strategy to help you avoid serious criminal penalties or even get your case dismissed altogether.
Common types of federal crimes our firm handles include:
The Difference Between Federal & State Crimes
Most crimes in Tennessee violate state law, which state lawmakers have enacted to address state-related concerns. On the other hand, federal crimes involve matters of federal or national interest, such as drug trafficking, weapons and explosives charges, mail and wire fraud, tax evasion, terrorism, and immigration crimes.
The federal court handles the following types of criminal cases:
- Crimes committed on federal land – Common examples include robbery of a federal bank, destruction of property in a national forest, and homicide on a military base.
- Crimes committed throughout multiple states – For instance, identity theft involving many victims in different states.
- Crimes when an offender crosses state lines – For example, transporting drugs from one state to another.
- Violations of immigration and customs law – Common examples include international sex trafficking or distributing child pornography.
Federal crimes are punishable by longer sentences compared to state crimes and can include time spent in federal prison. Some charges, such as drug crimes, are associated with mandatory minimum sentences.
Our Clarksville federal crime lawyers can thoroughly assess your case, figure out all your available legal options, and help you obtain the most favorable result in federal court. We understand the complexities of the criminal justice system and we will take aggressive legal action in your favor.
Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Your Case
Remember, being accused is not the same as being convicted. You can still protect yourself with the help of our legal team. Our firm has an exceptional track record of successful helping clients in various criminal matters, including federal charges. We are ready to fight for you immediately.
Contact Jeff Grimes & Associates, PLLC today to learn more about our legal services.
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!!