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Clemente Montano Jimenez

Criminal defense Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   6 reviews

Licensed for 22 years

About Clemente

Learn Clemente’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    My entire career has been dedicated to handing all types of criminal matters in both federal and state court, as well as juvenile matters. The practice areas listed here are all subsets of my criminal practice, which is 75% criminal and 25% immigration.

    23 years

  2. Federal crime

  3. Immigration
    I offer a full service immigration practice for my clients. Currently, it comprises 25% of my caseload, but increases annually.

  4. Juvenile law

My entire career has been dedicated to defense of the criminally accused.  Throughout my career, I was required to regularly address my clients' immigration concerns.  To better serve my clients, I decided to expand my criminal defense practice to formally include immigration advocacy.


First and foremost, I am a trial attorney, which means you can take comfort in knowing that if you have to go to trial to safeguard your rights, you are in good hands.  I will zealously represent you.  And, unlike many criminal attorneys whose practices are limited to state courts, much of my practice involves defending clients in US District Court.


I have represented clients accused of virtually all types of crimes - from homicide, three strikes, federal drug charges, sex offenses, to misdemeanors and juvenile court matters. 


Furthermore, we offer representation in all manner of immigration concerns: family-based petitions, deportation defense, asylum, prosecutorial discretion, and much more.


Please mention this website for $50 off your immigration consultation or for a free criminal defense consultation.

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I practice exclusively federal and state criminal defense. Estoy para servir la comunidad Latina.
Licensed for 22 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/30/2022

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Clemente Montano Jimenez
431 I Street, Suite 102
Sacramento, CA, 95814


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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Gracias al abogado por su ayuda
El abogado Clemente Jiménez me ayudó mucho en el caso de mi hijo mi hijo tenía acusado por 5 cargos querían darle a 80 años de cárcel y gracias a Dios y al abogado mi hijo pudo salir en libertad en un año y medio gracias al abogado que siempre se portó muy educado conmigo y me ayudó muy bien Yo lo recomiendo y Su secretaria so muy amables
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Posted by Ruben | June 22, 2015
Fantastic results
The attorney made me feel as if I was his most important client. He would always answer my calls and return them in a timely manner. I am very satisfied with the result he was able to give me. Thanks to him i am now able to visit my son in prison, who I have not seen in many years. I am very thankful to God that I had him as an attorney.
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Posted by Janet | March 10, 2015
very knowledgeable and trustworthy
The attorney Clemente Jimenez help us with our immigration problems. After speaking with us we were able to understand want was going on and what he was going to do to help. He was always on top of things and always informing us of want was the next step for us to follow. Him and his staff were very kind and helpful with some of the things we did not understand. Honestly Mr. Jimenez would be the only attorney that I would go back if we were to need an attorney and we wouldn't think twice before we recommend him and his staff.
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Posted by Fatima C. Angel | March 4, 2015
The attorney found a remedy for me
Attorney Jimenez was able to help me with my immigration problems. I was a victim of a crime and after speaking with the attorney I learned that there is an immigration visa called a U visa that can help certain immigrants. The attorney prepared all the documents and helped me through writing my declaration. He and his staff were very kind and responsive when I was confused about certain steps in the application process. I was very reluctant at first to go to an immigration attorney because of past experiences, but he was very trust worthy and he made sure I understood all my immigration options. His staff throughly went through the contract with me to understand how exactly he would be helping me. And any question I had, he was always happy to answer. I highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking an attorney they can trust and who honestly cares about his clients.
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Posted by Sergio Sanchez | March 4, 2015
Knowledgeable and Trustworthy attorney
The attorney Clemente Jimenez helped me with my DACA application. He made me feel confident in his services by going over the process with me and making sure that it was the best possible application to present to immigration. I received my approval and documents in the time frame he gave me. I was very satisfied with his work and will be returning to his office for the DACA renewal.
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Posted by Jose Silva | February 26, 2015
Mr. Jimenez represented me very well.
Mr. Jimenez represented me in a case that could have been detrimental to my career. He was fast as in very responsive, kept me informed of all the details with my case and followed through even after my case was complete. He made me feel at ease during the whole process and I would highly recommend this young attorney and I actually have to anyone seeking his expertise.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Clemente M. Jimenez
  • 2007 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Sacramento County Public Defender's Office
  • 2000 - 2007


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Licensed to Practice
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

  • DACA/DAPA and Your Criminal Record
  • Criminal Defense and Immigration
  • 2015
  • Know Your Rights - Dealing with Law Enforcement Encounters
  • Criminal Law
  • 2014
  • Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents
  • Criminal and Immigration
  • 2014
  • Criminal Issues Affecting DACA Applications
  • Criminal and Immigration
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (17)
Endorse Clemente
Immigration Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Clemente on various community programs. He is an excellent attorney, who is personable and intelligent. When my clients have immigration issues, particularly those who speak Spanish, I recommend Clemente."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jimenez is very dedicated to his clients. He works tirelessly to obtain the best result possible. His clients are well served by his representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Exceptional lawyer. Very well respected in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Montano Jimenez is a respected attorney in our community. He fights for every single client and is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of his practice. I highly recommend Mr. Montano Jimenez too all who seek a strong advocate."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. Clemente is a very personable and adept attorney. He makes the courtroom a nicer place to be!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jimenez is a wonderful and well respected attorney in our community. If you are looking for a lawyer for state or federal court, give Mr. Jimenez a call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Truly excellent attorney who is well regarded in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Clemente has proven himself a skillful trial lawyer in my eyes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable, competent, and a true advocate for his clients. I often contact Mr. Jimenez on various criminal law issues related to my practice as an immigration attorney and have always received sound advice."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clemente is an excellent attorney and dedicated to his clients. His staff is very personable, professional, and considerate of client needs. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an intelligent and creative lawyer who works tirelessly for his clients. He has innovative thoughts and excels at presenting a case. Jurors relate to him. He has a great reputation in the community, including other defense attorneys, prosecutors, and with judges. His ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner contributes to his success."
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Sacramento Criminal defense Lawyer Clemente Montano Jimenez
Clemente Montano Jimenez
Criminal defense Attorney
Sacramento, CA
Licensed for 22 years