Couple meet with lawyerThis is the next post on how Arkansas defendants should go about choosing a lawyer for high-level felony charges. Our last post discussed the differences between Federal Charges and criminal matters filed in State Court. It is important to hire an attorney who is familiar with the Federal process, in part, because the U.S. Government has a separate set of laws from those of a state. In this post we will discuss the need of one to take their time and to “shop around” when choosing a criminal defense attorney.

Residents of Little Rock, and throughout our state, should not choose their lawyer after an initial meeting with just one attorney. A criminal conviction can and will have lasting repercussions on your life. This is especially true when one is convicted of a felony offense. Felony convictions can result in lengthy prison sentences, disqualification from employment, a permanent record which will show up on background checks, and having to regularly register as a felon. When you consider the extent to which one “shops around” when making decisions such as vehicle purchases, home purchases, etc., then it is obvious that one should consider all options for something as important as their liberty. When selecting a lawyer you should consider their ability to provide skilled representation as well as the extent to which they will remain in communication with you throughout the process.

Our Little Rock criminal defense lawyers have over twenty-five years of combined experience in protecting the rights of the accused. Attorney Patrick Benca has been death penalty certified since 1999, has been featured in the media multiple times, and has won multiple awards for the aggressive representation he provides. Our office takes a team-based and collaborative approach to problem solving which means that no stone will go unturned in formulating a strategy for your defense. We are proud of the results we have achieved on behalf of clients and we strongly believe that everyone is entitled to their day in Court.

Our office also makes communicating with a clients an important priority. Our attorneys regularly provide their cell phone numbers to clients and we strive to return all messages within twenty-four hours. We regularly meet with our clients to discuss the specifics of their situation and take steps to ensure that a client is not asked to make a decision without knowing all of their options.

We service the entire state of Arkansas as well as Little Rock. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.