This post concludes and recaps our series on the challenging of arrest warrants in Little Rock, Arkansas. We decided to write on this topic due to the fact that many defendants fail to realize that a warrant may be challenged after they have been arrested. Our goal with this series has been to provide information which will help a defendant to better understand their situation and to allow such residents to make a more informed decision when selecting a criminal defense attorney.
We have addressed several topics over our most recent articles. Issues which we have looked at include:
- Reasons for invalidating an arrest warrant
- The process for challenging an arrest
- Invalidating arrest warrants through post-conviction relief
There are several reasons why defendants should understand these topics. First, it is important to understand that there are only certain circumstances under which a warrant will be struck down; warrants may be found valid even if an officer lied in their application, as long as the warrant would have still been issued without the fraudulent information. Second, the process of challenging a warrant is complicated and it is important that you retain counsel experienced in handling such matters. Finally, if you or a loved one were convicted then a change of law may lead to having the case dismissed if the new law would not have allowed for the issuance of the warrant.
One point we have stressed through each of these articles is that it is crucial for one to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately after they have been arrested. Challenging an arrest warrant requires an understanding of the Fourth Amendment and many lawyers do not have extensive experience in handling such matters. Our Little Rock attorneys have over twenty-five years of combined experience in defending the rights of the accused and our firm believes that everyone is entitled to the most vigorous defense. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of the state.