Judge looking at defendantThis is the first post in a series of articles which will discuss the process of defending yourself against felony charges in the state of Arkansas. I have decided to write on this issue due to the fact that most people are unsure of what steps to take when they are facing such a situation. It is understandable that someone who is facing a felony, regardless of whether it is their first-offense, may not know how to proceed. I am, therefore, writing this series with the goal of providing information which is meant to help people better understand their situation. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an attorney. If you or a family member are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Little Rock criminal defense lawyer.

I will be addressing a number of topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will be discussing include:

  • Class “A” felony charges
  • Typical Class “B” felony charges, as well as the associate penalties
  • Handling matters which involve Class “C” felonies
  • Dealing with Class “D” felony cases
  • Defending against Class “Y” felony charges

There are multiple reasons why I have chosen to address these issues. First, while Arkansas may have different “classes” of felonies, it is crucial to understand that they all carry the potential prison sentences. Furthermore, any felony conviction will make it illegal to own a firearm and will show up on most background checks. The inability to pass a background check can, in turn, make it difficult to secure housing, employment, etc. It can also make it difficult to obtain a professional license. Finally, knowing what types of charges fall within a particular class can help a defendant to understand what it is they should expect from the process.

One point I will be stressing in each of these articles is that it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately if you or a family member have been charged with a crime. The consequences of a felony conviction are extreme and it is important that you take the steps needed to protect your interests. I am a Little Rock lawyer who is devoted to protecting the rights of the accused. My office prides itself on providing the highest level of service and we look forward to speaking with you. Contact us online or by telephone today. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff, and throughout the rest of Arkansas.