officer making arrestThis is the first post in a series of articles which will address the handling of misdemeanor charges in Little Rock, Arkansas. I feel it is necessary to write on this issue due to the fact that, contrary to what many think, a misdemeanor conviction can have serious consequences for one’s future. These consequences can include reduced future prospects, increased penalties for future offenses, and more. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a criminal defense attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Little Rock lawyer.

I will be addressing several topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:

  • The potential consequences of a misdemeanor
  • Defending against misdemeanor drug charges
  • Defending against assault and battery charges
  • Dealing with a trespassing charge
  • Handling cases with involve both felonies and misdemeanors

There are several reasons why I have chosen to address these topics. First, many do not realize that such offenses are, in fact, a “big deal” and that they carry serious consequences. Second, drug charges can damage your future but it may be possible that law enforcement violated your rights. Third, it is not uncommon for someone to be arrested for assault and battery even though they were defending themselves. Fourth, while trespassing may seem trivial, it most certainly is not. Finally, it is not uncommon for misdemeanor cases to be bundled with felony charges.

One point I cannot stress enough is the need to contact an attorney immediately if you or a family member have been charged with a crime. The sooner you contact counsel then the sooner your representative can begin building a case on your behalf. This can include visiting the scene of the incident, interviewing witnesses, and more. I am a Little Rock criminal defense lawyer and my office prides itself on protecting the rights of the accused. We understand that you are facing a serious situation and we are ready to assist 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 remainder of Arkansas.