Experience, Experience, Experience 25,000 Charges WON or DISMISSED for Our Clients 

Team up with a criminal defense firm that has almost 100 years of combined experience.

Turning Police Mistakes into Victories

We've Helped Over 35,000 People Get GREAT RESULTS

  • Possession - Meth Dismissed
  • DWI - BAC .17 Not Guilty
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed
  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • DWI – BAC .22% Not Guilty
  • Possession - Pills Dismissed
  • Terroristic Threatening Dismissed
  • Residential Burglary Dismissed
  • DWI - Drugs Not Guilty
  • Possession - w/ Intent to Deliver Drugs Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assualt Dismissed
  • Domestic Assault Dismissed
  • Drive on Suspended DL Dismissed
  • DWI - BAC .18 Not Guilty
  • Forgery Dismissed
  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Assault 2nd Degree Dismissed
  • Possession - w/ Intent to Deliver Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery 3rd Degree Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Not Guilty
  • Domestic Assault Not Guilty
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed
  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Possession - Marijuana Dismissed
  • Possession - Pills Dismissed
  • Possession - Meth Dismissed
  • Battery in the 2nd Degree Dismissed
  • Possession - Marijuana Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed
  • DWI – BAC .15 Not Guilty
  • Shoplifting Kept Off Record
  • Battery 3rd Degree Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed
  • Battery Not Guilty
  • Domestic Battery 3rd Degree Dismissed
  • Domestic Assault Dismissed
  • Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Drive on Suspended DL Dismissed
  • Terroristic Threatening Dismissed
  • Sex Assault Dismissed
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Possession - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Residential Burglary Kept Off Record
  • Possession - Ecstasy Dismissed
  • Possession - Pills Dismissed
  • Possession - Meth Kept Off Record
  • Possession - Marijuana Dismissed
  • Possession - w/ Intent to Deliver Dismissed
  • Possession - Mushrooms Dismissed
  • Possession - Drugs & Firearm Dismissed
  • Rape Dismissed
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Criminal Mischief Dismissed
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Dismissed
  • Theft of Property Dismissed
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Northwest Arkansas Criminal Defense Attorneys

Passionately Defending People in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers & Springdale

When you’re facing criminal charges, you need a powerful legal team on your side. Since 1988, Norwood & Norwood, P.A. has been providing aggressive defense strategies for people accused of all types of crimes. We have handled over 35,000 criminal cases, including:

In addition to having hundreds of 5 star reviews, achieving more than 25,000 criminal charge dismissals and not guilty verdicts, we have also been consistently voted one of the best criminal defense firms in Northwest Arkansas. If you have been charged with any type of criminal offense from felonies to misdemeanors to DWI to drug crimes to violent offenses—we can help!

We offer a free initial visit with no obligation to hire us, as well as reasonable fees, payment plans, and low down payments. At Norwood & Norwood, P.A., we believe that everyone deserves the right to experienced and affordable legal representation.

Contact our local criminal defense attorneys at (479) 235-4600 for a FREE, confidential office visit. Don’t pass up this opportunity to discuss your case at absolutely no cost.

Meet Doug Norwood

Hundreds of Five Star Reviews

We've Earned Our Reputation by Protecting Yours

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  • “FELONY CASE DISMISSED! I was charged with Possession of a Firearm, Theft by Receiving and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia....The attorneys were able to prove my case to the Prosecutor and as a result all 3 charges were DISMISSED!!!!”

    - Jack
  • “CHARGED WITH A DWI AND THEY GOT IT DROPPED! I was initially charged with a DWI and they got it dropped! Norwood & Norwood was great, they acted with great honesty and integrity.”

    - Mike
  • “I WOULD GIVE 10 STARS IF I COULD!!!! I met with Doug and he Made me feel much better about my drug charge. I am so glad I hired him. Norwood got my DRUG CHARGE DISMISSED and I couldn’t be more grateful.”

    - Maria

We Understand the Local Legal System

Use Our Experience in Our Local Courts to Get The Best Possible Result

When you or a loved one are arrested in Northwest Arkansas, you need to hire an experienced local criminal defense lawyer who has a comprehensive understanding of the local criminal justice system to guide you through the complexities of your case and help you get the best possible outcome in Northwest Arkansas courts.

Our criminal defense attorneys know all of the local Prosecutors and Judges and deal with them of an almost daily basis. This helps us understand the best way to approach each case in order to get the best results for each of our clients.

Our criminal defense attorneys have defended thousands of people in each of the major courts in Northwest Arkansas, including Benton County Circuit Court, Bentonville District Court, Fayetteville District Court, Rogers District Court, Springdale District Court, and Washington County Circuit Court. In addition, our criminal defense attorneys have defended many thousands of people in the smaller courts in Northwest Arkansas, including Bella Vista Court, Lowell Court, Prairie Grove Court, Centerton Court, Pea Ridge Court, Gentry Court, Elkins Court, West Fork Court, Elm Springs Court, Farmington Court, Bethel Heights Court, Cave Springs Court, Berryville Court, Eureka Springs Court, Huntsville Court, Johnson Court, Little Flock Court, Siloam Springs Court and West Fork Court.

The attorneys at our firm include former deputy prosecutors—people who have worked on the other side of the law; they understand the strategies and tactics the prosecution will likely use to try to convict you. When you choose to work with Norwood & Norwood, P.A., you benefit from the proficiency, and skill of a whole team of attorneys with nearly a century of combined criminal experience. We are prepared to put all of our experience and resources on your side.

Led by founding attorney Doug Norwood, our firm often utilizes a team-based approach when building cases on behalf of our clients. We work together to find aggressive defense strategies, always with the goal of securing the best possible outcome for our clients, whether that’s reduced sentencing, a not guilty verdict, or an outright case dismissal. Those aggressive defense strategies have resulted in tens of thousands of criminal charge dismissals and victories and keeping the vast majority of our clients from going to jail.

We help people just like you throughout Benton County, Arkansas and Washington County, Arkansas and all of Northwest Arkansas.

Attorney Doug Norwood

Founding partner and lead litigation attorney, Doug Norwood brings over 30 years of experience to his practice, including a background as a former prosecutor. He has devoted the majority of his career to fighting for the people charged with crimes in Northwest Arkansas.

Rely on an Award-Winning Criminal Defense Firm
Our firm and our attorneys have been widely recognized as authorities in criminal defense. Norwood & Norwood, P.A. has been voted the Best NWA Criminal Lawyer by the NWA Democrat-Gazette, named as one of the Best Law Firms in Arkansas by U.S. News & World Report, and our founder was voted Best DWI/Criminal Defense Attorney by the Arkansas Times. Among many other honors, Attorney Doug Norwood has been included in the Super Lawyers list for the State of Arkansas for the last 10 years. This list identifies the top five percent of the attorneys in each state, as chosen by other attorneys and through independent research of Law & Politics. In addition, Doug has earned the prestigious AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest peer-review rating offered by the renowned organization. Law enforcement officers and other attorneys have relied on our award-winning criminal defense firm to handle criminal defense cases for themselves and their family members.
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Your Experienced Team

All We Practice is Criminal Defense
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    Doug Norwood

    Founding Partner & Lead Litigation Attorney

    “I love using the law to find mistakes the police make that allows us to negotiate a dismissal or achieve a not guilty for our clients. Every mistake we can identify in a case helps us get great results for our clients. Cathy and I have worked hard to build a criminal defense team that is effective at achieving great results for the people that put their faith in us to help them.”

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    Cathy Norwood

    Managing Partner & Litigation Attorney

    “I am passionate about helping our clients get the best possible result on their criminal charges. Negotiating great results for our clients is always the goal so that our clients don’t have to go through the stress of a trial. I am very happy that I have been able to negotiate the dismissal of thousands of charges for our clients with many more to come!”

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    Angela Hyde

    Litigation Attorney

    “As a criminal defense attorney, I have the privilege of making sure that our clients aren’t being taken advantage. I highlight their good qualities to the prosecutor and use my knowledge of the law to get great results on their criminal case. With each passing year, I become more and more passionate about helping people charged with a crime.”

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    Alison Lee

    Litigation Attorney

    “I love how the law is so nuanced, which allows me to use creativity to get the best result for our clients. Understanding that the legal process can be confusing and frightening, I work to ease our clients fears.”

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    Victoria Gammill

    Litigation Attorney

    “When I was a prosecuting attorney, I felt our system made people charged with a crime into just another number. That made me want to give names to the numbers and to go to bat for individuals so that they don’t get caught up, ignored and forgotten in the criminal justice system. It gives me great pleasure each and every time I get cases dismissed or not guilty for our clients!”

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    Matthew Flemister

    Litigation Attorney

    “My job is to help good people overcome bad situations. Easing our clients fears and keeping them out of jail is my primary goal. I fight hard to get their case dismissed or charges kept off their record.”

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Conveniently Located Across NWA

Norwood & Norwood, P.A. has several office locations to better serve the people of Northwest Arkansas, including multiple offices in Benton County, Arkansas and Washington County, Arkansas. If you need a criminal defense attorney in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale or any of the surrounding areas, our award-winning team is ready to fight for your rights and your future. Don’t delay in contacting Norwood & Norwood, P.A. for a completely free, no-obligation first visit.

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