Criminal Defense Lawyers in Little Flock, AR
Providing the Counsel and Guidance You Need
Norwood & Norwood, P.A. is a premier criminal defense law firm in Little Flock, AR. We have defended individuals in a range of criminal cases. Our team has helped clients with everything from speeding to murder charges. If you are facing criminal charges in Little Flock, we can help you.
We are ready to jump into action for a range of crimes, including, but not limited to:
- DWI/DUI Cases
- Drug Possession
- Sex Crimes
- Suspended Licenses
- Traffic Violations
- Violent Crimes
A Criminal Defense Firm with Experience
At Norwood & Norwood, P.A., our Little Flock criminal defense team includes former deputy prosecutors – people who have worked on the other side of the courtroom and understand the tactics a prosecutor will use to try to convict you. We are also intimately familiar with the rules and processes of the Little Flock District Court.
When you hire our firm, even though you are paying only one legal fee, you benefit from having a team of Little Flock criminal defense lawyers behind you. Together, we have nearly 100 years of combined experience and have handled over 35,000 cases. Our team leader, Doug Norwood, provides guidance on all cases requiring his knowledge and experience. At times, several of our attorneys will give input on a case, allowing us to approach criminal matters from various angles.
We know how to build strategic defenses, aggressively negotiate, and present compelling cases in court. Whatever course your case may take, you can be confident that our team will be by your side every step of the way. We will fight fiercely to protect your rights and future.
We can leverage our experience, skills, and resources to seek favorable outcomes, such as:
- Case dismissals
- Not guilty verdicts
- No jail or prison sentence
- Low or no fines
We would love to help you through your criminal case in Little Flock.
Representation from a Proven Criminal Defense Team
At Norwood & Norwood, P.A., we are not just talk. We don’t merely say we provide high-quality criminal defense in Little Flock; we put those words into action. We have the results, reviews, and recognitions to back up our claims.
We were named the Best NWA Criminal Lawyer by NWA Democrat-Gazette. We were also included on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Law Firms in Arkansas.
Additionally, our team leader, Doug Norwood, has received several accolades, including:
- AV Preeminent ® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
- Best Lawyers in America
- Best Criminal Law/DWI Lawyer in Arkansas by the Arkansas Times
We are here to discuss your case and provide the defense you need. Your initial consultation with us is free, and you are under no obligation to retain our services after speaking with us. Also, we offer reasonable rates and payment plans for a range of budgets.
Steps in an Arkansas Criminal Proceeding
The criminal process is complex. It involves various steps, including investigations, arrests, hearings, negotiations, and trials.
Below is an overview of the stages of a criminal case:
- Investigation: A criminal case will begin with an investigation. This part of the process is where law enforcement officials gather evidence to determine whether a crime has been committed and who committed it. The length of the investigation depends on the case.
- Arrest: After law enforcement officials have identified a suspect, they may arrest the individual. In some cases, officers will obtain an arrest warrant before taking action. In others, they may conduct a warrantless arrest. Officers can execute a warrantless arrest only in limited situations, such as when there is probable cause to believe that a felony or specified crimes have been committed or when the offense happened in the police officer’s presence. For some misdemeanor offenses, a criminal summons may be issued in lieu of a warrant.
- Initial appearance: The initial appearance occurs after the suspect has been arrested or appears by summons. During this hearing, the judge will inform the defendant of the charges against them and their rights (such as the right to remain silent and to obtain counsel). They will also determine whether the defendant is eligible for pretrial release.
- Probable cause hearing: If a person has been arrested without a warrant, they will be scheduled for a probable cause hearing to determine whether their arrest was justified. The hearing must take place within 48 hours of the arrest.
- Plea negotiations: The prosecutor, defendant, and defense lawyer may enter into discussions to determine whether the case can be settled out of court. With a plea deal, the prosecutor may agree to drop or reduce some charges or recommend a lesser sentence in exchange for a guilty plea.
- Trial: If the criminal case is not resolved through negotiations, it will go to trial. A judge or jury will hear the evidence and the prosecutor’s and defense’s arguments. They will decide whether the prosecutor has met their burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty.
The steps listed above provide a broad overview of the criminal process. Various nuances and other stages may be involved in your case. Our criminal defense attorneys in Little Flock can help you understand how your case may proceed and your legal options for seeking an optimal result.
At every stage of your case, you have the right to be represented by an attorney. Although it is best to have counsel on your side as early as the investigation, retaining legal services at any point is important. At Norwood & Norwood, P.A., we are prepared to stand up for you from the beginning of your case until its conclusion. Get started by scheduling a free consultation with one of our Little Flock criminal defense attorneys today.
Skilled Criminal Defense Attorneys Fighting for You
A conviction can have costly consequences. You could face jail time, court costs, loss of driving privileges, and even the loss of your job. Norwood & Norwood, P.A. has obtained favorable outcomes in thousands of cases, including dismissals and not guilty verdicts. Although past results do not guarantee future success, we are ready to see what we can do for you.
You might have been charged with a crime, but that does not mean you are guilty of it. Fight your charge!
If you have the opportunity to hire a top-tier criminal defense law firm in Little Flock at a reasonable rate, why wouldn’t you?