Criminal Defense Experience Matters. Results Matter. Your Attorney Matters.

Criminal Defense Law Firm in Northwest Arkansas

Defending Clients in Benton County, Washington County & All NWA Since 1988

Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony offense, a conviction can result in long jail or prison sentence, as well as other serious penalties. After being arrested in Northwest Arkansas, you should immediately contact Attorney Doug Norwood and his team. He is a former prosecutor with over 30 years of experience. Our entire criminal and DWI defense team has nearly 100 years of combined experience and includes former prosecutors. More than 35,000 people have trusted us to successfully help them with their criminal charges.

We will use our experience, knowledge, and resources to:

  • Get your entire case dismissed,
  • Get you a not guilty verdict,
  • Get you NO jail or prison time,
  • Get zero or low fines,
  • Keep a conviction from hitting your record,
  • Keep you from going to court,
  • Keep your gun rights and voting rights

Our Northwest Arkansas criminal defense lawyers know what police can and will do, and we know how to fight back to protect your rights and your future. Ourcriminal defense attorney Arkansas experience helps us find many police mistakes and other problems with the prosecutor’s case. We have gotten our client's results in the above- list tens of thousands of times. That is one reason why people of Northwest Arkansas voted us BEST NWA CRIMINAL LAWYER, NWA Democrat-Gazette, and why we have hundreds of 5-star reviews from our happy clients.

When you schedule a free visit, you will learn about our reasonable fees, affordable payment plans, and low down payments (Visa/MasterCard/Discover accepted).

Criminal Cases We Handle

Our NWA criminal defense attorneys handle the following types of criminal cases:

Call Norwood & Norwood, P.A. today at (479) 235-4600 or contact us online for a completely free office visit at our criminal defense law firm in Northwest Arkansas.

There Is No Substitute for Experience

Put simply, criminal charges pose a serious threat to your future. You can’t afford to leave your future up to chance. At Norwood & Norwood, P.A., we believe that, when it comes to navigating the criminal justice system, there is no substitute for experience. The law is incredibly vast, detailed, and technical; you need a team of NWA criminal defense attorneys who not only understands the law but also how to use it effectively to your advantage.

At Norwood & Norwood, P.A., our NWA criminal lawyers have:

  • Handled more than 35,000 criminal cases
  • Handled over 11,000 DWI/DUI cases
  • Nearly 100 years of combined legal experience
  • Past experience in prosecution
  • A proven track record of success

Our firm has been named one of the Best Law Firms in Arkansas by U.S. News & World Report. Our founding attorney, Doug Norwood, has received prestigious awards and recognition, including an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, recognition in Best Lawyers in America®, and multiple Best Criminal Law/DWI Lawyer in Arkansas awards from the Arkansas Times.

No matter the charges you are facing, Norwood & Norwood, P.A. has the experience, resources, and skills to help. We employ a team-based approach to criminal defense, seeking the strongest possible strategy for your unique situation.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Law Firm Today

At Norwood & Norwood, P.A., our Northwest Arkansas criminal defense lawyers believe in making our legal services accessible. To that end, we offer a completely free first consultation, with no obligation to hire our firm. We also provide reasonable rates and payment plans, and we have several office locations to better serve our clients. We are available for same-day appointments upon request. Check out some of our recent case results!

Speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney at our firm today. Request a free office visit today. We have offices in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, or Springdale. Call (479) 235-4600 or contact us online.

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Recent Case Results

Over 25,000 Cases Won and Dismissed

  • 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

Opinions that Matter

Hundreds of 5 Star Reviews
  • “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
  • “Drug Crime DISMISSED! From the moment I walked in I could tell I made the right decision. After picking up a drug charge Norwood helped me with my case allowing the charge to be dropped and expounged! Best Lawyer group in NWA.”

    - Ricky
  • “Norwood got my Domestic Battery DISMISSED. I have never been so happy. I was so scared I was shaking because I thought I was going to jail. When I heard my attorneys got my charge dismissed, no money, no court I was overjoyed.”

    - Taylor
  • “I lawfully defended myself with a firearm, but the local authorities decided it was unlawful. Mr. Norwood and his team successfully defended me and all the charges were dropped.”

    - Timothy
  • “After a brief and admittedly shameful argument in front of my children between my wife and me, I was arrested and charged with a litany of trumped up charges by the local police. Thank god for Doug Norwood and his staff!”

    - Anonymous
  • “I was charged with assault on a police officer, public intoxication, and resisting arrest. They worked extremely hard on my case, kept on top of everything, explained everything, kept me informed of what all was going on.”

    - Ann
  • “Wonderful Attorney! Norwood won my DWI. I am very excited because I can get the blow machine out of my car and I won’t have anything on my record.”

    - Sam
  • “I hired Doug Norwood to defend me on criminal mischief charges and possession of instrument of crime charges. He was fabulous and got all charges dismissed.”

    - Al
  • “Drug Charges Dismissed! Thanks to the hard work of all the Norwood Norwood family. Everything from the fee to the friendliness and the result were fabulous.”

    - Herman
  • “Felony Charges Dropped! Norwood & Norwood are excellent lawyers. I was facing felony drug charges and they were able to get the charges dropped.”

    - Jeff
  • “Felony charge reduced to misdemeanor, no jail! I didn't see any prison or jail time and ended up with only a misdemeanor offense. I am 100% satisfied with Norwood and Norwood and would recommend them to anyone.”

    - Bill
  • “Felony charge dropped! Norwood & Norwood is a great law firm. I was facing a serious felony and Angela Hyde got my charges reduced to a misdemeanor with no jail time, no public service, with minimal fees at a reasonable price.”

    - A.R.B.
  • “I would recommend them to anyone who is facing felony charges. My charges were amended to a misdemeanor and ultimately dismissed.”

    - Jose
  • “I was in serious trouble and could have gone to prison. I didn't have to do any jail and they even got me a misdemeanor rather than a felony. I would absolutely recommend this firm.”

    - Pat
  • “Norwood got my felony charge dismissed. I am so happy because that saved my job and my future and I was so stressed out I could barely breath and am now so happy I am dancing for joy. Thank you thank you thank you”

    - Paul
  • “Felony case reduced to misdemeanor with no jail time served! I had an initial assault charge reduced to harassment, and I didn't have to serve any jail time. The attorneys at Norwood and Norwood worked very hard to ensure the best outcome for me.”

    - Jackson
  • “Felony Dismissed! Norwood and Norwood by far surpassed any expectations. They have always been thorough in their duties and on point with ensuring I was notified and informed of all aspects throughout.”

    - Lee
  • “Felony terroristic threatening charges dismissed! I was charged with a felony against my wife who was pregnant. My attorney was able to get get the no contact order amended so that I could be with my wife when my daughter was born.”

    - Jamie
  • “Felony Revoke Dismissed! I thought that I was in jail for 2 years on the revoke. Luckily I found this firm and they were able to work with the Prosecutor to get them to completely dismiss the revoke.”

    - Rambo
  • “Felony Sex Assault Dismissed! My attorneys believed me from the beginning and were willing to take my case all the way to a jury trial and we WON!!”

    - Robin
  • “Felony case - Great Attorney! Throughout the entire process facing this felony charge, i was given peace and a sense of security while the Norwood team took the steps necessary for the best possible outcome.”

    - Jennifer
  • “Did a really great job with my up coming case fighting a felony charge dropped to a misdemeanor.”

    - Nathan
  • “Got my drug charges DISMISSED! I was charged with a drug charge and I was on parole so I was super scared that I was going to go to prison. Norwood got the drug charges dismissed and I am so grateful.”

    - Tony
  • “Best lawyers hands down! I hired Norwood & Norwood not too long ago to help me fight a drug charge against me that I knew could carry long term effects. Norwood ended up clearing me of my charges and they were able to keep my record clean!”

    - Carol
  • “WOW! Great results! I hired Norwood on 2 cases and was super happy. He was able to get the most serious charge dismissed all together and then the other charge was kept off my record and I didn’t even have to go to court.”

    - Larry
  • “WOW! Great results. I hired Norwood on 2 cases and was super happy. He was able to get the most serious charge dismissed all together and then the other charge was kept off my record and I didn’t even have to go to court.”

  • “My 6 year-old daughter was with me at the time so he ticketed me for reckless driving, improper passing on the shoulder and endangering the welfare of a minor. Norwood was able to get the charges for endangering dismissed.”

    - Asron
  • “Awesome! The best! I have used his services a few times and he is simply the best. He has all kinds of awards and is known for some historical cases won in court. If you want the best ask for Doug.”

    - Lance
  • “They kept me out of jail! The prosecutor wanted me to do 10 days in jail and Doug Norwood and his staff of lawyers kept me out of jail two separate times. They are great at their jobs and easy to work with.”

    - Caitlin
  • “Public Intoxication Dismissed! Was charged with public intoxication and I was very worried about my record. I am going to school to be an engineer and did not want to ruin my goals. This firm has helped me in the past and did a great job.”

    - Alex
  • “No JAIL on 35th driving on suspended license! I've used Norwood and Norwood multiple times before and they've always done a good job for me so I hired Norwood to help me. Just like before, they kept me out of jail and made the process easy and efficient.”

    - Bruno
  • “Life saver! I was charged with no interlock device and driving on a suspended license. Got one dismissed and no jail, no public service, no court! I couldn’t be happier.”

    - Chris
  • “Got my public intox DISMISSED! I was very worried that it would affect my job and my life. He got it dismissed! I am so thankful and would highly recommend him and his firm. The fee was very reasonable and I couldn’t be happier.”

    - Scott
  • “Saved my life! I had a great experience and an amazing result with the Team at Norwood and Norwood. They were always compassionate, honest and professional. They were also excellent communicators, always keeping me informed of the process and next steps.”

    - John
  • “Norwood is a great attorney! I have used Doug Norwood for three different cases over the years. He has always done an outstanding job. His fees and payment plans have always been wonderful and he and his entire staff treated me with friendliness and kindne”

    - Ed
  • “Norwood is spectacular. I was charged with domestic violence and he got my charge dismissed. I am beyond happy and would recommend to anyone who has a crime charge.”

    - Wade
  • “20 STARS IF I COULD! His fees are always reasonable and they let me make payments. The latest case that is just finished is a Domestic Battery and will be dismissed. Great job and thank you.”

    - Mike
  • “DOMESTIC BATTERY DISMISSED! My domestic battery was dismissed and my criminal mischief was kept off my record. I didn’t have to go to court at all and I couldn’t be happier with the result.”

    - Kara

We Can Help You!

6 Reasons to Choose Us
  • Nearly 100 Years of Combined Experience
  • More than 35,000 Charges Won or Dismissed
  • Highly Respected by Peers, Judges and Clients
  • Former Prosecutors Who Understand Both Sides of the Law
  • Affordable Payment Plans
  • Your First Visit is Absolutely Free

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