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Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Law Firm in Northwest Arkansas

Serving 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. Our experience helps us find many police mistakes and other problems with the prosecutor’s case. We have gotten our clients 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).

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

Browse the menu on this page to learn more about the types of cases we handle or contact us now at (479) 235-4600 for a completely free office visit. 

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 skill to help. We employ a team-based approach to criminal defense, seeking the strongest possible strategy for your unique situation.

Accessible Legal Criminal Defense in Northwest Arkansas

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

Local Resources

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Turning Police Mistakes into Victories

We've Helped Over 35,000 People Get GREAT RESULTS
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  • DWI – BAC .17
  • Possession - Controlled Substance
  • Possession - Pills
  • Theft of Property

Hundreds of Five Star Review

  • “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
  • “Got my public intox DISMISSED!”
    “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
  • “Wonderful Attorney!”
    “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
  • “Felony Revoke Dismissed!”
    “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
  • “Got my drug charges DISMISSED!”
    “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
  • “Life saver!”
    “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
  • “I would absolutely recommend this firm.”
    “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
  • “They kept me out of jail!”
    “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

Contact Norwood & Norwood, P.A. Today!

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  • 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