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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

  • Delivery - Controlled Substance
  • DWI – BAC .17
  • Possession - Controlled Substance
  • Possession - Pills
  • Theft of Property

Turning Police Mistakes into Victories

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

Hundreds of Five Star Review

  • “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
  • “WOW! Great results.”
    “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.”
  • “Public Intoxication Dismissed!”
    “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
  • “Did a really great job with my up coming case fighting a felony charge dropped to a misdemeanor.”
    - Nathan
  • “WOW! Great results!”
    “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
  • “Felony Dismissed! Norwood and Norwood by far surpassed any expectations.”
    “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 Sex Assault Dismissed!”
    “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 Dismissed!”
    “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

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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