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

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

We 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 firm 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 attorneys who not only understands the law, but also how to use it effectively to your advantage.

At Norwood & Norwood, P.A., we 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

At Norwood & Norwood, P.A., we 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.

Recent Case Results

Over 25,000 Cases Won and Dismissed

  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • DWI – BAC .17 Not Guilty
  • Criminal Mischief Dismissed
  • Possession - w/ Intent to Deliver Drugs Dismissed
  • Residential Burglary Dismissed
  • Carry Prohibited Weapon Dismissed
  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Theft of Property Dismissed
  • Shoplifting Dismissed
  • Forgery Dismissed
  • Possession - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Speeding Not Guilty
  • Reckless Driving Not Guilty
  • Minor in Possession Dismissed
  • Possession - Pills Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Rape Dismissed
  • Breaking and Entering Dismissed
  • DWI – BAC .14 Not Guilty
  • DWI – BAC .23 Not Guilty
  • Failure to Appear Dismissed
  • Driving on a Suspended DL Dismissed
  • Possession - Pills Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed
  • Residential Burglary Kept Off Record
  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Possession - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Possession - Meth Kept Off Record
  • Terroristic Threatening Dismissed
  • Possession - Meth Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed
  • Possession - w/ Intent to Deliver Dismissed
  • Sex Assault Dismissed
  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
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Opinions that Matter

Hundreds of 5 Star Reviews
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  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “My wife and I got into it and I was arrested for a second time... I could not have it on my record. Norwood had my back and now my charge will be dismissed!”

    - Jose
  • “I was charged with two domestic charges, however I hired Norwood attorney and they were very reliable and helpful.”

    - Witt
  • “Thank you so much for assisting me and for being on the ball!!! My assault charges were dismissed and I can go on with my life now!”

    - Matt
  • “Norwood and Norwood got my domestic battery dismissed. They kept me in the loop and the payment plans were affordable.”

    - Earl
  • “Norwood and Norwood were able to get my domestic battery charge dismissed. I was so excited! Everyone was friendly and helpful.”

    - Ann
  • “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
  • “The terroristic threatening charges were completely dropped - I don't know of any other firm in NW Arkansas that can come close in comparison to them.”

    - Usveteran
  • “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
  • “Norwood and Norwood was able to get my residential burglary and assault charges nolle prossed.”

    - Clint
  • “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
  • “I was charged with a DWI and refusal to take the breath test. Norwood won it all!!!! Everyone in the firm is super friendly and everyone cares about you.”

    - Ed
  • “Norwood did an absolutely amazing job. I was so concerned having 5 charges including Dwi and drugs, but from the beginning everyone worked very hard on this case.”

    - David
  • “Doug Norwood and his firm won my DWI. I am so excited. It will save me tons of money on my insurance and in fines and court costs.”

    - Andy
  • “They got the DWI DROPPED And I only had one traffic charge conviction. I feel this went in my favor for sure.”

    - John
  • “I was facing charges for DWI and Fleeing. The charges were wrong from the beginning and Norwood & Norwood were able to get me completely out of the charges. I was found not guilty at trial.”

    - Derin
  • “Was arrested for DWI and I was super stressed. I called for an appointment and was able to schedule it that weekend. They gave me their professional advice and let me make the choice. They answered all my questions. But best of all THEY GOT MY DWI DROPPED!”

    - Leigh
  • “I was charged with my 1st DWI when I wasn't even intoxicated! The attorneys were able to prove to Driver Control that I was not intoxicated, and there was no reason to have my license suspended!!!”

    - Jamie
  • “I was charged with a DWI and multiple other charges and they were incredible at getting my case completely dismissed. They truly have your best interest at heart at Norwood & Norwood.”

    - James
  • “I was charged with DWI. The State had a very BS case against me. Doug was able to prove that not only was I not intoxicated but the officer shouldn't have ever even arrested me.”

    - Ricky
  • “Turns out it was better than alright and they ended up winning the case and getting my DWI charge completely dismissed saving me thousands.”

    - Chris
  • “I was charged with DUI, Minor in Possession, and Reckless driving. I was able to get the Minor in possession and Reckless driving completely dropped. Also, I did not have any jail time or community service.”

    - Mike
  • “I was arrested for a DWI with my child in the car and I was facing 30 days in jail up to 1 year. I am so happy that Norwood's hard work got rid of some of my charges and I WONT SERVE ANY JAIL TIME.”

    - Elizabeth
  • “I got into a car accident and was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving while intoxicated. Luckily, Norwood was able to get everything dismissed.”

    - Jeff
  • “I had lots of people refer me here and I’m very happy with their work. I was wrongly arrested on a DWI and was found not guilty.”

    - Karen
  • “I only have a reckless driving, no jail, no criminal record. Best of all, they have already started to provide advise on expungement since the case is concluded. Absolutely thinking ahead for their clients. I am very thrilled with their service.”

    - George
  • “My 17 year old son was charged with an offense that could’ve carried jail time and loss of his drivers license. His charges were dropped down to a simple speeding ticket.”

    - Carl
  • “I got charged with my 3rd DWI in five years and was facing a minimum of 90 days in jail, up to one year in jail. Norwood and Norwood were great. They kept me out of jail entirely right before the holidays.”

    - Kasler
  • “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 was charged with a DWI with a high BAC of .16, but they got the charge dropped! I received minimum fines, and no jail or public service work.”

    - Brian
  • “Was initially charged with 2 DWI's, only being a month short of each other. Norwood has provided persistence with my cases and have made it to where I will be pleading guilty for one DWI.”

    - Ann
  • “Had a second offense DWI and was sure I was going to jail. On top of that they found drugs on me. I didn’t do any jail and the drug charg was dismissed.”

    - Ken
  • “Norwood got my drug charge dismissed and I couldn’t be more grateful. I didn’t have to pay and fines or anything.”

    - Maria
  • “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
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We Can Help You!

6 Reasons to Choose Us
  • Nearly 100 Years of Combined Experience
  • More than 25,000 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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