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Assault & Battery Attorneys in Northwest Arkansas

Defending Clients in Benton County, Arkansas and Washington County, Arkansas for 30+ Years

If you're visiting our website, you may have had an incident with a loved one or someone else and are facing a battery or assault charge. You are probably worried by the no contact order and because you can get up to one year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines, even on the least serious battery charge—and you don’t know what to do. Attorney Doug Norwood and his criminal defense team know what to do. More than 35,000 people have already trusted Norwood & Norwood, P.A.to help them, including thousands of people with battery/assault charges. His experience as a former prosecutor, plus over 30 years of battery/assault defense experience, gives our Northwest Arkansas assault and battery defense lawyers the experience to get you a great result! That is why we have hundreds of 5 star reviews and the people of Northwest Arkansas have voted us Best of NWA Criminal Lawyer, NWA Democrat-Gazette.

We have had thousands of battery/assault charges:

  • Dismissed, or
  • Found Not Guilty, or
  • Kept off their records or reduced, and
  • Many no contact orders dismissed.

You must decide if you need an attorney and if you should plead guilty or not guilty to the Judge. Our advice: you need us! and definitely plead not guilty. If you hire us, you will probably not have to go to your first court date.

Small Sample of Some of Our Assault/Battery Case Results

  • DISMISSED: Domestic Battery 3rd Degree (State v R.E.)
  • DISMISSED: Battery in the 3rd Degree (State v E.L.)
  • DISMISSED: Domestic Battery (State v C.J.)
  • DISMISSED: Assault in the 3rd Degree (Sate v R.G.)
  • DISMISSED: Aggravated Assault (State v K.D.)
  • NOT GUILTY: Domestic Assault (State v L.G.)
  • KEPT OFF RECORD: Battery in the 3rd Degree (State v M.J.)

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WE WANT TO HELP YOU! Call (479) 235-4600 today to discuss your case with our experienced criminal defense attorneys. Request a free office visit today. We have offices in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers or Springdale.

Our Criminal Defense Team Has 100s of Five Star Reviews

A conviction for assault or battery can adversely affect both your personal and professional life. You cannot afford to proceed without the assistance of our experienced law firm on your side.

When you turn to Norwood & Norwood, P.A., our Northwest Arkansas assault and battery lawyers can help you fight to defend your rights and your freedom. We have successfully won, dismissed and kept off criminal records thousands of battery / assault charges for our clients.

We know it is a stressful time right now. Don’t’ worry…we have this!

Unless you win your assault / battery charge:

  • You could be sentenced to jail or prison
  • You may pay hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines and fees
  • You may loose your gun rights forever
  • You may have to sign up for substance abuse or anger management treatment at your own expense
  • You may be placed on probation
  • You may not be able to rent a place to live
  • You could be fired from your job
  • You may have a hard time getting a job
  • You may have a hard time getting into college
  • You may get suspended or expelled from college

Our legal team will use our decades of experience to fight to keep this from happening to you!

Arkansas Battery Laws

Although battery offenses may sound similar to assault, battery is usually a more serious crime with harsher penalties. The primary difference between the two charges is that battery includes offensive or unlawful physical contact, while assault may not. Battery charges can result from most forms of contact that causes injury.

Battery is divided into three degrees (first, second, and third). Battery in the first-degree battery is typically charged as a Class B Felony, but under certain circumstances can be charged as a Class Y Felony. The penalties for these charges range from 5 to 40 years imprisonment.

Third-degree battery and third-degree domestic battery (which involves a family or household member) are Class A Misdemeanors, which holds a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine not exceeding $2,500.

When it comes to third-degree domestic battery, if the defendant knew or should’ve known that the alleged victim was pregnant, or if the defendant was convicted of a prior domestic battery in the last five years, third-degree domestic battery is considered a Class D Felony. Remember, if convicted of any domestic violence charge, you can loose your gun right!

Second-degree battery is a Class D Felony, which carries a maximum prison term of six years and a fine no more than $10,000.

An individual may be charged with second-degree battery if:

  • The accused caused severe physical injury to someone else or used a deadly weapon rather than a gun
  • The accused person’s reckless actions resulted in serious physical harm
  • The defendant intentionally caused physical injury or incapacitates a police officer, firefighter, correctional officer, or any other type of law enforcement official in the act of duty

An individual may be charged with first-degree battery when:

  • The accused used a deadly weapon against another to cause physical injury
  • The defendant intended to cause severe disfigurement to another by destroying or permanently disabling an organ or member of their body
  • The individual caused serious personal injury to another in a manner that demonstrated extreme indifference to the value of human life
  • The accused purposefully caused serious injury to an unborn child or a pregnant mother
  • The defendant knowingly caused serious physical injury to a child under the age of 12

Assault Laws in Arkansas

In Arkansas, assault and battery are two separate offenses. Assault may be charged when an individual engages in behavior that causes another person to be at risk of injury or death. Additionally, if anyone intentionally tries to impede someone else’s breathing or blood circulation, he or she can be charged with assault.

Assault crimes are divided into four categories, including:

  • Third-degree assault – punishable by up to 30 days imprisonment and a maximum fine of $500
  • Second-degree assault – punishable by up to 90 days imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1,000
  • First-degree assault – punishable by up to one-year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $2,500
  • Aggravated assault – punishable by up to six years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000;

Aggravated assault, the most serious assault offense, is charged as a felony. The other three categories of assault are charged as misdemeanors. The level of the crime is determined by the defendant’s intent, whether he or she used a firearm, and the seriousness of the risks caused by the behavior.

Contact Norwood & Norwood, P.A. Today

If you have been arrested for assault or battery, you do not have to fight your charges alone. Our Northwest Arkansas assault and battery attorneys can offer the aggressive legal representation you need. We are highly experienced and accomplished criminal defense attorneys with a proven track record of results; most of our clients never go to jail.

Begin planning your defense by scheduling free office visit. Call (479) 235-4600 or submit an online contact form now. We offer reasonable rates and payment plans.

Battery or Assault Case Results

We Can Help You Achieve a Great Outcome

  • Domestic Assault Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Not Guilty
  • Domestic Assault Not Guilty
  • Domestic Assault 2nd Degree Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed
  • Battery Not Guilty
  • Domestic Assault Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed
  • Battery 3rd Degree Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Assault Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Not Guilty
  • Battery Not Guilty
  • Assault Not Guilty
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Kept Off Record
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Kept Off Record
  • Domestic Battery Kept Off Record
  • Battery 3rd Degree Kept Off Record
  • Domestic Assault Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Battery 3rd Degree Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Assault Kept Off Record
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Battery 3rd Degree Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Kept Off Record
  • Battery 3rd Degree Kept Off Record
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Battery 3rd Degree Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Assault Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Battery 3rd Degree Dismissed
  • Domestic Assault Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Battery Dismissed
  • Assault Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Assault Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Not Guilty
  • Domestic Assault Dismissed
  • Assault Dismissed
  • Battery Not Guilty
  • Domestic Assault Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Assault 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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Domestic Charge Dismissed! I was charged with two domestic charges, however I hired Norwood attorney and they were very reliable and helpful.”

    - Witt
  • “Domestic Battery Dismissed! 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
  • “Magnificent! 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
  • “BATTERY DISMISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Norwood and Norwood were able to get my domestic battery charge dismissed. I was so excited! Everyone was friendly and helpful.”

    - Ann
  • “Norwood and Norwood was able to get it DISMISSED which saved me from losing my gun rights.”

    - Eric
  • “I hired Doug Norwood for my legal defense. I am extremely happy with the outcome and the performance and hard work of his office. I was charged with assault on a police officer, public intoxication, and resisting arrest.”

    - Ann
  • “Doug Norwood is the best of the best. I was charged with a domestic battery and Norwood got the charge dismissed. I am very happy and I would highly recommend. His fee was very reasonable and I was able to make payments. Very thankful!”

    - Ed
  • “I hired Doug Norwood to defend me on a domestic battery and I am so glad I did. He let me pay payments and everyone at Norwood and Norwood was super friendly and helpful. Best of all my criminal charge of domestic battery was dismissed. Thank you so much.”

    - Gus
  • “I have used Doug many times and every case has received fabulous results. It is very obvious that Doug and his team care a lot about his clients. Doug has gotten me such great results I couldn’t be happier.”

    - Mike
  • “I have used Norwood many times and always been very happy. I was charged with a domestic battery and Norwood and Norwood was able to get it dismissed.”

    - Brenda
  • “I was really worried because I got arrested for a Domestic battery. I knew I could go to jail for a year and I was scared. I hired Norwood and Norwood and they made me feel good. They always talked to me and took care of me.”

    - Goodwin
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