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Northwest Arkansas Drug Crime Lawyers: 479-235-4600

Experienced Criminal Defense in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers and Springdale

Drug crimes in Arkansas can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. If it is a felony, the least serious drug charges can get you up to 6 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. If it is a misdemeanor, you can get a year in jail and a fine of $2,500.

Because drug charges are so serious, if you or someone you love has a drug charge, Norwood & Norwood, P.A. believes you need an experienced attorney as quickly as possible after you are charged. We know how to fight for you and help you through the process.

The criminal defense team at Norwood and Norwood, P.A. has close to 100 years of experience defending people in Northwest Arkansas with drug charges, and includes former prosecuting attorneys. Attorney Doug Norwood leads our criminal defense team which has fought for thousands of people charged with drug crimes and knows what it takes to obtain the most favorable outcome. That’s why we have 100’s of 5 star reviews. Check out the most recent case results we have achieved for our clients!

Our criminal defense team has already used our knowledge and experience to get 1,000’s of drug charges:

  • Dismissed, or
  • Found not guilty, or
  • Reduced to misdemeanors, or
  • Kept off our clients’ records, or
  • Kept from being filed.

Most of our clients who are charged with a drug charge don’t go to jail or prison.

Small Sample of Some of Our Drug Case Results

  • DISMISSED: Delivery - Controlled Substance (State v H.S.)
  • DISMISSED: Possession - Meth (State v B.B.)
  • DISMISSED: Possession - w/Intent to Deliver (State v J.P.)
  • DISMISSED: Possession - Marijuana (State v A.B.)
  • DISMISSED: Possession - Drug Paraphernalia (State v K.R.)
  • DISMISSED: Possession - Pills (State v A.W.)

Check out more drug related results below or by clicking here.

*** The people of Northwest Arkansas have voted us Best of NWA Criminal Lawyer, NWA Democrat-Gazette***

You must decide if you should plead guilty or not guilty to the Judge. Our advice is to definitely plead NOT guilty. If you hire us, you may not have to attend your first court hearing.

Our top priority is getting the best possible outcome for your individual case. Call (479) 235-4600 now to discuss your rights and legal options during a FREE office visit. We have offices in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers or Springdale.

Penalties for Drug Crimes in AR

A conviction for a drug offense may include jail/prison, fines, probation, and many other penalties. Drug crimes can be felonies or misdemeanors. The Arkansas penalties for drug crimes include:

  • Class Y felony: 10 to 40 years in prison or life imprisonment
  • Class A felony: 6 to 30 years in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000
  • Class B felony: 5 to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000
  • Class C felony: 3 to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000
  • Class D felony: 0 to 6 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000
  • Class A misdemeanor: up to 1 year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500
  • Class B misdemeanor: up to 90 days in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000
  • Class C misdemeanor: up to 30 days in jail and a maximum fine of $500

What Happens If I’m Convicted of a Drug Crime in Arkansas?

Unless you win your drug crime case:

  • You could be sentenced to jail or prison
  • You may pay hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines and fees
  • Your driver’s license maybe suspended for months
  • You may have to sign up for substance abuse treatment at your own expense
  • 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 criminal defense team at Norwood & Norwood, P.A. has hundreds of five-star reviews. When you schedule a free visit, we will let you know about our affordable payment plans with a low down payment (Visa/MasterCard/Discover accepted) and determine your available legal options to help you get the best result!

Types of Drug Charges We Defend

  • Drug possession
  • Drug manufacturing/growing
  • Drug trafficking
  • Prescription fraud
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession with intent to deliver
  • Simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms

Our firm will use our decades of experience to work towards helping you:

  • Get your drug charges dismissed
  • Win your drug charge
  • Keep charges off your record
  • Keep you out of jail/prison
  • Keep your driver’s license from being suspended
  • Keep you from going to court
  • Keep your fines low

Possession of Controlled Substances

Arkansas regulates the possession of controlled dangerous substances (CDS). Controlled substances include many common illegal drugs—such as marijuana, meth, heroin, cocaine, and LSD—as well as the compounds used to make those drugs. Controlled substances can also include legal prescription drugs.

When someone is arrested for drug possession, they are at risk of facing several severe penalties. Punishments can include significant jail/prison time and large fines. The specific consequences for these offenses are determined by the type and amount of drug involved, among other factors.

Drug Schedules in Arkansas

In Arkansas, controlled substances are divided into six schedules or categories based on their risk of dependency and abuse and whether they have an accepted medical use.

The schedule of the drug impacts the penalties you could face. Schedule I and II drugs can be charged as different levels of felonies depending on a variety factors. Possession of a Schedule III, IV, or V drug can be a misdemeanor or a felony, quite often depending on the amount. Possession of marijuana can be a misdemeanor or felony.

The drug schedules include:

  • Schedule I: drugs that have no medical use and are the most likely to be abused, including opiates, heroin, Ecstasy, morphine, and GHB
  • Schedule II: drugs that have an accepted medical use but pose a high risk of dependency and abuse, including methamphetamine and cocaine
  • Schedule III: drugs that have medicinal use and a lower risk of addiction, including anabolic steroids
  • Schedule IV: drugs that can be used in medical treatment and have a low risk of dependency and abuse, including sleep medications and anti-depressants
  • Schedule V: drugs that can be used medicinally and are considered the least dangerous controlled substance, including prescriptions and OTC drugs
  • Schedule VI: drugs that have no approved medicinal use and could cause harm or addiction, including marijuana

Get the Representation You Need

Drug crimes come with serious consequences. You cannot afford to not have an aggressive criminal defense team on your side during this challenging time. Obtain experienced legal counsel by reaching out to Norwood & Norwood, P.A. Our Northwest Arkansas drug crime lawyers are waiting to listen to your side of the story and help you figure out the right course of action. We offer reasonable rates and payment plans as part of our commitment to make our legal services affordable.

To find out how to proceed with your case, contact our skilled criminal lawyers online or by phone at (479) 235-4600.

Drug Case Results

We Can Help You Achieve a Great Outcome

  • Possession - w/ Intent to Deliver Drugs Dismissed
  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Possession - Marijuana Dismissed
  • Possession - Meth Dismissed
  • Possession - Ecstasy Dismissed
  • Possession - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Dismissed
  • Possession - Pills Dismissed
  • Possession - Meth Kept Off Record
  • Possession - Marijuana Dismissed
  • Possession - w/ Intent to Deliver Dismissed
  • Possession - w/ Intent to Deliver Dismissed
  • Possession - Marijuana Dismissed
  • Possession - Marijuana Kept Off Record
  • Possession - Mushrooms Dismissed
  • Possession - Drugs & Firearm Dismissed
  • Possession - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Possession - Controlled Substance Not Guilty
  • Possession - Controlled Substance Not Guilty
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Dismissed
  • Possession - Controlled Substance Not Guilty
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Not Guilty
  • Possession - Controlled Substance w/ Intent to Deliver Dismissed
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Dismissed
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Dismissed
  • Possession - K-2 Not Guilty
  • Possession - w/ Intent to Deliver Dismissed
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Not Guilty
  • Possession - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Minor in Possession Dismissed
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Kept Off Record
  • Possession - Pills Dismissed
  • Possession - Controlled Substance Not Guilty
  • Possession - Controlled Substance Not Guilty
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Not Guilty
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Not Guilty
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Not Guilty
  • Possession - Controlled Substance w/ Intent to Deliver Dismissed
  • Simultaneous Possession - Drugs & Firearm Dismissed
  • Manuf. of a Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Poss.of Controlled Substance-Meth Dismissed
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Dismissed
  • Possession - Meth Kept Off Record
  • Possession - Marijuana Dismissed
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Dismissed
  • Possession - Marijuana Kept Off Record
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Possession - Marijuana Dismissed
  • Possession - Mushrooms Dismissed
  • Possession - Meth Kept Off Record
  • Possession - Marijuana Dismissed
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Dismissed
  • Possession - Marijuana Dismissed
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Dismissed
  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Poss. of Controlled Substance Kept Off Record
  • Poss. of Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Dismissed
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Kept Off Record
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Opinions that Matter

Hundreds of 5 Star Reviews
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  • “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
  • “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 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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Norwood got my drug charge dismissed and I couldn’t be more grateful. I didn’t have to pay and fines or anything.”

    - Maria
  • “Greatest lawyer ever! I was charged with drugs and Norwood got the possession of drugs dismissed. I was charged with possession of a controlled substance again and Norwood was able to get it amended to a lesser charge.”

    - James
  • “I got caught with a meth pipe in my pocket and this team of lawyers got it dismiss with no plea, no classes, no public service and no jail! I ended up paying only $100 on the drug charges.”

    - Al
  • “I got caught with felony drugs because officers searched my car to see what they could find. The cops tried to get me to work with them to get a better result on my case. In the end, the Norwood firm got my entire case dropped without me going to court.”

    - Taylor
  • “Drug Case Dismissed - Norwood has the best reputation in Benton County. After using them I would have to say they are the best attorneys I have ever used. 5 stars!!!!!!!!!”

    - John
  • “I have used the Norwood firm many times. They always get great results. This time the police found drugs in my car. We decided to have a trial and the Judge found me not guilty.”

    - Alex
  • “The Norwood’s are great to work with and you can trust that they will make sure your case is examined to the fullest extent. They were able to get my marijuana charges dismissed and expunged.”

    - Chris
  • “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 esponged! Best Lawyer group in NWA.”

    - Ricky
  • “Norwood & Norwood got my driving on suspended and drug charge dismissed. They also kept me out of jail when I didn't pay my old fines and court costs.”

    - Chuck
  • “Hands down best in the area, very hard working and great people. They got multiple drug charges dropped for me.”

    - Carlos
  • “Felony Drug Charges - Norwood came through for me, an answered prayer. Got my case dismissed so easily. I'm so thankful they where on my side.”

    - Carly
  • “Norwood was able to dismiss my drug charges completely. I would highly recommend them to anyone! They are great at communicating and wonderful to work with.”

    - Jim
  • “I hired Norwood & Norwood to represent me on drug charges. I have used them before for drug charges and they did a great job for me. Well, they did a great job again! They got rid of my drug charges and I couldn’t be happier.”

    - Tye
  • “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
  • “I wrecked my car and got charged with possession of a controlled substance as a result. I was arrested and worried I would get more jail. My dad had used Norwood before and been happy, so I thought I would trust them to handle my possession charge.”

    - Jeff
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  • 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
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