Should I Plead Guilty for My Theft Charge? Experience Matters. Results Matter. Your Attorney Matters.

Should I Plead GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY To My Theft Charge?

You should definitely plead NOT GUILTY to your Theft charge! The first court hearing is called an arraignment. If you hire our law firm, we will enter a “Not Guilty” plea for you at your arraignment and YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO GO TO COURT, as long as you are not charged with a felony. The purpose of an arraignment is to plead “Guilty” or “Not Guilty” to the Judge. If you were to plead “guilty,” the Judge would set your sentence on each of your charges to whatever he or she wants within the minimum and maximum sentence allowed by law. On your Theft charge, the Judge can put you in jail or, if it is a felony, in prison!

Some people worry that if they plead “Not Guilty,” when they feel they are really guilty, that it could hurt them later. Please do not worry. The criminal justice system is designed for you to plead “Not Guilty.” This is the case because in America you are considered innocent until the prosecutor can prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. First, this allows Norwood & Norwood, if you hire us as your attorneys, to examine all of the evidence to see if the prosecutor has enough evidence to prove you guilty AND to see if the police got that evidence lawfully without making errors. In other words, we look for a way to WIN! You would be shocked at how many cases we win, even when our client is technically guilty, because the police do not do their job properly. Next, the system is designed for us to negotiate with the prosecutor to get the best possible plea bargain (sentence) for you. We have negotiated many thousands of dismissals for our clients’ charges. The prosecutor negotiates so that the state will be spared the time and expense of a trial. Our firm has defended approximataely 1,000 Theft cases. The Norwood & Norwood criminal defense legal team uses that experience, and problems we find with the prosecutor’s evidence, to work toward really great outcomes for our clients. Those may include winning your case, getting dismissal of charges, keeping you out of jail, keeping charges off of your record, keeping fines low, etc.

The consequences of conviction can be costly! You potentially face jail time, fines, court costs, and even the loss of your job. Norwood & Norwood has either won or negotiated dismissals for many thousands of charges for our clients and most of our clients NEVER GO TO JAIL. Let us see if we can do that for you! Your first visit with us to discuss your case is absolutely FREE, and you are under no obligation to hire us. If you decide to hire us, we offer reasonable rates, payment plans, and accept VISA, MASTERCARD and DISCOVER. We have proven many thousands of times that, just because you have been charged with a crime, doesn’t mean you will be convicted of that crime. If you have the opportunity to hire one of the best criminal defense law firms in Northwest Arkansas at a reasonable rate you can afford, why wouldn’t you? We fight hard for our clients and we would love to help you!

Theft Case Results

We Can Help You Achieve a Great Outcome

  • Possession - Meth Dismissed
  • DWI - BAC .17 Not Guilty
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed
  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • DWI – BAC .22% Not Guilty
  • Possession - Pills Dismissed
  • Terroristic Threatening Dismissed
  • Residential Burglary Dismissed
  • DWI - Drugs Not Guilty
  • Possession - w/ Intent to Deliver Drugs Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assualt Dismissed
  • Domestic Assault Dismissed
  • Drive on Suspended DL Dismissed
  • DWI - BAC .18 Not Guilty
  • Forgery Dismissed
  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Assault 2nd Degree Dismissed
  • Possession - w/ Intent to Deliver Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery 3rd Degree Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Not Guilty
  • Domestic Assault Not Guilty
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed
  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Possession - Marijuana Dismissed
  • Possession - Pills Dismissed
  • Possession - Meth Dismissed
  • Battery in the 2nd Degree Dismissed
  • Possession - Marijuana Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed
  • DWI – BAC .15 Not Guilty
  • Shoplifting Kept Off Record
  • Battery 3rd Degree Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed
  • Battery Not Guilty
  • Domestic Battery 3rd Degree Dismissed
  • Domestic Assault Dismissed
  • Battery Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Drive on Suspended DL Dismissed
  • Terroristic Threatening Dismissed
  • Sex Assault Dismissed
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Possession - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Residential Burglary Kept Off Record
  • Possession - Ecstasy Dismissed
  • Possession - Pills Dismissed
  • Possession - Meth Kept Off Record
  • Possession - Marijuana Dismissed
  • Possession - w/ Intent to Deliver Dismissed
  • Possession - Mushrooms Dismissed
  • Possession - Drugs & Firearm Dismissed
  • Rape Dismissed
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Criminal Mischief Dismissed
  • Possession - Drug Paraphernalia Dismissed
  • Theft of Property Dismissed
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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
  • “CHARGED WITH A DWI AND THEY GOT IT DROPPED! 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 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 Crime DISMISSED! 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 expounged! Best Lawyer group in NWA.”

    - Ricky
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Felony charge reduced to misdemeanor, no jail! I didn't see any prison or jail time and ended up with only a misdemeanor offense. I am 100% satisfied with Norwood and Norwood and would recommend them to anyone.”

    - Bill
  • “Felony charge dropped! Norwood & Norwood is a great law firm. I was facing a serious felony and Angela Hyde got my charges reduced to a misdemeanor with no jail time, no public service, with minimal fees at a reasonable price.”

    - A.R.B.
  • “I would recommend them to anyone who is facing felony charges. My charges were amended to a misdemeanor and ultimately dismissed.”

    - Jose
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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 terroristic threatening charges dismissed! I was charged with a felony against my wife who was pregnant. My attorney was able to get get the no contact order amended so that I could be with my wife when my daughter was born.”

    - Jamie
  • “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
  • “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 - Great Attorney! Throughout the entire process facing this felony charge, i was given peace and a sense of security while the Norwood team took the steps necessary for the best possible outcome.”

    - Jennifer
  • “Did a really great job with my up coming case fighting a felony charge dropped to a misdemeanor.”

    - Nathan
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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.”

  • “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
  • “Awesome! The best! I have used his services a few times and he is simply the best. He has all kinds of awards and is known for some historical cases won in court. If you want the best ask for Doug.”

    - Lance
  • “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
  • “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
  • “No JAIL on 35th driving on suspended license! I've used Norwood and Norwood multiple times before and they've always done a good job for me so I hired Norwood to help me. Just like before, they kept me out of jail and made the process easy and efficient.”

    - Bruno
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Saved my life! I had a great experience and an amazing result with the Team at Norwood and Norwood. They were always compassionate, honest and professional. They were also excellent communicators, always keeping me informed of the process and next steps.”

    - John
  • “Norwood is a great attorney! I have used Doug Norwood for three different cases over the years. He has always done an outstanding job. His fees and payment plans have always been wonderful and he and his entire staff treated me with friendliness and kindne”

    - Ed
  • “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
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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
  • Affordable Payment Plans
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