Northwest Arkansas Violent Crimes Attorneys
Defending Against Violent Crime Charges in Arkansas
Since many violent crimes in Arkansas can be felony offenses, even the least serious conviction can result in a prison sentence of up to six years and fines of up to $10,000. If your violent crime is not a felony, most misdemeanor violent offenses can result in a jail sentence of up to a year and fines of up to $2,500.
If you don’t know what to do next, reach out to Attorney Doug Norwood and his criminal defense team. He is a former prosecutor who has defended more than 35,000 people charged with crimes, including thousands of those who faced violent crime charges. He has over 30 years of experience, and with his team, has nearly 100 years of combined experience helping clients throughout Northwest Arkansas. 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.
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Why Hire Norwood & Norwood, P.A.
At Norwood & Norwood, P.A., our legal team has already used our knowledge and experience to get thousands of violent crime charges:
- Found not guilty
- Reduced to misdemeanors
- Kept off our clients’’ records
- Kept from being filed
Most of our clients who are charged with a violent crime do not go to jail.
Have you been accused of a violent crime? Call Norwood & Norwood, P.A., today at (479) 235-4600 or contact us online to schedule a free office visit with our violent crimes lawyer in Northwest Arkansas. We have offices in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, or Springdale.
Types of Violent Crimes in Arkansas
In the state of Arkansas, a violent crime can be defined as a type of crime that involves the use of physical force, the threat of physical force, or violence against another individual. The nature of violent crimes can vary on a wide scale and may include physical harm or injury, the use of weapons, or the threat of bodily harm.
Consult with our experienced Northwest Arkansas violent crime lawyers today if you are charged with the following:
Arkansas Violent Crime Penalties
A conviction for any crime of violence can result in life-altering consequences, including imprisonment, fines, probation, and restitution to the victims. The specific penalties imposed will depend on the nature and seriousness of the offense.
The most severe crimes are charged as felonies and have the harshest punishments, including prison. The least serious offenses are classified as misdemeanors and usually result in shorter jail sentences and lower maximum fines.
The sentencing guidelines for violent crimes in Arkansas include the following:
- 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
Defenses Against Violent Crimes
Even though the charges you are facing are serious, it is important to remember that you are innocent until proven guilty. The prosecution must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you committed the crime you have been accused of. Our role as your defense attorneys is to challenge the evidence the prosecution has against you.
We have successfully used several types of defenses when representing those facing charges for violent crimes, including:
- The defendant has an alibi
- The defendant was acting in self-defense
- The accused was intervening on behalf of an innocent third party
- There is a lack of evidence to convict the defendant
- The evidence against the accused was obtained through illegal search and seizure
- The available evidence is inadequate to prove the guilt of the defendant
Small Sample of Some of Our Violent Crime Case Results
- DISMISSED: Assault (State v R.G.)
- DISMISSED: Battery (State v E.L.)
- DISMISSED: Domestic Battery (State v C.J.)
- DISMISSED: Criminal Mischief (State v P.C.)
- DISMISSED: Aggravated Assault (State v K.D.)
- NOT GUILTY: Harassment (State v D.R.) d
- DISMISSED: Terroristic Threatening (State v J.R.)
- DISMISSED: Robbery (State v. C.T.)
Check out more of our violent crime case results below or by clicking here.
Should I Plead Guilty For a Violent Crime Charge?
Just because you have been arrested for a violent crime does not mean that you are automatically guilty. We advise all our clients to plead “NOT guilty” to all their charges. If you plead guilty, then the judge will sentence you on every charge, along with the maximum penalties. When you plead “NOT guilty,” we have the opportunity to fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
When you request a free visit, you will learn about our affordable payment plan that includes a low down payment (Visa/MasterCard/Discover accepted) and how we will fight to:
- Get your entire case dismissed
- Help you avoid a criminal record
- Help you avoid serious penalties such as jail or prison time
- Keep your gun rights
- Get your no-contact order lifted
- Keep your fines low
- Help you avoid probation
- Keep you from paying restitution
- Keep your voting rights
Our Northwest Arkansas violent crime attorneys at Norwood & Norwood, P.A. are not afraid to take your case to trial. Local prosecutors understand how committed we are to protecting our client's rights and freedom. They often give us the best possible deal because they respect how hard we fight for our clients and how much they would have to prepare for a trial. That is why most of our clients don’t spend any time behind bars.Check out some recent case results we've obtained for our clients!
Contact Our Violent Crimes Lawyer Today
When you come into one of our offices, we can evaluate your situation and help you develop the right defense plan to fight your charges. Our Northwest Arkansas violent crime lawyers have almost 100 years of collective experience. Thousands of people have already trusted us to defend their violent crime charges. We assure you that you, too, can trust our legal advice and rely on our aggressive legal help.
Contact Norwood & Norwood, P.A. today to get started on your defense with our Northwest Arkansas violent crimes attorneys. Call today!
“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
“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
“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