Bentonville, Arkansas Criminal Lawyers
Tom Marks graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law in...
Before entering private practice, I was as a software developer, Chief Privacy & Security Officer, and in-house counsel. I leverage this technical expertise and experience to provide critical legal and technical skill as the impact of digital information and evidence expand in criminal prosecution and domestic relations.
Raised by a teacher and poultry industry worker, Ryan grew up in Pittsburg, a small diverse town in Northeast Texas. Ryan began working when he was 14 years old as a bus boy at a local catfish restaurant. He spent...
As a DHS attorney throughout the State, Charlie has helped hundreds of children, parents, and adults achieve positive outcomes through appropriate DHS agencies and services. Charlie understands the seriousness of any legal proceeding that involves someone’s child or loved one, and his extensive experience in the courtroom allows him to be an effective advocate under such dire circumstances.
Before practicing with DHS, Charlie served as an assistant to Hon. Waymond Brown at the Arkansas Court of Appeals. There, he learned the intricacies...
Either way, welcome! I'm proud of the career that I've built protecting people from the government. Whether you're charged with a DWI or Drug Possession, you've come to the right place (don't worry, I can even help you out with that speeding ticket).
You've already made a smart choice! With all of the legal puffery that attorneys put out there (and all of the paid awards that they can hang on the...
Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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