Miller County, Arkansas Criminal Lawyers
Texarkana, AR 71854
William H. Bowen School of Law, William H. Bowen School of Law and Henderson State University
Mr. Ray graduated Summa Cum Laude from Henderson State University before earning his Juris Doctor from the William H. Bowen School of Law, where he is qualified for membership to the Who’s Who Among American Law students. Mr. Ray earned the respect of both his clients and peers by being named to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbel for demonstrating the highest possible ethical standards and legal ability. And, he has earned a rating of “10.0 – Superb” from the online legal directory, Avvo, where peers and clients have posted their rankings in terms...
During his time with Bell & Boyd,...
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.
As a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, I have primarily focused my practice to criminal defense in both state and federal court with a particular focus in drug and violent crime allegations.
Additionally, I represent multiple clients and businesses in administrative hearings (i.e. Control Boards, Licensing Boards/Commissions) in which there is an infraction alleged or investigation.
Mr. Knutson particularly enjoys assisting clients with complex financial issues that arise in divorce and bankruptcy matters. Mr. Knutson has found his Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock...
Brad is from Little Rock and is a graduate of Catholic High School, Hendrix College, and the William H. Bowen School of Law. He is also a graduate...
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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