Russellville, Arkansas Criminal Lawyers
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...
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...
Before entering private practice Vincent Morris was Director of the Arkansas Legal Services Partnership and Director...
During his time with Bell & Boyd,...
Member of The American Board of Trial Advocates, American College or Trial Lawyers,
MidSouth Super Lawyer.
Hendrix College BA 1972
University of Arkansas Law School JD 1975
Arkansas Times Best Lawyers
AY Magazine Arkansas Best Lawyers
100 Top Trial Lawyer
MidSouth Super Lawyer
Cabot, AR 72023
William H. Bowen School of Law
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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