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ArkansasCriminal Defense Lawyers in Arkansas

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Arkansas, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Arkansas should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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John Wesley Hall Jr

John Wesley Hall Jr
John Wesley Hall Jr. P.C.
1202 Main St Suite 210
Little Rock, AR 72202
Licensed for 24 years, John Wesley Hall Jr is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended University of Arkansas, Fayetteville... read more >
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abcl
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
John Wesley Hall Jr
Fellow

W. Whitfield Hyman

W. Whitfield Hyman
King Law Group, PLLC
300 N 6th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
W. Whitfield Hyman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Arkansas School of Law Fayetteville... read more >
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aacdl
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
W. Whitfield Hyman
Member

Jeffrey Scott Harrelson

Jeffrey Scott Harrelson
300 N State Line Ave
Texarkana, AR 71854
Licensed for 24 years, Jeffrey Scott Harrelson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Arkansas School of Law... read more >

Matthew Porter McKay

Matthew Porter McKay
McKay Law Firm
201 E Markham St., Suite 70
Little Rock, AR 72201
Licensed for 13 years, Matthew Porter McKay is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of Arkansas at Little Rock... read more >
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aacdl
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Matthew Porter McKay
Member

Bradley Joseph Williams

Bradley Joseph Williams
Law Offices of Bennett & Williams
1000 Front St
Conway, AR 72032
Licensed for 16 years, Bradley Joseph Williams is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended William H. Bowen School of Law - Uni... read more >
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ncdd-bc
National College for DUI Defense
Bradley Joseph Williams
Board Certified Specialist in DUI Defense Law

Chip Leibovich

Chip Leibovich
Bennett & Williams
701 Chestnut St. Suite 200
Conway, AR 72032
Chip Leibovich is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended UALR School of Law... read more >
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aacdl
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Chip Leibovich
member

Kara Lynn Benca

Kara Lynn Benca
Benca & Benca
1311 S Broadway St
Little Rock, AR 72202
Licensed for 13 years, Kara Lynn Benca is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended University of Arkansas Bowen School of L... read more >
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nlc-lt
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Kara Lynn Benca
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

J. Blake Hendrix

J. Blake Hendrix
Fuqua Campbell, P.A.
3700 Cantrell Road Ste. 205
Little Rock, AR 72202
Licensed for 34 years, J. Blake Hendrix is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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aacdl
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
J. Blake Hendrix
Former Vice-President; Editor-In-Chief

Bryan Vernetti

Bryan Vernetti
Vernetti Law Group, PLLC
3201 NE 11th St Ste 15
Bentonville, AR 72712
Bryan Vernetti is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Brent Ashley Miller

Brent Ashley Miller
214 Hobson Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Brent Ashley Miller is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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aacdl
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Brent Ashley Miller
Member

Stewart A. Whaley

Stewart A. Whaley
wh Law | We Help.
1 Riverfront Pl, Suite 745
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Licensed for 11 years, Stewart A. Whaley is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended William H. Bowen School of Law... read more >
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aacdl
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Stewart A. Whaley
Member

Stephen A. Shoptaw

Stephen A. Shoptaw
Shoptaw Law Office
117 S. Market St. Ste. 215
Benton, AR 72015
Licensed for 8 years, Stephen A. Shoptaw is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Arkansas at Little Roc... read more >
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aacdl
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Stephen A. Shoptaw
Member

Shannon Lea Blatt

Shannon Lea Blatt
19 Court Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Licensed for 22 years, Shannon Lea Blatt is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William Owen James Jr

William Owen James Jr
1821 S Broadway
Little Rock, AR 72206
Licensed for 26 years, William Owen James Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David R Cannon

David R Cannon
425 W Broadway Suite A
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Licensed for 23 years, David R Cannon is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Morris W Thompson

Morris W Thompson
Morris W. Thompson, P.A.
P. O. Box 662
Little Rock, AR 72203
Licensed for 40 years, Morris W Thompson is a Police Misconduct and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Creighton University... read more >

Greg Klebanoff

Greg Klebanoff
941 Mount Comfort Rd.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Licensed for 14 years, Greg Klebanoff is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended University of Arkansas School of Law... read more >

Acacia Wright Stinnett

Acacia Wright Stinnett
Stinnett Law Firm, PA
3401 SW 2nd, Suite 121
Bentonville, AR 72712
Licensed for 12 years, Acacia Wright Stinnett is a Divorce and Child Custody / Visitation lawyer who attended University of Arkansas Little... read more >
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aacdl
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Acacia Wright Stinnett
member

Kent Patrick McLemore

Kent Patrick McLemore
Buckley, McLemore & Hudson, P.A.
123 North Block Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Licensed for 27 years, Kent Patrick McLemore is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Dale Eugene Adams

Dale Eugene Adams
Montgomery, Adams & Wyatt, PLC
308 East 8th Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
Licensed for 43 years, Dale Eugene Adams is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Nicki Nicolo

Nicki Nicolo
Law Offices of Nicki Nicolo, PLLC
424 W 4th St Suite A
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Licensed for 11 years, Nicki Nicolo is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Roxanne D Blake

Roxanne D Blake
324 North College Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Licensed for 13 years, Roxanne D Blake is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William Blair Brady

William Blair Brady
2792 E Millennium
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Licensed for 22 years, William Blair Brady is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Terry D Harper

Terry D Harper
303 E Millsap Rd
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Licensed for 31 years, Terry D Harper is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William J Stanley

William J Stanley
326 S Church Street
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Licensed for 28 years, William J Stanley is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Erin Cassinelli Couch

Erin Cassinelli Couch
813 West Third St
Little Rock, AR 72201
Licensed for 15 years, Erin Cassinelli Couch is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jason Daniel Files

Jason Daniel Files
1409 Cumberland Suite 1
Little Rock, AR 72202
Licensed for 25 years, Jason Daniel Files is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Chad M Green

Chad M Green
108 South Pulaski St
Little Rock, AR 72201
Licensed for 17 years, Chad M Green is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jeffrey Marx Rosenzweig

Jeffrey Marx Rosenzweig
300 Spring St Suite 310
Little Rock, AR 72201
Licensed for 43 years, Jeffrey Marx Rosenzweig is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert Brannon Sloan

Robert Brannon Sloan
313 West Second Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Licensed for 29 years, Robert Brannon Sloan is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert E Tellez

Robert E Tellez
111 Center Street Suite 1900
Little Rock, AR 72201
Licensed for 13 years, Robert E Tellez is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kimberly Robyn Weber

Kimberly Robyn Weber
119 S Second Street
Rogers, AR 72756
Licensed for 26 years, Kimberly Robyn Weber is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Candice Anne Cabaniss Settle

Candice Anne Cabaniss Settle
927 Main St
Van Buren, AR 72957
Licensed for 22 years, Candice Anne Cabaniss Settle is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Bart Edmond Ziegenhorn

Bart Edmond Ziegenhorn
106 Dover Suite B
West Memphis, AR 72301
Licensed for 27 years, Bart Edmond Ziegenhorn is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Norman Douglas Norwood

Norman Douglas Norwood
2001 South Dixieland Rd
Rogers, AR 72758
Licensed for 33 years, Norman Douglas Norwood is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

George B Morton

George B Morton
Law Office of George B. Morton, P.A.
217 East Dickson Street Suite #103
Fayetteville, AR 72701
George B Morton is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Frank E Shaw

Frank E Shaw
1327 Main St
Conway, AR 72034
Licensed for 41 years, Frank E Shaw is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James William Robb

James William Robb
515 Garrison Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Licensed for 39 years, James William Robb is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Johnny Lee Nichols

Johnny Lee Nichols
P.O. Box 298
Harrison, AR 72602
Licensed for 36 years, Johnny Lee Nichols is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Louis Anthony Etoch

Louis Anthony Etoch
727 Cherry St
Helena, AR 72342
Licensed for 31 years, Louis Anthony Etoch is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Shelly Hogan Koehler

Shelly Hogan Koehler
12511 Cantrell Rd Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72223
Licensed for 13 years, Shelly Hogan Koehler is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jennifer Lynn Maher

Jennifer Lynn Maher
300 Spring St Suite 615
Little Rock, AR 72201
Licensed for 10 years, Jennifer Lynn Maher is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James Guy Petty Jr

James Guy Petty Jr
201 West Market Ave
Searcy, AR 72143
Licensed for 51 years, James Guy Petty Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joel O Huggins

Joel O Huggins
801 East Emma
Springdale, AR 72764
Licensed for 36 years, Joel O Huggins is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Charles Edward Halbert Jr

Charles Edward Halbert Jr
2430 Hwy 49
West Helena, AR 72390
Licensed for 28 years, Charles Edward Halbert Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Blair Buckley Jr

Blair Buckley Jr
2819 North Fox Trail
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Licensed for 44 years, Blair Buckley Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Herbert Thomas Wright Jr

Herbert Thomas Wright Jr
108 S Pulaski
Little Rock, AR 72201
Licensed for 31 years, Herbert Thomas Wright Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Blake Blake Byrd

Blake Blake Byrd
Hernandez Law Firm, PLLC
400 W. Capitol Ave Suite 1741
Little Rock, AR 72201
Blake Blake Byrd is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Drew D Ledbetter

Drew D Ledbetter
Brady, Platt & Ledbetter
2792 E. Millennium Pl
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Drew D Ledbetter is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Leonardo Abraham Monterrey

Leonardo Abraham Monterrey
615 W Markham Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72201
Licensed for 12 years, Leonardo Abraham Monterrey is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

AACDL works to ensure fairness in the criminal justice system and due process for persons accused of crimes while educating and assisting criminal defense attorneys in their practice.


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