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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 23 years, John Wesley Hall Jr. is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended University of Arkansas, Fayette... read more >

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 >

Jeffrey Scott Harrelson

Jeffrey Scott Harrelson
300 N State Line Ave
Texarkana, AR 71854
Licensed for 23 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 12 years, Matthew Porter McKay is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of Arkansas at Little Rock... read more >

Chip Leibovich

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

Kara Lynn Benca

Kara Lynn Benca
Benca & Benca
1311 S Broadway St
Little Rock, AR 72202
Licensed for 12 years, Kara Lynn Benca is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended University of Arkansas Bowen School ... read more >

J. Blake Hendrix

J. Blake Hendrix
Fuqua Campbell, P.A.
3700 Cantrell Road Ste. 205
Little Rock, AR 72202
Licensed for 33 years, J. Blake Hendrix is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

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 >

Stewart A. Whaley

Stewart A. Whaley
wh Law | We Help.
1 Riverfront Pl, Suite 745
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Licensed for 10 years, Stewart A. Whaley is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended William H. Bowen School of Law... 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 >

Bradley Joseph Williams

Bradley Joseph Williams
Law Offices of Bennett & Williams
1000 Front St
Conway, AR 72032
Licensed for 15 years, Bradley Joseph Williams is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Greg Klebanoff

Greg Klebanoff
941 Mount Comfort Rd.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Licensed for 13 years, Greg Klebanoff is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended University of Arkansas School of Law... read more >

Morris W Thompson

Morris W Thompson
Morris W. Thompson, P.A.
P. O. Box 662
Little Rock, AR 72203
Licensed for 39 years, Morris W Thompson is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Creighton University... read more >

Shannon Lea Blatt

Shannon Lea Blatt
19 Court Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Licensed for 21 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 25 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 22 years, David R Cannon is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephen A. Shoptaw

Stephen A. Shoptaw
Shoptaw Law Office
117 S. Market St. Ste. 215
Benton, AR 72015
Licensed for 7 years, Stephen A. Shoptaw is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Arkansas at Little Roc... read more >

Acacia Wright Stinnett

Acacia Wright Stinnett
Stinnett Law Firm, PA
3401 SW 2nd, Suite 121
Bentonville, AR 72712
Licensed for 11 years, Acacia Wright Stinnett is a Divorce and Child Custody lawyer who attended University of Arkansas Little Rock Bowen S... read more >

Kent Patrick McLemore

Kent Patrick McLemore
Buckley, McLemore & Hudson, P.A.
123 North Block Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Licensed for 26 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 42 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 10 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 12 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 21 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 30 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 27 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 14 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 24 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 16 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 42 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 28 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 12 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 25 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 21 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 26 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 32 years, Norman Douglas Norwood is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Natalie S. King

Natalie S. King
King Law Office
300 N 6th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Natalie S. King is a Drug Crimes and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended St. Gregory's University... read more >

Frank E Shaw

Frank E Shaw
1327 Main St
Conway, AR 72034
Licensed for 40 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 38 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 35 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 30 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 12 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 9 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 50 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 35 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 27 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 43 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 30 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 11 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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