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ArkansasJuvenile Defense Lawyers in Arkansas

In the juvenile justice system in Arkansas, the primary goal is to rehabilitate the child or teenager.


The juvenile justice system also protects the public. Important differences exist between the criminal justice system in adult courts and juvenile courts.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile court case in or around Arkansas, consider the attorney's training and experience with these types of cases.


Attorneys often provide a free consultation and charge a flat rate for attorney fees and costs for juvenile delinquency and criminal defense cases.


Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in the United States belong to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). Created in 1999, NJDC supports criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.


NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.


The mission of the NJDC is to "promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense." Learn more about the NJDC.

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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Earl J. Garrett

Earl J. Garrett
Garrett and Penhallegon, Attorneys at Law, PLLC
100 SW 14th St. Ste. 2
Bentonville, AR 72712
Licensed for 9 years, Earl J. Garrett is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Arkansas, School of Law... 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 >

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 >

John R. Hudson

John R. Hudson
The Hudson Law Firm
123 N Block Ave. Suite A
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Licensed for 32 years, John R. Hudson is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... 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 >

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 >

Frank H Falkner

Frank H Falkner
Falkner Law Firm
130 North College Ave Suite E
fayetteville, AR 72701
Licensed for 11 years, Frank H Falkner is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... 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 >

Aaron Cash

Aaron Cash
Herrera Law Group
1821 S. 8th St
Rogers, AR 72756
Aaron Cash is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Arkansas School of Law... read more >

John Cameron Burnett

John Cameron Burnett
PO Box 1606
Clarksville, AR 72830
Licensed for 40 years, John Cameron Burnett is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer... read more >

Lisa Douglas

Lisa Douglas
Law Offices of Lisa Douglas
2300 Main Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Licensed for 15 years, Lisa Douglas is a Personal Injury and Motor Vehicle Accidents 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Brandon Keith Moffitt

Brandon Keith Moffitt
Moffitt & Phillips, PLLC
300 Spring Street Stuite 500
Little Rock, AR 72201
Brandon Keith Moffitt is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Tommy Lee Bennett

Tommy Lee Bennett
Law Offices of Bennett & Williams
1000 Front St
Conway, AR 72032
Licensed for 16 years, Tommy Lee Bennett is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

John C Collins

John C Collins
415 N McKinley Suite 645
Little Rock, AR 72205
Licensed for 18 years, John C Collins is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Q Byrum Hurst Jr.

Q Byrum Hurst Jr.
Hurst, Morrissey & Hurst, PLLC
518 Ouachita Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Licensed for 45 years, Q Byrum Hurst Jr. is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Patrick James Benca

Patrick James Benca
Benca & Benca
1311 S Broadway St
Little Rock, AR 72202
Licensed for 20 years, Patrick James Benca is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Univ. of Arkansas School of Law... 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 >

Charles Alfred Banks

Charles Alfred Banks
100 Morgan Keegan Drive Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72202
Licensed for 46 years, Charles Alfred Banks is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law 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 >

Winston Clinton Mathis

Winston Clinton Mathis
Mathis Law Firm
901 Main Street, Suite F P.O. Box 399
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Licensed for 22 years, Winston Clinton Mathis is a Criminal Defense lawyer... 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 >

Scott M McElveen

Scott M McElveen
221 South Main Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
Scott M McElveen is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Gina Houston Reynolds

Gina Houston Reynolds
201 S. Broadway Ste. Suite 210
Little Rock, AR 72201
Gina Houston Reynolds is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Melissa Nicole Sawyer

Melissa Nicole Sawyer
400 W. Capitol Avenue, Suite 1715
Little Rock, AR 72201
Melissa Nicole Sawyer 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 >
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Juvenile Defense Specialty Areas

Board Certification

National Association of Counsel for Children - NACC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as child welfare law specialists and works to improve the quality of legal representation of children in dependency, juvenile delinquency, and family law cases.



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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