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Felony Defense Attorney in Bentonville, AR

Seek Aggressive & Compassionate Representation in Northwest Arkansas

If you’ve been charged with a felony in Arkansas, it is highly recommended that you hire professional legal representation to guide you through this difficult process. Penalties for felonies are significantly more severe than those for misdemeanors, and the right Bentonville criminal defense lawyer can help guide you through the process, ensuring that you understand the charges you are facing and what your options are.

Examples of felony charges include:

  • Possession or delivery of a controlled substance
  • DWI – fourth offense or higher
  • Theft crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Certain traffic violations

As a member of the Arkansas State Bar, and the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, I have a background in criminal defense and have represented thousands of clients, trying hundreds of cases. I am committed to providing all of my clients with the compassionate, aggressive defense they deserve.

Felony Classes in Arkansas

In Arkansas, there are several different classifications for felonies, each with their own limits for jail time and fines. Understanding your felony case and the potential penalties associated with conviction can be complicated and not having appropriate representation can have potentially devastating consequences on your future.

The different felony classes in Arkansas are as follows:

  • Capital Murder: life in prison or the death penalty
  • Class Y: 10-40 years or life in prison
  • Class A: 6-30 years in prison, up to a $15,000 fine
  • Class B: 5-20 years in prison, up to a $15,000 fine
  • Class C: 3-10 years in prison, up to a $10,000 fine
  • Class D: 0-6 years in prison, up to a $10,000 fine
  • Unclassified felony: the sentence complies with the limitation of the statute which defines the felony

Call Cody W. Dowden, Attorney at Law for a Free Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one have been charged with a felony in Bentonville, AR, I am here to help. I offer free case evaluations and will help you understand the charges you’re facing. Together we can determine your best course of action. I have been a licensed attorney for over a decade, and when you hire me, you truly get me. I work with my clients directly, ensuring that every case gets the personalized attention it deserves.

Serious problems require effective solutions. Call (479) 250-4863 to speak with Cody W. Dowden, a Bentonville criminal defense lawyer, today.

Why Hire My Law Firm?

We Care. We Solve Problems. We Get Results.
  • 100% Focus on Criminal Law

    Unlike other firms that handle every type of case in the book, I focus exclusively on criminal law. I live and breathe it. You can trust in my focus.

  • When You Hire Me, You Get Me

    You won't be passed off to another lawyer or spend all of your time talking to a paralegal. You get me. I'll be there every step of the way.

  • Accessible Legal Defense

    Life is busy and it can be hard to take the time you need to meet with your attorney. That's why I offer phone appointments for your convenience.

  • Affordable Fees & Payment Plans

    Protecting your legal rights shouldn't take every penny in your bank account. That's why I offer reasonable fees and payment plans.