The anxiety of being charged with a crime can be profound, and it can often feel like everyone is out to get you. Regardless of the circumstances of your case, however, this country’s justice system is built upon the principle that you are innocent until proven guilty, and this is something I believe in strongly. When you choose Cody W. Dowden, Attorney at Law, you work with a highly skilled Bentonville criminal defense attorney who puts your best interests first.
The Benefits I Offer My Clients
- Experience as a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
- Exclusive focus on criminal defense cases
- When you hire me, you get me – not a junior associate or paralegal
- Each case is given the personalized attention it deserves
- I offer multiple payment options and reasonable fees
- Free, no-obligation consultations available
What Do Criminal Defense Lawyers Do?
A criminal defense lawyer specializes in defending individuals or organizations charged with criminal offenses. Our primary responsibility is to protect our client's rights and ensure they receive a fair trial. To accomplish this, a defense attorney will investigate the charges against their client, examine the evidence, and interview witnesses to build a strong defense. We will also advise our clients about their legal rights and options and explain the possible results from different courses of action. If the evidence against our client is strong, we may negotiate with the prosecution to secure a plea bargain, which could result in reduced charges or a lighter sentence.
Additionally, if the case goes to trial, a criminal defense attorney will represent their client in court, presenting arguments and evidence to defend them against the charges. We will cross-examine witnesses and challenge the prosecution's evidence to raise doubts about the case against our client. A criminal defense lawyer will work tirelessly to ensure that their client's constitutional rights are protected and that they receive a fair trial under the law.
Experienced Representation Tailored To Your Case
Whether you are facing charges of DWI, domestic violence, theft, violent crimes, drug crimes, or sex crimes, you need legal representation behind you that is prepared to help you fight with tenacity and skill for your Constitutional rights. I have years of experience both as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and as a criminal defense lawyer in Bentonville – and this is something that gives my clients a clear advantage. I know how the prosecution operates, what they are looking for, and how they are likely to approach a given situation, which means I know how to address these tactics to the fullest extent.
It doesn’t matter how minor or major the charges against you may be; a conviction is likely to have a lasting impact on your life.
As a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, I have direct knowledge of how the courts prosecute sex crime cases in Arkansas. When you call me for your free case evaluation, I can tell you more about how your case will proceed should you enlist my services.
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. I am your attorney. 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.
Over the years, Cody W. Dowden has represented thousands of clients. He provides honest and straightforward representation to ensure that he works towards the best outcome in your case. Call (479) 777-0640 to learn more.
“Cody is truly one of a kind in Northwest Arkansas. Direct communication, excellent follow up and outstanding results.”