Bentonville Drug Crime Lawyer
Have You Been Charged with a Drug Crime in Benton County or Northwest AR?
Being charged with a drug crime is stressful and anxiety-inducing. When faced with this situation, knowing what to do is hard, and finding someone who is compassionate, but also capable of defending you aggressively, can be like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. With so much at stake, it’s important that you select an experienced and focused drug crime attorney in Bentonville.
As a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, I know how drug crimes are prosecuted in Arkansas, and I am prepared to use my knowledge to defend you. After all, I’ve prosecuted these same cases. When you hire me at Cody W. Dowden, Attorney at Law, you truly get me, and I will give your case the personalized attention it deserves.
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.
Drug Crimes That Are Frequently Prosecuted in Arkansas Include:
- Drug possession, including marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, prescription drugs, and more
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Drug dealing and trafficking
- Drug manufacturing and delivery
- Prescription fraud
What Are The Penalties For Drug Crimes in Arkansas?
The penalties for drug crimes in Arkansas vary depending on the type and amount of drugs involved and the specific circumstances surrounding the offense. Generally, misdemeanor possession carries a sentence of up to one year in prison and potential fines of up to $2,500. Felony charges can result in longer prison terms and increased fines. Possession with intent to manufacture or distribute is typically considered more serious and carries more severe potential punishments.
Penalties for a drug conviction can be complicated by previous convictions on your record. Arkansas courts have a history of aggressively prosecuting drug charges, and it is important to have a Bentonville drug crime lawyer on your side, guiding you through the process and protecting your rights.
Is Weed Legal in Arkansas?
Although medical marijuana is legal in Arkansas, recreational use of cannabis remains illegal.
Passed in 2016, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment allows qualified patients with a medical marijuana card to purchase cannabis at licensed dispensaries and possess up to 2.5 ounces of pot every 14 days. While smoking cannabis is prohibited, patients can consume cannabis through edibles, tinctures, capsules, etc.
Without a medical marijuana card, possession of up to 4 ounces (oz) is considered a misdemeanor offense that carries a maximum jail term of one year and a fine of up to $2,500. Possession of more than 4 oz but less than 10 lbs is a felony, punishable by imprisonment for up to 6 years and a maximum fine of $10,000. Possession of between 10 lbs and less than 25 lbs is a felony that can result in a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a fine not exceeding $10,000.
Work with Our Bentonville Drug Defense Lawyer
Knowing how to proceed when facing a drug charge can be difficult. As a member of the Arkansas State Bar and the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, I only focus on criminal justice cases, and will evaluate your case, helping you determine your best course of action.
With years of experience, and my background as a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, I am well-versed in the Arkansas court system and I am prepared to use my knowledge to represent you throughout this difficult time. My fees are reasonable, and I even offer convenient payment options so that you can stay focused on the more serious matters at hand.
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.