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Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer in Bentonville, AR

Dedicated Representation to Protect Your Future

If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor, it is strongly recommended that you seek professional legal representation. While some people erroneously consider the consequences of a misdemeanor conviction to be mild, in actuality they can have a huge impact on your life, resulting in fines, court fees, probation, and even jail time. Furthermore, the laws surrounding misdemeanor charges are often complex, making legal guidance necessary.

Examples of misdemeanor charges include:

  • Disorderly conduct or public intoxication
  • Criminal trespass
  • Theft of property
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Domestic battery

I am a dedicated Bentonville criminal defense lawyer serving all of Northwest Arkansas, and as a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney I know how misdemeanor cases are prosecuted in Arkansas. With my background in both prosecution and defense, I work hard to defend my clients, giving every case and every client the personalized attention it deserves. When you hire Cody W. Dowden, Attorney at Law, you really do get me, Cody.

Misdemeanor Classes in Arkansas

In Arkansas, there are four different classes of misdemeanors. As with felonies, each class is differentiated by its sentencing limits. Understanding the different classes of misdemeanors and the penalties associated with your charges are an important part of the legal process, and can help you determine what your best course of action is. As your Bentonville criminal defense attorney, I will ensure that you understand the charges you are facing and what your options are.

The different misdemeanor classes in Arkansas are as follows:

  • Class A: up to 1 year in jail, up to a $2,500 fine
  • Class B: up to 90 days in jail, up to a $1,000 fine
  • Class C: up to 30 days in jail, up to a $500 fine
  • Violation: up to a $100 fine

Compassionate Misdemeanor Defense

Being charged with a misdemeanor can disrupt your entire life, and deciding who to hire as your Bentonville criminal defense lawyer can seem like an impossible task. I know how important it is to hire an attorney that is right for you, which is why I offer free case evaluations, after which you are under no obligation to hire me, and I have reasonable rates with flexible payment options available. Call me today to talk about your case and to find out how I can help you.

Do you need a Bentonville criminal defense attorney? Call Cody W. Dowden, Attorney at Law at (479) 777-0640 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.