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
- 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 handled. 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, I will work closely with you through every step of your case.
You can schedule your free initial consultation by contacting me online.
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 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 misdemeanor 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.