When you are looking for representation after being charged with a crime, you need someone who is reliable, tenacious, and knowledgeable. I am Cody W. Dowden, Attorney at Law, and I am a dedicated Bentonville criminal defense lawyer who works tirelessly to ensure my clients’ rights are protected and their best interests are represented. No matter what the circumstances of your case are, I am committed to providing a thorough, well-researched, and meticulously planned defense.
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.
“Cody is truly one of a kind in Northwest Arkansas. Direct communication, excellent follow up and outstanding results.”
One of the most important aspects of my practice is that when a client chooses me to represent them, I will be there for them from beginning to end; their case will never be passed off to another lawyer or paralegal. Instead, I work with my client to identify their goals, build a tailor-made strategy to achieve them, and provide attentive and thorough legal services throughout the case. Read what my previous clients have to say about me on my testimonials page!
Choose an Attorney with Experience on Both Sides of the Courtroom
Being a Bentonville criminal defense lawyer who has spent a significant amount of time as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney provides a great deal of valuable insight to my clients. I can identify common strategies used and how to move against them, as well as help clients understand the process from both sides. Whether you are facing a simple speeding ticket or far more serious charges, I am prepared to do everything in my power to get the charges against you reduced, or even dropped entirely.