James Law Firm is known throughout Arkansas for our attorneys’ commitment to building strong defenses on behalf of our clients. Our Little Rock lawyers have a record of proven success in cases ranging from homicide to financial crimes to DUI/DWI. We are never afraid to take a case to trial and we do not encourage our clients to accept plea deals unless truly in their best interests.
As Arkansas’ largest criminal defense firm, we have the resources and manpower to meet any challenge posed by state or federal prosecutors. Our attorneys represent clients accused in a wide range of crimes, including:
In addition to our trial advocacy, we maintain a vibrant appeals practice, helping people challenge incorrect rulings and other errors that result in unfair convictions.
At all stages of a criminal case, you have a right to counsel. A case begins with an investigation or an arrest, after which a criminal complaint is filed in court. If you’re arrested, you are entitled to a hearing at which you can seek release on bail or other conditions. The next step is an arraignment on the complaint, or in some cases an indictment, requiring you to appear before a judge and enter a plea. Next comes the discovery phase, where your attorney gathers facts, explores possible defenses and prepares your case. Motions can be made during this phase, seeking such relief as exclusion of evidence or dismissal of charges, and the judge can rule on them before trial. You can also accept a plea bargain if your attorney recommends it. Otherwise, your case goes to trial. If you are found guilty, you may be able to appeal to a higher court.
James Law Firm has defended clients in federal courts since 1994. We are thoroughly familiar with federal criminal law, rules and procedures, so you can be confident in our ability to protect your rights and orchestrate strong defensive strategies. Cases tried in federal courts include:
Federal prosecutors bring charges based on thorough law enforcement investigations. If you are aware you’re being investigated, an attorney can protect your rights throughout the process and perhaps avoid a serious charge being lodged against you.
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a sweeping statute that gives the federal government broad power to prosecute organized crime and illicit enterprises. To obtain a conviction, the federal prosecutor must prove that an enterprise affected interstate or foreign commerce and that the defendant participated in the enterprise and committed at least two acts of racketeering, such as fraud, embezzlement, money laundering or another method of diverting property from rightful owners. The breadth of RICO/organized crime laws gives federal agencies like the FBI, DHS, DEA, IRS and ATF wide latitude in their investigations. Even people who are only witnesses can be detained for up to 18 months if they are labeled “uncooperative.” James Law Firm can defend you against any accusation of RICO violations and related crimes.
If you are under investigation or charged with a crime in state or federal court, James Law Firm in Little Rock is ready to protect your rights. Call (501) 375-0900 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Hablamos español.