Since 1994, James Law Firm has risen to become one of the leading violent crime defense firms in Arkansas. Our experienced attorneys understand that a good defense begins as early as possible — in the investigation phase, before an arrest is made, whenever possible. If an investigation leads to your arrest, our attorneys go to court ready to argue for your freedom. Throughout the process, we are committed to defending you aggressively while keeping you and your family informed of every development in your case.
The Arkansas Code sets out a range of homicide charges, all of which carry serious penalties:
The authorities have the burden of proving that the defendant committed the act that led to the victim’s death while being in the mental state appropriate to the charge.
James Law Firm excels at challenging the government’s evidence to force prosecutors to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. In some cases, the facts allow for an affirmative defense, such as:
Alternately, it is possible to introduce doubt to prevent a conviction or at least force a reduction in charges using strategies that include:
Our experienced Little Rock criminal defense attorneys use these and other legal tools to pursue positive results in your case.
In Arkansas, robbery encompasses more than theft through force. Any felony, such as arson or drug trafficking, may include a robbery charge if threats of physical harm are used during the commission of that felony. The government sometimes charges simple robbery to elevate a crime that would otherwise be a misdemeanor to a felony to force an admission of guilt. Aggravated robbery is charged when a deadly weapon is used or mentioned, or when serious physical injury is attempted. With our legal team at your side, you won’t be intimidated into surrendering your rights.
The Arkansas Code lists several offenses we refer to collectively as assault and battery. Use of a deadly weapon and/or the infliction of serious harm can increase the charge to felony aggravated assault or first degree battery where a conviction could result in lengthy incarceration. Even purposely creating an apprehension of imminent physical injury in another person is chargeable as a Class C misdemeanor. As your advocates, we work tirelessly to raise issues that create doubt as we pursue a favorable outcome.
Arkansas’s First Offender Act offers conviction relief for people who have never before been convicted of a crime. If you successfully complete your probation and you are a first-time offender, you may have your record sealed or expunged in many cases. We can advise as to whether you qualify for this relief.
At James Law Firm, our defense attorneys have earned a reputation for hard work, attentive service and successful results. Call us at (501) 375-0900 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation in Little Rock, Arkansas. We are available 24/7 to assist you. Jail visits are available. Hablamos español.