Bentonville Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Experienced Legal Representation for the Accused
Domestic violence is a serious offense in the state of Arkansas that carries harsh penalties upon conviction. Often, the alleged victim has little say in the matter of pursuing charges against the accused. This kind of alleged offense can often be the result of false accusations, exaggeration, and misleading statements made against the accused for the other party to gain an advantage in a divorce or child custody case.
If you or someone you know has been charged with domestic violence in or around Bentonville, you should seek qualified legal representation as soon as possible. It is critical that you have an advocate protecting your legal rights as early as possible in an investigation. At Jonathan D. Nelson, Attorney at Law you can rely on our many years of legal experience, our personalized approach to your case, and our aggressive defense strategies.
Domestic Violence in Arkansas
Domestic violence consists of various types of abusive behavior directed at family or household members or individuals such as:
- Spouses and ex-spouses
- Blood relatives
- Individuals who currently or have previously cohabited
- Individuals who have had a child together
- Individuals who are dating or who have previously dated
These offenses can be physical, sexual, or psychological. The charges can range from third-degree and second-degree misdemeanors to first-degree and aggravated felonies.
Penalties for a first offense (third-degree) misdemeanor include up to a year of jail time and other court-ordered consequences. It is defined as causing physical injury with intention, recklessness, or through negligence or by giving the victim drugs. Subsequent offenses may result in felony charges with steeper penalties.
Talk to Our Dedicated Criminal Defense Attorney
You can wind up with a permanent criminal record if you are convicted of a domestic violence offense. You might also face fines, restraining orders, incarceration, and a future permanently marred by such a criminal conviction. Having Jonathan D. Nelson, Attorney at Law on your side is indispensable in your fight to seek a favorable outcome.
Call (479) 777-4204 for legal assistance today.
Possession of a Controlled Substance, Public Intoxication, and Failure to Appear Dismissed
Domestic Battery Third Degree Case Dismissed
DWI and Reckless Driving Not Guilty
Carrying a Prohibited Weapon Not Guilty
Contempt of Court Not Guilty After a Trial
Speeding with CDL Case Dismissed
Felony Aggravated Assault Reduced To A Misdemeanor
Felony Revocation Case Dismissed
Endangering the Welfare of a Minor Not Guilty After a Trial
Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Not Guilty On All Charges After a Trial
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