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Bentonville Drug Crime Defense Attorney

Understanding Types of Drug Crimes & Penalties in Arkansas

Marijuana Production FarmLike other states, Arkansas prohibits specific drugs as well as the compounds used to manufacture them. These are labeled as controlled dangerous substances (CDS) and categorized according to their addictiveness and danger to human life. Crimes involving these substances are charged as either misdemeanors or felonies and can lead to serious consequences that can negatively impact your life in many ways.

Drug crimes can include the following misdemeanors and felonies:

  • Drug possession
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession with intent to deliver
  • Sale or delivery to a minor
  • Drug trafficking

Drug crimes involving the most dangerous drugs – such as cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin – will lead to the most serious charges and penalties. Depending on the nature of the offense, the type and quantity of drugs involved, and other circumstances, you could be facing charges ranging from a Class C, B, or A misdemeanor to a Class D, C, B, A, or Y felony.

Penalties can range from 30 days in jail with a fine of up to $500 to 10 to 40 years or life in prison. A drug crime conviction will result in a permanent criminal record that can be a significant detriment to your future should you try to obtain employment, housing, financial aid, and other benefits. However, if you are a first offender for simple possession, you may be eligible for a diversion program or drug court which could help you avoid a conviction.

Jonathan D. Nelson, Attorney at Law, Drug Law Legal Counsel

Drug laws are complicated. Facing any investigation or charge calls for the services of an aggressive and dedicated defense lawyer. At Jonathan D. Nelson, Attorney at Law, our firm concentrates its practice solely on criminal defense. We have acquired the knowledge and experience needed to help you fight for a positive result in your case. Attorney Jonathan Nelson is a former prosecutor, a certified law enforcement instructor, and has handled more than 400 trials during his career.

Arrange to discuss your case directly with our Bentonville drug crime defense attorney by calling (479) 777-4204 today.

Recent Victories

Pursuing the Best Possible Result

  • Felony Battery Case Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assault and Terroristic Threatening Charges Dismissed
  • Domestic Assault Third Degree Dismissed
  • DWI Client Found Not Guilty
  • Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia No Charges Filed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • DWI Not Guilty
  • Felony Drugs Dismissed
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, Public Intoxication, and Failure to Appear Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Third Degree Case Dismissed

Why Is Jonathan Nelson the Best Choice for You?

  • An Exclusive Focus on Criminal Defense
  • More Than 15 Years of Experience
  • Former State Prosecutor
  • More Than 400 Jury Trials Handled
  • Personalized One-on-One Representation
  • Certified Law Enforcement Instructor