Bentonville Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer
Fighting for the Accused in Arkansas Criminal Courts
Misdemeanors are less serious offenses than felonies, carrying penalties of up to a year in a local or county jail along with fines and other court-ordered programs and consequences. While misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, a conviction will still result in a permanent criminal record that can negatively impact your future. A criminal record can be a detriment when applying for a job, housing, financial aid, and more.
The best action you can take when facing any criminal charge is to retain a competent criminal defense attorney. When the state brings accusations against you, you will want a strong advocate looking out for your best interests. At Jonathan D. Nelson, Attorney at Law, you will find an aggressive Bentonville misdemeanor defense attorney with 15 years of experience. Our firm is dedicated to standing up for the rights of the accused and fighting for positive results.
Reach out to us at (479) 777-4204 to arrange for a free case evaluation.
In Arkansas, misdemeanor offenses are classified into four categories.
These categories include:
- Class C, the least serious category, carrying penalties of up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $500
- Class B, carrying penalties of up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000
- Class A, the most serious category, carrying penalties of up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500
- Unclassified, which are penalized according to their specific statute
Though they carry less severe penalties than felonies, misdemeanor crimes should still be taken seriously. Our firm has extensive experience defending people against all types of misdemeanors.
We can defend you if you have been charged with:
- Public intoxication
- Theft of property valued under $1,000
- Possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia
- Simple assault
- Disorderly conduct
- Possession of stolen property
- Domestic battery
- Misdemeanor DWI
Retain Our Firm Today
At Jonathan D. Nelson, Attorney at Law, we take pride in the effective and committed legal service we provide to all our clients. We urge you to take advantage of the experience, skills, and knowledge we bring to the table when you face a misdemeanor charge.
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
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