Drug crimes are regarded as serious offenses in Arkansas. Individuals who are accused of possessing or manufacturing drugs, along with those accused of trafficking or dealing in them, may face severe consequences. Prohibited drugs include methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, Ecstasy and mushrooms. Other drug crimes that individuals may be accused of are those involving prescription drugs. Charges of obtaining such drugs without a prescription may also lead to severe penalties should a conviction actually result.
If you are charged with any of these crimes in Arkansas, you will face either a misdemeanor charge or a felony charge. Typically, the type of charge will depend on the quantity and type of drug police allege they found in your possession. However, you are entitled to retain the services of an experienced drug crime attorney to protect your legal rights. The lawyers at Hatfield Harris, PLLC have had in excess of 10 years experience in defending clients who have been accused of drug-related crimes.
Individuals who are accused of drug-related crime remain innocent before the court until and only if the prosecution can prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. In order to protect your rights, we will investigate every aspect of the pending charges. Suspect evidence may be challenged as to veracity and relevance, and we will focus on representing your best interests at every stage of the criminal proceedings. However, litigation is not always necessary, as we are also well known for our negotiation abilities. Whether you instruct us to negotiate a plea deal or protect your rights in court, our goal will be to achieve optimal results.
We will endeavor to protect your rights and limit the negative impact a drug charge can have on your life. First offenders may be provided with the opportunity to avoid jail time through the Arkansas’ first offender program and thereby also avoid the possibility of a criminal record for drug crimes. More information about how we can protect your legal rights is available on our drug crime defense website.