Experienced And Committed Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime, your future is on the line. The first thing you should do is to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights. Located in Rogers, Arkansas, Hatfield Harris, PLLC, provides strong, effective criminal defense to individuals throughout Northwest Arkansas who have been charged with misdemeanors and felonies.
A Respected Criminal Defense Attorney Protecting Your Future
Local prosecutors know that when you hire Hatfield Harris, PLLC, you are serious about your defense.
Rogers criminal defense attorney Andrew Hatfield is an experienced criminal defense litigator. For more than 17 years he has been protecting his clients’ interests in and out of court. Because prosecutors know Mr. Hatfield is ready to go to trial, they often offer better plea deals that make the time and expense of trial unnecessary. However, if a deal is not in our clients’ best interests, Mr. Hatfield will fight for their rights in court.
Strong Criminal Defense Against Misdemeanor And Felony Charges
At Hatfield Harris, PLLC, we provide strong criminal defense representation against a wide range of misdemeanor and felony-level criminal offenses, including:
- Drug charges, including drug possession, trafficking, distribution and manufacturing
- Sex crime allegations, such as rape, sexual assault, molestation, prostitution and internet sex crimes
- Violent crime charges, including battery and assault, terroristic threats, domestic violence and kidnapping
- DWI and drunk driving charges
- Traffic tickets
- Weapons charges
- Theft crimes, including robbery and burglary
- Credit card fraud
- Money laundering
- Juvenile crimes
If this is your first offense, there are programs available to keep your record clean. At Hatfield Harris, PLLC, we take advantage of first-time offender programs – such as Act 346 – to keep our clients out of jail and erase criminal charges from their permanent record.
Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Defense In Arkansas
It is very upsetting to be charged with a crime – or even approached – by the police. Our clients generally have a lot of different concerns, including those below.
Should I talk to the police?
Even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should never talk to the police without an attorney present. Anything you say can potentially be used against you later, even if you have not yet been arrested. The authorities use interrogation techniques that confuse and mislead people into making statements that are against their best interests all the time.
The best way to protect your rights and your future is to immediately invoke your right to remain silent and hire a lawyer.
What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
Broadly speaking, felonies carry more significant punishments upon conviction than misdemeanor offenses. In particular, misdemeanors are only punishable by a year or less in jail, while felonies are punishable with at least a year (or significantly more) in prison. These consequences are in addition to any other punishments, such as fines, restitution and probation.
Do the police need a warrant to search my vehicle in Arkansas?
Not necessarily. An officer can search your vehicle with your permission or when they have probable cause to believe that your vehicle holds evidence of criminal activity. Your vehicle may also be searched incident to your arrest while driving, such as after a drunk driving charge.
To protect your interests, never consent to a search of your vehicle when asked. If the police proceed with the search, denying consent preserves your right to challenge the legality of the search.
Can I remove a past criminal conviction from my record?
There is no provision for expunging an adult criminal record in Arkansas, but some criminal histories can be sealed. That permanently removes that part of your record from public view and gives you the right to deny that the crime happened.
An attorney can help you understand whether you qualify for a sealed record and guide you through the process.
Reach Out To Us To Learn More
If you or a family member is facing criminal charges, you need Hatfield Harris, PLLC. Contact our law office today at 479-250-1962 to speak with a Bentonville criminal defense attorney about your gun crime, theft, drug crime or sexual assault charge. Consultations are free.