We believe in the rights and freedoms of all of our clients, including those facing criminal charges. Our attorneys have ample criminal defense experience in local, state, and federal court. We have successfully represented clients in many different types of criminal cases, from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies. We know the stakes are high in criminal cases, and we act accordingly. Our criminal defense services include:
- Alcohol-related Charges (including drunk and disorderly, public intoxication, and providing alcohol to minors)
- Drug Cases
- Assault and Battery
- Domestic Violence Cases
Freedom Is At Stake
When a person’s freedom is at stake because of a criminal case, the quality of representation can make the difference. Thurman & Flanagin provides excellent criminal defense for many types of criminal cases including all felonies and misdemeanors in local, state or federal court. Rest assured that your case will be handled by experienced professionals who will treat you with respect and dignity during this difficult time.
We have represented clients facing many different kinds of criminal charges from the minor misdemeanors to major felonies including:
- Drug cases
- Assault and battery
- Domestic violence
- Alcohol-related offenses (examples: drunk and disorderly, public intoxication, providing alcohol to minors)
Misdemeanor Vs. Felonies
Illegal actions are categorized generally into misdemeanors and felonies according to how they appear in the penal code. The seriousness of the crime is a primary decider if the criminal charges are a misdemeanor or a felony.
Misdemeanors are more serious than petty offenses but are less serious than felonies. Sometimes the dollar value involved in the crime determines which criminal category that the charges are placed. For example, stealing property of a small value would be a misdemeanor, but stealing property worth a higher amount would be a felony.
Your Rights In Criminal Law
Everyone has rights, even those who have been charged with or accused of a crime. Their rights include:
- Miranda rights-which are read to an individual upon arrest and remind the individual of his or her right to have an attorney present for questioning and the right to remain silent, among other rights
- Search and seizure rights-which means suspects do not have to submit to unlawful searches of their property or person (including searches without a warrant or no probable cause)
- Trial rights-which include the right to speedy trial, right to face one’s accuser and the right to not be prosecuted twice for the same offense (known as double jeopardy)
- Right to counsel-which applies to most criminal cases and gives the defendants the right to have legal presentation. This includes the right to a public defender if the individual cannot afford his or her own attorney
Do you need legal help in Northwest Arkansas, North Central Arkansas, or Southwest Missouri? The attorneys at Thurman and Flanagin are ready to help you today. Call 866-253-2226 now for a free consultation.