Violent crimes are strictly prosecuted in Arkansas. When you are convicted of a violent crime, you have a lasting public record of being labeled a violent offender. This may have a significant impact on future employment, your right to own a firearm, and other important areas of your life. If you are accused of battery, it is important to protect yourself and your future by hiring an aggressive criminal defense attorney. Contact our Little Rock office today to schedule a free consultation and learn what legal options are available to you.
Little Rock attorneys protecting the rights of the accused in battery cases
The term battery is broadly used. Battery charges may be filed if you intentionally caused physical injury to another person. Misdemeanor cases will be filed in the District Court while felony cases, involving serious injury or the use of a weapon, will be filed in the Arkansas Circuit Court. Felony battery charges are often added to other serious crimes including aggravated robbery, kidnapping, attempted homicide, rape, and sexual assault charges. By charging a person with battery separately, the prosecution attempts to acquire separate sentences for each individual charge, leading to more extensive jail time. If you are charged with battery then you should immediately seek legal representation.
The criminal defense attorneys at Benca & Johnston will work to obtain the best outcome possible for those charged with battery. Once retained we will immediately begin investigating the case. We will investigate the scene of the incident and immediately begin obtaining all relevant evidence. Battery cases are typically defended by establishing that one was acting in self-defense or by establishing that the defendant was mistakenly identified. We will work to establish any self-defense claims available to you. Also, under certain circumstances, we may be able to file a Motion to prevent eye witnesses from testifying in Court. We leave no stone unturned when mounting your defense. Call our Little Rock office today to learn more about what can be done. We may be reached at 501-353-0024.
Arkansas defense attorneys providing excellent client service
Whenever you are accused of a violent crime, your future is suddenly up in the air. It is difficult to make plans or move on until your legal situation is taken care of. The attorneys at Benca & Johnston recognize that this is a stressful period for you and will do everything possible to make the legal process as smooth as possible. We make ourselves accessible for client questions on both nights and weekends, and return all communications within 24-hours. Our attorneys provide clients with their cell phone numbers and hold numerous face-to-face meetings throughout the process to ensure that all involved are up kept up to date. We passionately believe in defending the rights of the accused. Call today and find out how we can help you.