Why Our Firm Challenged Issue 7

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in General | 0 comments

My name is Patrick Benca.  I am writing this article to explain why my firm, in particular my wife, Kara, recently challenged Issue 7. It is important that you know that Kara and I are for the outright legalization of marijuana.  Period. That has always been our position for as long as we have been seeing clients walk through our doors addicted to methamphetamine, cocaine, and most recently Opioids – you know them better as prescription pills...

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How Miranda Rights Apply to Special Populations in Arkansas

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Felony Charges, General, Misdemeanors | 0 comments

This is the second post in our series on Miranda issues for those accused of crimes in Arkansas. Our last post presented an overview of this series and stressed the importance of contacting a criminal defense attorney if you are accused of a crime. It is important to understand that you have the right to remain silent and not provide evidence against yourself. When you are in custody, the police must advise you of your right to remain silent...

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Understanding Miranda Rights in Arkansas Criminal Cases

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Felony Charges, General, Misdemeanors | 0 comments

This is the first post in a series on the application of Miranda rights to Arkansas criminal cases. Previously, we discussed the possibility of keeping incriminating statements to police out of an Arkansas Court. We have decided to discuss the topic further as it touches on serious issues which we regularly see in cases we defend. Over the next few posts we will discuss several important subjects, including: How Miranda applies to special...

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Selecting An Arkansas Criminal Lawyer For Felony Cases – Series Recap

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Federal Cases, Felony Charges, General | 0 comments

This post concludes our series on how Arkansas residents should go about choosing a lawyer for high-level criminal matters. Our goal with this series has been to help the accused with the process of selecting a lawyer and to give guidance on how a defendant can make an informed decision when selecting counsel. If you are charged with a felony offense then it is crucial that you retain the right attorney. We have addressed a number of topics...

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Arkansas Defendants Should Take Their Time When Selecting a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Federal Cases, Felony Charges, General | 0 comments

This is the next post on how Arkansas defendants should go about choosing a lawyer for high-level felony charges. Our last post discussed the differences between Federal Charges and criminal matters filed in State Court. It is important to hire an attorney who is familiar with the Federal process, in part, because the U.S. Government has a separate set of laws from those of a state. In this post we will discuss the need of one to take their...

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​ Choosing An Arkansas Criminal Defense Lawyer For Federal Charges

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Federal Cases, Felony Charges, General | 0 comments

This is the next post in our series on how Arkansas residents should go about choosing a criminal defense lawyer for high-level felony charges. Our last post discussed the steps a defense lawyer will take in felony matters as opposed to misdemeanor charges. Understanding the differences in the tasks which an attorney will perform is crucial. In this article we will discuss factors which one may wish to consider when choosing an attorney for...

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