This is the first post in a series which will discuss the handling of Little Rock, Arkansas criminal cases which involve heroin. We are writing on this topic due to the fact that the drug’s use is on the rise throughout the U.S. and, as a result, many residents of our area may find themselves having to deal with the justice system. The goal of our coming articles is to provide information which will help people understand what it is they should expect from the process and to also provide facts which help people to select a qualified criminal defense attorney. It is important to take such charges very seriously. If you have been arrested then contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
We will be addressing several issues over the course of this series. Matters which we will discuss include:
- Why Arkansas prosecutors aggressively pursue such cases
- Common search and seizure issues which arise in such cases
- The possibility of resolving one’s case through negotiations
- Defending against trafficking charges
There are several reasons why defendants must understand these topics. First, the rise in opioid use has resulted in prosecutors and judges taking a tough stance in such cases. Second, police violate the Fourth and Fifth Amendment more often than people realize. If a defendant’s case involved such violations then it may be possible to have the charges dismissed. Third, in possession cases it is often possible to resolve the matter with terms that will include a defendant seeking drug treatment. Finally, prosecutors will aggressively pursue a trafficking case and it is important for the defendant to mount a vigorous defense.
If you have been charged with a heroin-related defense then it is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. A felony conviction can result in one being disqualified from employment, not being able to pass a background check, and other difficulties. Our Little Rock lawyers have over twenty-five years of experience in defending the rights of the accused and we are ready to assist you. Contact us online or by telephone to schedule an initial consultation. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of the state.