Experienced Arkansas Attorneys Assist Clients Charged with Drug Crimes

Capable lawyers represent defendants facing serious legal and personal consequences in the Rogers area

Severe punishments exist for drug possession and distribution. Being convicted of a drug-related crime in Arkansas may create serious problems in your personal and professional life. In addition to possible fines and jail time, you may lose your job, be expelled from school or become alienated from your family and friends. The attorneys at Showalter Law Group, P.A. work diligently to get drug charges dropped or reduced and also make efforts to place clients in rehabilitation programs in lieu of incarceration. If you have been accused of a drug-related crime in the Rogers area or anywhere in Arkansas, contact us immediately so that we can provide the defense you deserve.

Skilled Arkansas legal team defends against possession and distribution accusations

If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law in a drug crime case, call Showalter Law Group, P.A.. We represent clients charged with all types of state and federal drug crimes, including:

  • Drug possession
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Drug trafficking
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Manufacturing of illegal substances
  • Conspiracy to sell drugs
  • Operation of a methamphetamine laboratory
  • Sale of illegal substances in a school zone
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Penalties for Drug Crimes in AR

A conviction for a drug offense may include jail/prison, fines, probation, and many other penalties. Drug crimes can be felonies or misdemeanors. The Arkansas penalties for drug crimes include:

  • Class Y felony: 10 to 40 years in prison or life imprisonment
  • Class A felony: 6 to 30 years in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000
  • Class B felony: 5 to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000
  • Class C felony: 3 to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000
  • Class D felony: 0 to 6 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000
  • Class A misdemeanor: up to 1 year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500
  • Class B misdemeanor: up to 90 days in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000
  • Class C misdemeanor: up to 30 days in jail and a maximum fine of $500

What Happens If I’m Convicted of a Drug Crime in Arkansas?

Unless you win your drug crime case:

  • You could be sentenced to jail or prison
  • You may pay hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines and fees
  • Your driver’s license may be suspended for months
  • You may have to sign up for substance abuse treatment at your own expense
  • You may not be able to rent a place to live
  • You could be fired from your job
  • You may have a hard time getting a job
  • You may have a hard time getting into college
  • You may get suspended or expelled from college

Our lawyers know how to get drug charges dismissed or keep them off your record!

Types of Drug Charges We Defend

  • Drug possession
  • Drug manufacturing/growing
  • Drug trafficking
  • Prescription fraud
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession with intent to deliver
  • Simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms

Our lawyers will:

  • Get your drug charges dismissed
  • Win your drug charge
  • Keep charges off your record
  • Keep you out of jail/prison
  • Keep your driver’s license from *being suspended
  • Keep you from going to court
  • Keep your fines low

No matter what charges you face, the lawyers at Showalter Law Group, P.A. have the experience and ability to pursue the best possible results.

Knowledgeable lawyers challenge drug charges arising from traffic stops

Many drug arrests arise from routine traffic stops. Often, police officers stop a motorist on an unrelated issue, such as speeding or a non-functioning brake light. The police officer may then ask to search the vehicle but they need probable cause to do that, and unfortunately, most drivers consent to a search without knowing they have the option to say no. If you refused to consent to the search and the police officer performed one anyway, contact an attorney promptly. Moreover, if your passenger had drugs in the vehicle without your knowledge and you were arrested because drugs were found, our attorneys fight to protect your rights and seek to have the charges dismissed.

Contact a trusted Arkansas criminal defense lawyer if you face a drug charge

If you have been arrested for a drug-related offense or are afraid that you may be arrested, it is wise to secure representation from an established criminal defense law firm. At Showalter Law Group, P.A., in Rogers, we have the resources necessary to mount a formidable defense on your behalf. Call us at 479-480-4255 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with a knowledgeable attorney.