Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys
Representing Clients Facing Assault Charges in Jonesboro
Criminal charges of domestic violence are taken very seriously, and can
result in major fines, jail or prison time, and a permanent mark on your
criminal record. In addition to this, you may face the loss of your parenting rights.
What is Domestic Violence?
Arkansas law classifies crimes of domestic violence into three categories
according to the severity of the injuries that were suffered by the victim.
These include the most severe charge of first-degree battery, second-degree
battery, and third-degree battery.
Domestic violence charges apply to violence against family and household
- Current or former spouses
- Blood relatives
- Current or previous co-habitating individuals
- Individuals who have a child together
- Individuals who are currently or previously dating
Charged With A Crime You Didn't Commit?
At Ford & Cook, PLC, our firm understands the complexities and sensitive
nature of domestic violence cases. Unfortunately, overblown or completely
false accusations may be made in the heat of the moment, causing innocent
parties to be arrested and charged.
Whether charges made against you were the result of an ex-spouse trying
to gain an advantage in
child custody proceedings or a manipulative relative taking advantage of a situation,
there is no reason you should have to suffer for a crime that you didn't commit.
Compassionate & Effective Legal Counsel
Our criminal defense lawyers provide representation that is compassionate,
understanding, and effective. We make it a priority to begin with a thorough
investigation of the incident, determine if any inconsistent or prompted
statements were made by witnesses, and see if the accuser was the initial
instigator. Under the law, every client is innocent until proven guilty,
and we abide by this belief as we fight for justice on your behalf.
If you have been charged with domestic violence in the Jonesboro area,
call us now at (870) 853-3621 to make an appointment for a
confidential case review.