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Getting arrested for a crime in Arkansas can be a terrifying, nerve-racking, and confusing situation, especially if it is your first offense. Not only does a conviction lead to a jail or prison sentence, fines, and other penalties, but it also a permanent criminal record that can make it difficult to obtain/maintain employment, find housing, apply for college, and take advantage of other opportunities life has to offer. In order to get the best possible outcome in a criminal case, having a lawyer can make the difference between freedom and being behind bars.

At Burgess Law Firm, we provide aggressive and personalized legal solutions to our clients when their rights, future, and life are on the line. Our Batesville criminal defense lawyer can assess your case, determine your available legal options, find any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, and help you either get your entire case dismissed or reduce the charges/penalties you face.

Common types of crimes our firm handles include:

  • DWI
  • Drug crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Theft crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • White-collar crimes
  • Juvenile crimes

Misdemeanors & Felonies in Arkansas

There are two main types of crimes in Arkansas: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes and carry lighter sentences compared to felonies.

The following are the three sub-classifications of misdemeanors in Arkansas:

  • Class A misdemeanor – Punishable by a jail term of up to one year and a maximum $2,500 fine.
  • Class B misdemeanor – Carries a jail sentence of up to 90 days and a fine not exceeding $1,000.
  • Class C misdemeanor – Results in a jail term of up to 30 days and a maximum $500 fine.

The five sub-classifications of felonies in the state include:

  • Class Y felony – Punishable by a prison term between ten and 40 years, or life imprisonment. Common examples of Class Y felonies include homicide, rape, kidnapping, and arson.
  • Class A felony – Results in a prison sentence between six and 30 years and a fine of up to $15,000. Common examples of Class A felonies include many sex and drug crimes, as well as aggravated robbery.
  • Class B felony – Carries a prison term between five and 20 years and a fine not exceeding $15,000. Common examples include domestic violence involving a weapon and burglary.
  • Class C felony – Punishable by a prison sentence between three and ten years and a fine no more than $10,000. Common examples of Class C felonies include theft of property worth thousands of dollars and vandalism.
  • Class D felony – Results in a maximum six-year prison term and a fine no more than $10,000. Common examples of Class D felonies include aggravated assault and breaking and entering.

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Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or felony charge, both of these types of crimes are associated with harsh penalties that can have a negative impact your professional reputation and personal life for the rest of your life. Our Batesville criminal defense lawyer can guide you through the complexities of the criminal justice system while protecting your rights throughout your case.

Contact us to discuss your case with Burgess Law Firm for more information.

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