The DWI/DUI and
Criminal Defense
Legal Team

Drug Charges

Should I Plead GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY To My Drug Charge?

You should definitely plead NOT GUILTY to your Drug charge! The first court hearing is called an arraignment. If you hire our law firm, we will enter a “Not Guilty” plea for you at your arraignment and YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO GO TO COURT, as long as you are not charged with a felony. The purpose of an arraignment is to plead “Guilty” or “Not Guilty” to the Judge. If you were to plead “guilty,” the Judge would set your sentence on each of your charges to whatever he or she wants within the minimum and maximum sentence allowed by law. On your Drug charge, the Judge can put you in jail or, if it is a felony, in prison!

Some people worry that if they plead “Not Guilty,” when they feel they are really guilty, that it could hurt them later. Please do not worry. The criminal justice system is designed for you to plead “Not Guilty.” This is the case because in America you are considered innocent until the prosecutor can prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. First, this allows Norwood & Norwood, if you hire us as your attorneys, to examine all of the evidence to see if the prosecutor has enough evidence to prove you guilty AND to see if the police got that evidence lawfully without making errors. In other words, we look for a way to WIN! You would be shocked at how many cases we win, even when our client is technically guilty, because the police do not do their job properly. Next, the system is designed for us to negotiate with the prosecutor to get the best possible plea bargain (sentence) for you. We have negotiated many thousands of dismissals for our clients’ charges. The prosecutor negotiates so that the state will be spared the time and expense of a trial. Our firm has defended well-over 1,000 Drug cases.  The Norwood & Norwood criminal defense legal team uses that experience, and problems we find with the prosecutor’s evidence, to work toward really great outcomes for our clients.  Those may include winning your case, getting dismissal of charges, keeping you out of jail, keeping charges off of your record, keeping fines low, etc.

The consequences of conviction can be costly! You potentially face jail time, fines, court costs, and even the loss of your job. Norwood & Norwood has either won or negotiated dismissals for many thousands of charges for our clients and most of our clients NEVER GO TO JAIL.  Let us see if we can do that for you!  Your first visit with us to discuss your case is absolutely FREE, and you are under no obligation to hire us.  If you decide to hire us, we offer reasonable rates, payment plans, and accept VISA, MASTERCARD and DISCOVER. We have proven many thousands of times that,  just because you have been charged with a crime, doesn’t mean you will be convicted of that crime. If you have the opportunity to hire one of the best criminal defense law firms in Northwest Arkansas at a reasonable rate you can afford, why wouldn’t you? We fight hard for our clients and we would love to help you!

 

See a small sample of our Drug Charges victories.
State v Z.K.
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Dismissed
State v J.C.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Dismissed
State v D.G.
Poss. Of Controlled Substance w/ Intent
Dismissed
State v C.O.
Poss of Controlled Substance
Dismissed
State v A.E.
Delivery of Controlled Substance
Dismissed
State v P.W.
Poss of Controlled Substance
Not Guilty
State v R.J.
Poss of Controlled Substance
Not Guilty
State v K.R.
Poss of Drug Paraphernalia
Dismissed
State v D.R.
Poss of Controlled Sub.
Not Guilty
State v R.J.
Poss of Drug Paraphernalia
Not Guilty
State v M.B.
Poss of Controlled Sub.
Not Guilty
State v J.O.
Poss of Controlled Sub.
Not Guilty
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State v J.R.
Possession of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v J.R.
Delivery of a Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v J.P.
Possession w/ Intent to Deliver Drugs
DISMISSED
State v A.B.
Poss. w/Intent to Deliver Drugs
DISMISSED
State v Z.K.
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Dismissed
State v J.C.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Dismissed
State v D.G.
Poss. Of Controlled Substance w/ Intent
Dismissed
State v C.O.
Poss of Controlled Substance
Dismissed
State v A.E.
Delivery of Controlled Substance
Dismissed
State v P.W.
Poss of Controlled Substance
Not Guilty
State v R.J.
Poss of Controlled Substance
Not Guilty
State v K.R.
Poss of Drug Paraphernalia
Dismissed
State v D.R.
Poss of Controlled Sub.
Not Guilty
State v R.J.
Poss of Drug Paraphernalia
Not Guilty
State v M.B.
Poss of Controlled Sub.
Not Guilty
State v J.O.
Poss of Controlled Sub.
Not Guilty
State v M.B.
Poss of Drug Para.
Not Guilty
State v J.O.
Poss of Drug Para.
Not Guilty
State v D.R.
Poss of Drug Para.
Not Guilty
State v P.L.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v N.W.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v N.S.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v N.M.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v N.C.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v M.S.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v M.R.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v M.N.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v M.L.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v M.H.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v M.B.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v L.T.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v L.S.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v L.M.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v L.C.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v L.C.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v K.V.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v K.S.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v K.J.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v K.J.
Minor in Poss. of Alcohol
DISMISSED
State v K.B.
Minor in Poss. of Alcohol
DISMISSED
State v J.W.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v J.W.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v J.T.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v J.S.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v J.S.
DWI - DRUGS
NOT GUILTY
State v J.S.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v J.S.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v J.R.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v J.M.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v J.M.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v J.M.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v J.J.
DWI - DRUGS
NOT GUILTY
State v J.H.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v J.G.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v J.E.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v J.D.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v H.S.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v H.S.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v H.P.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v H.B.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v. R.J.
Possession w/Intent to Manufacture
DISMISSED
State v. L.G.
Possession w/ Intent to Deliver
REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR
State v. K.B.
Possession of a Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v. J.P.
Possession w/Intent to Deliver
DISMISSED
State v. J.H.
Possession of a Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v. J.G.
Delivery of a Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v. J.C.
Possession of a Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v. J.A.
Possession of a Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v. E.B.
Possession With Intent to Deliver
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v. C.M.
Possession of a Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v. C.B.
Possession of a Controlled Substance
NO CHARGES FILED
State v. B.E.
Possession of a Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v. B.E.
Possession of a Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v. A.W.
Possession w/Intent to Deliver
DISMISSED
State v Z.R.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v Z.J.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v Z.F.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v W.P.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v W.D.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v T.M.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v T.J.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v T.B.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v S.H.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v S.G.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v R.N.
DWI - DRUGS
NOT GUILTY
State v R.M.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v R.E.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v R.C.
DWI-DRUGS
NOT GUILTY
State v P.S.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v P.M.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v P.M.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v G.N.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v G.J.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v E.B.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v D.S.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v D.P.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v D.N.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v D.M.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v D.M.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v D.J.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v D.H.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v D.H.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v D.C.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v D.C.
DWI - DRUGS
NOT GUILTY
State v D.B.
DWI - DRUGS
NOT GUILTY
State v D.B.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v C.W.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v C.T.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v C.O.
DWI-DRUGS
NOT GUILTY
State v C.M.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v C.M.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v C.M.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v C.M.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v C.H.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v C.H.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v C.H.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v C.H.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v C.E.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v C.C.
DWI - DRUGS
NOT GUILTY
State v C.B.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v C.A.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v B.L.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v A.S
Poss. of Controlled Substance
KEPT OFF RECORD
State v A.S.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v A.R.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v A.R.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v A.M.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v A.M.
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v A.G
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
State v A.B
Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
DISMISSED
State v A.B.
Poss. of Controlled Substance
DISMISSED
In no way is this list trying to suggest what we will be able to do for you. Each case is different and what we may be able to do for you cannot be known until we look at all of the evidence.
What are the PENALTIES for a Drug Charge Conviction in Arkansas?

Trying to handle a Drug charge without an attorney, or with an inexperienced attorney, can have devastating results. If a friend or family member has told you that your Drug charge is “no big deal,” they do not fully understand the potential consequences of a Drug charge. A Drug charge can be either a misdemeanor or felony.  Either way, if you plead guilty to a judge, he or she can put you in jail or, if it is a felony, in prison. Every Drug charge conviction exposes you to jail, and if it is a felony, to prison, as well as to fines and court costs.  We have defended well-over 1,000 Drug charges.  Our criminal defense legal team uses that experience, and problems we find with the prosecutor’s evidence, to work toward really great outcomes for our clients.  Those may include winning your case, getting dismissal of charges, keeping you out of jail, keeping charges off of your record, keeping fines low, etc.

Depending on your charge, there may be hidden costs as well:

  • You may lose your driver’s license;
  • You may lose your voting rights, if your charge is a felony;
  • You may have trouble qualifying to rent an apartment or house;
  • You may lose your gun rights, if your charge is a felony;
  • You may be fired from your current job;
  • You may have trouble getting a job in the future; and
  • You may lose options on government financial aid for school.

No lawyer can guarantee the results of a case; however, at Norwood & Norwood, we do promise that we will fight hard to:

  • Find a way to win;
  • Get charges dismissed or reduced;
  • Keep you out of jail;
  • Keep charges off your record;
  • Keep your fines low;
  • Arrange to have you pay any fines over a period of time rather than all on your final court date.

The consequences of conviction can be costly! You potentially face jail time, fines, court costs, and  even the loss of your job. Norwood & Norwood has either won or negotiated dismissals for many thousands of charges for our clients and most of our clients NEVER GO TO JAIL.  Let us see if we can do that for you!  Your first visit with us to discuss your case is absolutely FREE, and you are under no obligation to hire us.  If you decide to hire us we offer reasonable rates, payment plans, and accept VISA, MASTERCARD and DISCOVER. We have proven many thousands of times that,  just because you have been charged with a crime, doesn’t mean you will be convicted of that crime. If you have the opportunity to hire one of the best criminal defense law firms in Northwest Arkansas at a reasonable rate you can afford, why wouldn’t you? We fight hard for our clients and we would love to help you!

 

Can I AFFORD an Attorney to Help Me?

Many people do not hire an attorney because they think they cannot afford an attorney. At Norwood & Norwood, even though we aer probably the most experienced criminal defense law firm in Northwest Arkansas, we make hiring an attorney affordable by offering a free first visit, having reasonable fees, offering payment plans, and accepting VISA, MASTERCARD and DISCOVER.

During your free first visit, we discuss your case, the charges brought against you, the potential consequences you face if you are convicted, and how we plan to help you. We also discuss our fees and payment options available to you.

The consequences of conviction can be costly! You potentially face jail time, fines, court costs, and even the loss of your job. Norwood & Norwood has either won or negotiated dismissals for many thousands of charges for our clients and most of our clients NEVER GO TO JAIL. Let us see if we can do that for you! Your first visit with us to discuss your case is absolutely FREE, and you are under no obligation to hire us. If you decide to hire us we offer reasonable rates, payment plans, and accept VISA, MASTERCARD and DISCOVER. We have proven many thousands of times that, just because you have been charged with a crime, doesn’t mean you will be convicted of that crime. If you have the opportunity to hire one of the best criminal defense law firms in Northwest Arkansas at a reasonable rate you can afford, why wouldn’t you?! We fight hard for our clients and we would love to help you!

Why Should I HIRE NORWOOD & NORWOOD to Help Me?
  • Our firm has defended well-over 1,000 Drug cases over the past 25 years.  Our criminal defense legal team uses that experience, and problems we find with the prosecutor’s evidence, to work toward really great outcomes for our clients!  Those may include winning your case, getting dismissal of charges, keeping you out of jail, keeping charges off of your recocrd, keeping fines low, etc.
  • Norwood & Norwood has either won or negotiated dismissals for many thousands of charges for our clients and most of our clients NEVER GO TO JAIL. Let us see if we can do that for you! We have proven many thousands of times that, just because you have been charged with a crime, doesn’t mean you will be convicted of that crime.
  • Your first visit is absolutely FREE, and you are not obligated to hire us.
  • Our firm offers reasonable fees, affordable payment options, and we accept VISA, MASTERCARD or DISCOVER.
  • The lawyers of our firm include former deputy prosecutors, people who have worked on the other side, and understand the strategies and tactics the prosecutor will use to try and convict you!
  • Doug Norwood, the founder of the firm and lead litigation attorney, has been nominated and voted by his peers as a “SuperLawyer” for the Mid-South Region for the last five consecutive years. In addition, on two occasions, he has been named by the Arkansas Times, as one of the “Best Criminal Law/DWI Lawyers in Arkansas.” Doug also was named the “Champion of Justice” by the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and has been the recipient of the Arkansas Bar Association’s “Lawyer Community Legacy Award.” Mr. Norwood has also received the coveted Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rating, which sets him apart as one of the Preeminent Lawyers in his field of criminal defense and DWI / DUI law. In addition, he maintains the highest ranking an attorney can achieve on www.AVVO.com, one of the leading lawyer referral sites in the country. He also was one of the founding members in establishing the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has served as the President of that association.
  • When you hire Norwood & Norwood, you hire one of the BEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE LEGAL TEAMS in all of Northwest Arkansas.

If you have the opportunity to hire one of the best criminal defense law firms in Northwest Arkansas at a reasonable rate you can afford, why wouldn’t you?! We fight hard for our clients and we would love to help you!

DARE ... To Ask These Questions!

ALL ATTORNEYS ARE NOT EQUAL. If you go see another attorney, we strongly suggest that you ask any other attorney the questions below. No two attorneys are alike and we believe that you should know the answers to these questions before you make a decision on whom to hire. For example, one reason why this could be important, is there are many attorneys that may say they handle Drug charges. However, OTHER ATTORNEYS MAY HAVE NEVER TAKEN ANY DWI /DUI CASE TO TRIAL, or only handled a few Drug charges. Our firm has defended well-over 1,000 Drug cases. Norwood & Norwood’s Drug charge experience, and the fact that our defense team has taken hundreds if not thousands of cases to trial, helps us to negotiate really great outcomes for our clients.  The prosecutors know we will make the state spend their time and money on a trial if we do not get a negotiated outcome that is favorable for our client.  It is important to know that the attorney you hire has the skill, knowledge and experience to put up the best fight to protect you from the consequences of your charges. As you can see, our answer to every question is YES.

QUESTIONS TO ASK OTHER ATTORNEYS YOU MAY CONSIDER HIRING:

  1. Has your firm defended over 25,000 Criminal Cases, including over 8,000 DWI’s?
    OUR ANSWER: YES
  2. Has your firm been able to have MANY THOUSANDS of their clients criminal charges either:
    • found Not Guilty, or
    • kept their client out of jail, or
    • gotten their clients’ charges dismissed, or
    • kept their clients’ charges off of their record?

    OUR ANSWER: YES

  3. Does your FIRM ONLY DO Criminal Defense And Civil Rights Cases? (No divorces, bankruptcies, real estate, etc.)?
    OUR ANSWER: YES
  4. Has any lawyer in your firm been voted by other lawyers to be one of the Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Arkansas?
    OUR ANSWER: YES
  5. Does your firm offer reasonable fee’s, FREE first visit, & PAYMENT PLAN options, Visa, MC, Discover?
    OUR ANSWER: YES
  6. Is there more than one Former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney working in your firm?
    OUR ANSWER: YES
  7. Has anyone in your firm been voted by other lawyers to be President of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers?
    OUR ANSWER: YES
  8. Have any of the lawyers in your firm taken more than 10 criminal cases to trial? More than 50? More than 500?
    OUR ANSWER: YES
  9. Do the lawyers in your firm have more than 100 years of combined experience?
    OUR ANSWER: YES
  10. Have any of the lawyers in your firm been included in the “SuperLawyer” list for the state of Arkansas? (“SuperLawyer” identifies the top 5% of attorneys in each state, as chosen by other attorneys & through independent research of Law & Politics.)
    OUR ANSWER: YES
  11. Has your firm been hired by other attorneys and many law enforcement officers to handle their cases or family members’ cases when they get into criminal trouble?
    OUR ANSWER: YES
  12. Have any of the lawyers in your firm been asked to teach other lawyers classes in criminal law defense tactics?
    OUR ANSWER: YES
  13. Does your firm have one of the largest criminal law libraries in Northwest Arkansas which allows them to stay up-to-date on the latest legal theories as well as to understand the law?
    OUR ANSWER: YES
  14. Does your firm have at least six attorneys who only do criminal defense and civil rights law to help defend your criminal case?
    OUR ANSWER: YES
  15. Are any of the lawyers in your firm listed in the bar register of preeminent lawyers which is limited to only the most distinguished law practices in the nation?
    OUR ANSWER: YES
NORWOOD AND NORWOOD, P. A. IS DEDICATED TO PROTECTING YOU!
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Rogers, Arkansas 72758
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Bentonville, AR 72712
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Doug Norwood

  • SuperLawyer™
  • Former Deputy Prosecuter
  • Defended over 25,000 cases
  • Defended over 8,000 DWIs
  • Serving NWA since 1988
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated
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