DWI & DUI Defense in Little Rock
Little Rock Violent Crime Lawyer
Defending Those Accused of Violent Crimes in Arkansas
Violent crimes are some of the most serious offenses in the state of Arkansas. These crimes can carry long prison sentences and/or costly fines, depending on the severity of the crime. If you are facing charges for a violent crime, you need a Little Rock violent crime defense lawyer on your side to fight for your rights and protect your future.
At Collins, Collins & Ray, our Little Rock violent crime defense attorneys have handled thousands of cases and have a proven track record of success. We know how to defend clients against violent crime charges and can help you do the same.
If you have been arrested for a violent crime in Arkansas, do not make any statements to the police without first consulting with an attorney. At Collins, Collins & Ray, we can help you fight your charges and protect your rights.
Types of Violent Crimes
There are many different types of violent crimes, some are felonies and others are misdemeanors. If you are convicted of a violent crime, you will face serious penalties, such as jail time, probation, and fines. If you have been charged with a violent crime, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and your freedom.
Violent crimes can be charged as:
- Homicide: This includes cases of intentional killing of another person. Homicides can be categorized as first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter, or justifiable homicide.
- Assault: Assault involves the intentional act of causing fear of imminent harm or physical injury to another person. It can range from simple assault, which typically involves threats or minor physical contact, to aggravated assault, which involves more severe injuries or the use of a deadly weapon.
- Robbery: Robbery is the act of taking another person's property through force, threats, or intimidation. It involves both theft and the presence of violence or the threat of violence.
- Sexual Assault: This includes crimes such as rape, sexual battery, or any non-consensual sexual act committed against an individual without their consent.
- Domestic Violence: Domestic violence refers to acts of violence, abuse, or threats that occur within domestic or familial relationships. It can include physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.
- Kidnapping: Kidnapping involves the unlawful and intentional abduction or confinement of another person against their will. It typically involves holding someone for ransom, as a means to commit another crime, or for other malicious purposes.
- Aggravated Battery: Aggravated battery refers to a more severe form of assault that causes significant bodily harm or involves the use of a deadly weapon.
Contact Our Violent Crime Defense Firm
If you have been charged with a violent crime, do not speak with the police. You have the right to remain silent, and anything you say can be used against you in court. Instead, contact Collins, Collins & Ray to arrange for a free, confidential case evaluation. We will review your case and advise you of your options.
AY Magazine’s Arkansas Best Lawyers: Brian Ray 2020, 2021
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys – 10 Best Client Satisfaction: John C. Collins 2016
Arkansas Life Magazine’s – Top Attorneys: John C. Collins 2016, 2019
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