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John C. Collins


John Collins has arrested people and trained officers on arrest procedure. John has prosecuted people and trained prosecutors. John has defended people and has trained attorneys from the US and Canada to defend people charged with crimes. John has sat as a special Judge in various courts and has trained Judges.

Mr. Collins started his career in law enforcement, serving as a field training officer, patrolman, investigator, and instructor of an alcohol education program. John went on to become a deputy prosecuting attorney in Garland County. Mr. Collins has conducted several courses on Arkansas and Texas DWI DUI offenses.  He has been a guest speaker for Arkansas law enforcement training sessions on topics related to DWI DUI.

Mr. Collins has sat as a special judge in numerous Arkansas district courts. Mr. Collins is a founding member, currently on the board of directors, a faculty member, and a former state ambassador of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. John is also a member of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Texas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Inns of Court, and the American Chemical Society.

Mr. Collins has been hired as an adjunct professor at William H. Bowen School of Law to teach law students how to perform necessary tasks in a law practice.

John received the Client Distinction Award from in 2013, and was named by Thomson Reuters as a Rising Star 2011, has been named as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021), has been published in Arkansas Life Magazine, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Docket Call Magazine, and Arkansas Times Magazine.  He has been ranked as a superb attorney by with a 10 out of 10 rating and, most recently, is a published author of the DWI book used in Arkansas, published by Lawyer and Judges Publishing Company.

Licensed in Arkansas and Texas.

  • Texarkana Police Department (DWI alcohol and drugs 2021)
  • Searcy Co. Sheriff's Office (Courtroom Testimony 2021)
  • Magnolia Police Department (DWI Drugs Courtroom Testimony 2021)
  • Sheridan PD and Grant County Sheriff's Office (DWI Drugs 2021)
  • Little Rock Police Department (Rookie School 2021)
  • Criminal Justice Institute- Eureka Springs (Drug Recognition Expert School 2021)
  • Pulaski County Bar Assoc. (DWI Drugs.  It's Dope 2021)
  • DUIDLA in Charleston, South Carolina (Drug Recognition Experts 2020)
  • Top Gun - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assoc. in Austin, Texas (Cross Examination of the officer 2020)
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assoc. in Houston, Texas (SFST 2020)
  • Criminal Justice Institute in Ft. Smith (Drug Recognition Expert Training, 2019)??
  • Little Rock Police Academy (Courtroom Testimony, 2019)
  • Ft. Smith Police Department (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 2019)
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (DWI/Drugs, 2019)
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Houston, Texas (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 2019)
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio (Cross Examination, 2019)
  • Criminal Justice Institute-Jonesboro (Drug Recognition Expert Training, 2019)
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Jury trial strategies, 2018)
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association – Philadelphia (Jury Trials, 2018)
  • Criminal Justice Institute- Russellville (Drug Recognition Expert Training, 2018)
  • Best of CLE (DWI, 2018)
  • Little Rock Police Academy (Sobriety Testing, 2017)
  • In Service Training (Blood Draw Cases, 2017)
  • Impaired Driving Conference (DWI/Drug Cases, 2017)
  • Everything You Need To Know About DWI (DWI, 2017)
  • Arkansas Bar Convention (DWI Legal Updates, 2017)
  • Racing for Justice (Roadblocks, 2016)
  • Little Rock Police Academy (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 2016)
  • In service training (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 2016)
  • In service training (Drug Recognition Expert, 2016)
  • “Halting the Vampires/Bad Blood,” AR Ass. of Criminal Defense Lawyers (DWI, 2016)
  • Field Testing Presentation, State Police Training (DWI, 2016)
  • 118th AR Bar Meeting, Cross Examining a Police Officer (DWI, 2016)
  • Field Sobriety Training, LR Police (DWI, 2016)
  • Fayetteville PD Service Training (DWI, 2016)
  • DWI Roadblock, Racing for Justice (DWI, 2016)
  • DWI Institute (DWI, 2015)
  • Troop School (DWI, 2015)
  • Summer Session in Chicago (DWI Defense, 2015)
  • Last Chance CLE (DWI, 2015)
  • Troop School (DWI Trials, 2014)
  • DWI SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 2014)
  • DWI Institute (DWI, 2014)
  • Detection of Impaired Drivers (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 2014)
  • Detection of Impaired Drivers (DWI, 2014)
  • Criminal Post Trial (Criminal Law, 2014)
  • Betting On Justice XIII (DWI, 2014)
  • Troop School (DWI training, 2013)
  • Criminal Trial Practice (DWI Trial Practice, 2013)
  • Arkansas Paralegal Alliance (DWI Defense, 2013)
  • 4th Amendment (Blood draws and Road Blocks, 2013)
  • Troop School (DWI, 2012)
  • Police Academy (DWI, 2012)
  • Drugs that Impair Driving (DWI – Drugs, 2012)
  • Criminal Trial Practice (DWI, 2012)
  • Betting On Justice (Drug Recognition Experts, 2012)
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (Cross Examination, 2011)
  • Law Call (DWI, 2011)
  • In-Service Training (DWI & Drug Arrest, 2011)
  • Hope Police In-Service Training (DWI, 2011)
  • DWI Trial Techniques (DWI Jury Trial, 2011)
  • DWI Drugs (Drug Recognition Expert Training, 2011)
  • Kiwanis (DWI, 2010)
  • In-service Training (Courtroom Testimony and Demeanor, 2008)
  • DWI Continuing Legal Education (DWI in Arkansas, 2007)
  • Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases in Arkansas (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 2006)
  • Discussion Panel on Law Firms and Technology (Technology in the Small Law Firm, 2006)

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