A FIGHT WE DON’T BACK DOWN FROM
Arkansas’ Criminal Defense Attorney
When it comes to criminal defense, the The Chosen Law Group is distinguished by our intricate knowledge of the law and related in field experiences as our Lead Attorney Bobby Forrest Jr. was a former police officer and detective – we take the time needed to understand every angle and aspect of the case in order to return the most favorable results to our clients. Led by the aggressive trial lawyer Bobby Forrest Jr., The Chosen Law Group has the experience and knowledge necessary to fight for you in a wide area of cases, including:
Bobby Forrest brings a rare distinct different angle than what most attorneys can provide and that is: HE WAS A FORMER POLICE OFFICER! Bobby has seen the law from both sides of the field giving him a unique perspective on how the law is applied to your specific case. During his time as a police officer, Bobby Forrest won three letters of commendations from the Police Chief.
But it is not just about the credentials: The Chosen Law Group provides results for its client. As one of the youngest lawyers in the State, Bobby Forrest Jr. has secured “NOT GUILTY” verdicts for his clients. Through his hard and diligent work, The Chosen Law Group has helped save not only lives but family and careers.
Our clients experience the utmost professionalism when it comes to their case, including 24/7 accessibility to our team. Trust your future to a team that is well-versed in the rules of evidence, case law, constitutional law, as well as related scientific and technical areas.
You can’t afford all the Arkansas conviction penalties. Fight now and contact our team at 501.918.0798 to schedule your free case evaluation.
We serve the entire Arkansas and are available 24/7 to fight for you.
Misdemeanor and Felony Penalties in Arkansas?
There are several levels of misdemeanor in Arkansas:
Class "A" Misdemeanors can result in up to 1 year in jail, and up to $2500 in fines.
Class "B" Misdemeanors can result in up to 90 days in jail and up to $1000 in fines.
Class "C" Misdemeanors can result in up to 30 days in jail and up to $500 in fines.
Unclassified Misdemeanors can result in fines and jail time depending on individual statutes.
While misdemeanors are certainly not as serious as felonies, they still have the potential to bring much difficulty to your future. Misdemeanors can result in things such as difficulty finding employment, prevention of certain rights (such as owning a firearm), and harsher sentences down the road if you're convicted of another crime. With this in mind, having an experienced misdemeanor attorney in Arkansas can make or break your future in many ways.
You can trust Bobby Forrest at The Chosen Law Group to correctly guide your case and give you the right next steps in the eyes of the law.If you're facing misdemeanor charges in Little Rock, Arkansas or across the state of Arkansas, call Bobby Forrest at The Chosen Law Group today! We're prepared to give you a consultation, strategic advice, help understanding what you may be facing, and more.
Class D 0-6 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and up to a 10,000 Fine
Class C 3-10 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and up to a 10,000 Fine
Class B 5-20 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and up to a 15,000 Fine
Class A 6-30 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and up to a 15,000 Fine
Class Y 10-40 years or Life years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections
Capital penalty Life in the Arkansas Department of Corrections without possibility of parole or death
Why an Arkansas Felony Lawyer is Vital
When it comes to felony criminal charges, having an experienced attorney on your side is vital. Felonies have the potential to bring devastating consequences, but Bobby Forrest at The Chosen Law Group in Little Rock, Arkansas is prepared to fight in your corner. Felonies in Arkansas can include drug possession, domestic violence, aggravated assault, aggravated robbery, theft of property, rape, sexual assault, murder, and others.
Having a criminal defense attorney like Bobby Forrest who thoroughly understands the law can drastically change the outcome of your case. The Chosen Law Group in Little Rock will help you understand the ins and outs of criminal law as well as the complete nature of the charges that have been brought against you. We will help you go over the classes of felonies, the statutes of limitations, and much more.
When Should You Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?
If you are facing criminal charges, you should immediately hire the best criminal defense attorney possible. While you read this, the prosecutors and police are actively building their case against you. But don’t worry, Attorney Forrest can help prepare a game strategy from the beginning that starts to build your defense.
In many criminal defense cases, you will be taken to the local police or County jail for booking, depending on the circumstances of your arrest. What happens in the next 24 to 48 hours is critical to your freedom and reputation.
What happens during your arrest is likely to be a blur: transport to jail, booking, and mug shots. Depending on your criminal record and personal history, you may not need to post a monetary bond, or post a smaller monetary bond. Those who fail to quickly post bond, or those with records / serious charges are likely to be held until hearing.
If you’re released prior to your hearing, and a criminal defense attorney hasn’t been hired for you, it’s imperative to hire one now. Once hearings begin, only the best criminal lawyers can help. Call The Chosen Law Group 24/7 at 501-918-0798.
WHAT TO DO IF SOMEONE I KNOW GETS ARRESTED?
It’s a situation we never hope to face, “What should I do? Someone I know is arrested.” Phone calls at 2am can be annoying: butt-dials from loud clubs, drunken questions about lost keys or even missed connections. But they don’t hold a candle next to answering an unknown number only to hear, “You are receiving a collect call from an inmate in Pulaski County Jail” on the line, followed by a desperate plea for help from your friend or loved one.
If you’ve never dealt with this before, we’re sure some of the many following questions typically are: “How long does it take for someone to go to jail?” and “What happens during a booking?” If someone you know has been arrested, you’ll want to act fast against a system that prefers to take its time. Taking the right steps in the right order is only way to make sure your friend is out of lockup quickly and safely. Here’s what you need to know and do to get them home.
Step One: Keep Things On Track
Stay calm. Not as obvious, but this is definitely first on the list of what to do once someone you know has been arrested. If you are present during the actual arrest, try to follow these three steps:
Calmly and politely ask the police officer for the exact name of the charges.
Calmly and politely ask the remaining police officer for the name of the jail where your friend will be taken.
DO NOT try to argue with the police officer. You will not change the situation and may even make things worse.
If the arrest happened without you present, try to keep them calm on the phone. Make the most of your time on the phone by finding out what they’ve been accused of and where they are. If they start rambling about an unmarked police car, their charges or other details of the arrest, try to make them stop. You want to take full advantage of the limited time you have with them on the phone.
Whether your arrested friend was caught with weed or needs a domestic battery lawyer, extra conversation could hurt their case. Something to note is that these calls are recorded and an inadvertent confession could be used against them in court. Let them know that you’re working as fast as you can to get them home and remind them to also stay calm and not to talk about their case until they’ve hired a lawyer.
Occasionally we hear, “I think my friend is in jail, how do I find him?” If you’ve only heard about a friend’s arrest and haven’t been in contact with them directly, there are websites you can use to find out where they are, what they’re being charged with and whether or not a bond has been set. The best place to start is the county jail roster of the county you suspect them to be arrested in. There you can lookup an inmate and see whether or not they’ve been processed, what their bail is and more.
Step Two: Contact a Bail Bondsman
Second on the list of what to do if someone you know is arrested: contact a bail bondsman immediately. Unfortunately, the hard truth you may not hear from other lawyers is that getting someone out of jail can take some time. Even if you followed the police cruiser to the jail with a bag full of cash for bail, you’d still have to wait for your friend to be processed and arraigned before getting them home. Unfortunately, this process can take hours or even days depending on when and where your friend was arrested.
The best way to speed up the process? Call a bail bondsman immediately, even before you call a lawyer. If you need a list a recommendations, give us a call at 501-918-0798 24/7.
Bail bondsmen have access to information that you don’t, and as long as they know who your friend is and where they are, they are your best bet for getting your friend out as soon as humanly possible. In exchange for approximately 10% of the full bail amount, your bondsman will contact the jail, post bond and collect your friend from jail in an expedited fashion. Best of all, you can even pay an extra fee to escalate the process by having a bail bondsman wait in line for you and deliver the necessary funds to have your friend released.
Step Three: Call Bobby Forrest Jr. and The Chosen Law Group
After calling a bondsman, the best thing to do if someone you know is arrested is to call a lawyer. Specifically, set your friend up with the best legal defense Arkansas has to offer: the attorneys at The Chosen Law Group. Schedule a free consultation now and we’re available 24/7.
We’ve helped our clients beat a variety of charges ranging from DWI and assault all the way to Terroristic Act. Our team is experienced at protecting freedom every step of the way and answering concerns such as “What to do if you have an arrest warrant?” to “How long does it take to go to court after being charged?”
We recognize how scary it can be to face a criminal charge and we make it our mission to simplify the process as much as possible. Not only will your friend have the best criminal defense lawyer in their corner, they’ll have 24/7 access to their attorney, including our cell phone numbers for use whenever they need us.
Call The Chosen Law Group at 501-918-0798 for a Free Consultation