A drug charge can negatively impact your career and life, so it is essential that you work with an experienced attorney. At McKay Law Firm, we help people faced with drug charges related to a wide range of controlled substances:
- Methamphetamine or meth
- Prescription narcotics
- Counterfeit substances
- Public intoxication
- All other controlled substances
Clients may face misdemeanors or felonies charges, such as: possession of drugs, possession of paraphernalia, possession of drugs or paraphernalia with intent to distribute or manufacture, and drug trafficking charges.
What Are Your Rights After a Drug Arrest?
You must ensure that the legal system reasonably acts in your favor and that your constitutional rights are protected. Our Little Rock drug crimes lawyers can certify that we will do everything within the bounds of the law to protect your rights and your freedom.
Good attorneys provide a buffer between clients and the authorities. We pledge that our clients’ constitutional rights will be preserved and make sure that the authorities have conducted a lawful and proper investigation when obtaining a warrant and/or conducting a search.
Jail time for a first DWI arrest is rarely an issue. Defendants may face fines and possibly the loss of a driver’s license. Insurance rates may go up, and the defendant’s future employers may look down upon hiring them, making it harder to find or keep a job. Penalties only increase for a second or third offense, so having a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney on your DWI defense (often referred to as a DUI defense) is supremely important. McKay Law firm uses in-depth knowledge of Arkansas laws and procedures to help you (the defendant) achieve the best possible result/s after a drunk driving arrest.
How to Beat a Drunk Driving Charge
Drunk driving charges are possible to beat with a knowledgeable and resilient DWI defense. Many steps are involved in police work, and very often law enforcement, otherwise known as the police, will often make mistakes. Machinery and tests used to detect inebriation may be faulty.
Officers may fail to tell you that you have the right to an independent test by a medically trained nurse or doctor even if you fail the officer’s test/s. When we take your case, we go through all the steps from the time the officer pulls you over until the time blood tests or Breathalyzer results are given and the arrest is made. McKay Law Firm is committed to performing a detailed investigation in order to get you the best result possible.
At McKay Law Firm, in Little Rock, we offer representation to individuals who are accused of battery and family violence. In domestic violence matters, the authorities can prosecute a case even if the accuser withdraws his or her complaint and refuses to testify. This is why it’s important that you get an attorney immediately if accused of these serious crimes.
Please contact our law office in Little Rock to discuss your legal situation with a knowledgeable Arkansas criminal defense attorney.
Our criminal law practice includes but is not limited to:
- Assault and Battery
- Domestic Battery
- Domestic Abuse
- No Contact Orders
- Orders of Protection
- Bar/School Fights
- Child Abuse
- Sexual Violence
- Disorderly Conduct
- All other Violent Crimes
If you are accused of one of these crimes, you may be looking at significant jail time and a large fine. With experienced legal counsel, your charges could be reduced or dismissed.
McKay Law Firm offers legal representation to people facing charges for violent crimes. People accused of violent crimes are often found guilty by society long before they have a chance to defend themselves in court. This isn’t right. Everyone is entitled to protection under the law.
Every evidentiary rule and every constitutional theory in our legal system exists for this reason: to protect those accused. These rules and laws are inconvenient for police and prosecutors; however, without these laws and rules, many innocent people would be wrongly convicted.
McKay Law Firm is committed to battling and rectifying injustices and inequities in our criminal justice system. We will handle any case for any defendant at the trial and appellate level, regardless of the nature of the charge. This includes but is not limited to the following:
- Domestic assault
- Aggravated Assault
- Child abuse
- Sexual assault
- Family violence
- Aggravated robbery
- All other violent offenses
If you have been charged with a violent crime, you need an experienced attorney who knows how to build a strong defense and who truly cares about what happens to you before, during, and even after your trial. The charges you’ve received do not define you. We want to know you and your case to the best of our ability.
Robbery is an extremely serious offense in Arkansas. Arkansas law classifies a robbery charge as a Class B felony. This means you could face up to 20 years imprisonment and a $15,000 fine.
Aggravated robbery is an even more serious offense and can result in a life sentence. With that much at stake, you should hire a skilled criminal defense attorney.
Simply being accused of a sex crime can cause an immediate change in people’s opinion of you. People will assume you “did it” even if you claim to be innocent. However, McKay Law Firm believes that all people are innocent until proven guilty, and it is vital that you be treated fairly when you have been accused or charged with any type of sex crime.
Our Little Rock sex crime defense lawyers are here to jealously defend you when you have been charged with:
- Statutory rape
- Sexual assault
- Sex with a minor
- Indecent exposure
- Child porn
- All other sex crimes
Every story has two sides, and one side may include lies or embellishments. We are very careful to investigate every angle to see if the case arose from a ex-girlfriend, vindictive family member, or any situation where someone wants leverage or is vengeful.
We will also make sure that the authorities acted properly when collecting evidence, witness statements, and when questioning you. We would strive to have your case dismissed, negotiate a fair plea bargain, or vehemently argue for a not-guilty verdict if a trial is in your best interest.
In Arkansas, the value of property that you are accused of taking determines the harshness of the punishment you face. This applies to almost all theft-related charges. Even if the property crime charge you face is classified as a misdemeanor, there is still the potential for jail time and robust fines. You need an attorney from a law firm that will provide hard-hitting and skillful legal counsel.
McKay Law Firm defends people accused of all types of theft-related crimes, including:
- White collar crimes
- Identity theft
- Criminal mischief
- All other theft and property crimes
Experienced in Property Crime Cases
Our criminal defense attorneys protect clients in all types of property crimes, ranging from shoplifting to armed robbery. When defending you, we will carefully examine the events leading to your arrest. We will make sure that the police, private security guards and loss prevention staff acted in accordance with the law during the investigation and arrest, and that your constitutional rights are protected. We will seek to get the charge against you dropped. If you decide to fight the charge, we will forcefully represent you at trial.
The juvenile justice system runs a little differently than the adult system, so having a knowledgeable defense lawyer is crucial. McKay Law Firm will aggressively represent any person who is facing any type of juvenile charges:
- Fighting at school
- Drug possession
- Underage drinking/Minor in possession
- Bringing a gun to school
- Stealing money
- Shoplifting/retail theft
- Violating curfew
- All other juvenile offices
What To Do When Your Child Gets Arrested
Many parents never expect their child to be arrested. However shocking it may be, the best course of action is to talk with a knowledgeable lawyer about your options. Talking with an attorney can help you understand the charges and the possible consequences your child may face.
It can also help you develop a plan of action that protects your child from negative consequences, including incarceration. Minors accused of juvenile crimes usually have more options available to them than just jail or juvenile detention time. They may be given alternative sanctions or sent to treatment — but minimizing consequences often takes the help of a skilled attorney who is truly willing to fight for your child. Let us fight while you support your child through this difficult time.
Probation and Parole
A probation or parole violation could activate penalties stemming from a prior criminal charge. If your assumed probation or parole violation is the result a new criminal charge, you could also face additional penalties associated with that charge if convicted of the offense.
Protect your rights by retaining a criminal defense lawyer at McKay Law Firm. We provide a strong defense against all alleged probation and parole violations:
- Failure to attend or complete required counseling or treatment
- Failure to complete required community service
- Failed drug tests
- Alcohol-related violations
- Failure to attend meetings with a probation officer
- Commission of a new crime
- All other probation or parole issues
When you receive a traffic ticket in Arkansas, it is important to take it seriously because points can add up on your driver’s license. You could face fines, loss or restriction of your driving privileges, and your car insurance rates could rise. Working with a lawyer is the best way to avoid these issues.
Our Little Rock area law firm — McKay Law Firm — represents people who have been accused of traffic violations:
- Speeding tickets
- Careless driving
- Driving uninsured (uninsured motorists)
- Reckless driving
- Driving without a license
- Driving with suspended license
At McKay Law Firm, many of our clients are commercial drivers with CDLs. When they are accused of a moving violation, they face potentially losing their job. We know what loss of employment due to a traffic violation can mean for a family’s welfare. Let us help you through a tough situation.