Violent Crimes 

Arkansas Violent Crimes 

In Arkansas, the following offenses are considered “felonies involving violence” and can subject someone to enhanced penalties and remove any chance at their parole eligibility:

  • Murder in the First Degree
  • Murder in the Second Degree
  • Kidnapping
  • Aggravated Robbery
  • Rape
  • Battery in the First Degree
  • Terroristic Act
  • Sexual Assault in the First Degree
  • Sexual Assault in the Second Degree
  • Domestic Battering in the First Degree
  • Residential Burglary
  • Aggravated Residential Burglary
  • Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm from a Vehicle
  • Criminal Use of Prohibited Weapons (Class B felony version)
  • Aggravated Assault Upon a Law Enforcement Officer or Employee of a Correctional Facility
  • Attempt, Solicitation, or Conspiracy to commit any of the above offenses (except for Unlawful Discharge and Criminal Use of Prohibited Weapons)


If you or our loved one is facing any of the above charges, you need an attorney with the experience and legal wherewithal to combat these charges aggressively. Cases involving violent crime typically have a lot of moving parts and are often very emotionally charged. Further, each of the above charges carries at least 5-20 years in prison upon conviction, and several carry potential life sentences. 

Because of the serious potential consequences associated with each of the above offenses, these cases are the most likely ones to actually proceed to jury trial. Our attorneys have experience trying jury trials throughout the Natural State and in federal court in cases involving violent crime. Our attorneys know how and when to challenge the police narrative; highlight the prosecution’s lack of evidence; challenge the legality of searches and seizures; question forensic techniques and/or results; and submit alternative theories of how the underlying facts actually took place. Call for a free consultation today. 

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