Criminal Defense Attorney

Roberds Law Firm Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney Ben T. Roberds


When you are charged with a crime it can feel like you are guilty until proven innocent. As a criminal defense attorney, Ben T. Roberds knows that it is the State of Arkansas that has the burden of proof to show a defendant committed a crime beyond a reasonable doubt.  Effective legal counsel can make all the difference in the outcome of a criminal defense case.

The Roberds Law Firm handles criminal defense cases of all kinds ranging from felonies to misdemeanors.  Criminal defense attorney Ben T. Roberds is always available to discuss criminal defense matters in a secure and confidential environment and is qualified to handle criminal cases at any stage in a criminal proceeding.

Criminal Defense Areas of Practice:

If you are being charged or believe you may be charged with assault or battery, it is important that you understand your rights and how to proceed. Assault and battery offenses range from misdemeanors to felonies, and there is a wide range of associated penalties. Consulting with an experienced assault and battery criminal lawyer can help you respond to charges or allegations of assault and/or battery.

Under Arkansas law and depending on the value of the alleged stolen property, burglary and theft can classified – and penalized – as either misdemeanors or felonies. Offenses can include everything from shoplifting and unauthorized use of a vehicle to theft of property and breaking and entering. With potentially significant fines, probation and possibly jail or prison time, burglary and theft are serious offenses. If you are being charged with burglary or theft, or if you believe you may be charged soon, you may wish to consider meeting with an experienced criminal lawyer.

Possession of certain controlled substances and associated paraphernalia is illegal under Arkansas law. Possession or transportation of these substances and items can carry a range of penalties, depending on the type of substance and the quantity. If you have been arrested for possession of a controlled substance or paraphernalia, or for producing or cultivating a controlled substance intended for illegal use, you may be facing severe penalties including fines and incarceration. An experienced criminal lawyer can help you understand your rights and your defense options.

By some counts, more than 1 in every 8 Americans will be arrested for a DWI/DUI at some point in their lives. It is one of the most common criminal offenses in the nation, but it is still a complicated legal matter. Finding an experienced DUI attorney early can help avoid increased fines and penalties, minimizing the damage from your mistake.

If you have become the subject of an arrest warrant or extradition in Arkansas or another state, a knowledgeable criminal lawyer can be crucial in your defense. Attorney Ben T Roberds has significant experience with these specific issues, working with both clients and law enforcement agencies to resolve active or pending arrest warrants or extradition cases.

Juvenile proceedings work differently than adult criminal cases, with a focus on rehabilitation. Often, juvenile cases take place in a separate court system, and the range of potential options for juvenile offenders can vary greatly. A criminal lawyer can help you understand the Arkansas Juvenile Code, local court practices and your options for how to proceed.

Criminal cases involve complex legal proceedings, and it can be difficult understanding court orders and what is expected or required of you. Are you being charged with a misdemeanor or a felony? When are your fines due? Do you have to submit to drug tests or meet with a probation officer? If you are being charged with a criminal offense, court orders and obligations can quickly leave you feeling overwhelmed. But forgetting to pay a fine or show up for a meeting with your probation officer can carry severe penalties. A knowledgeable and experienced criminal lawyer can help you sift through the legalese, so you can understand your obligations and feel confident in your criminal defense.

For many offenses, consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible can help you minimize the challenges you will have to face. Attorney Ben T. Roberds has trial experience in a wide variety of criminal defense cases, and understands your rights and defense options.

But, you may still have questions or concerns about choosing a criminal lawyer…

I need to save my job or family. I just can’t think about the charges right now.

It can be uncomfortable or even frightening to seek legal help when facing criminal charges. But waiting to address the charges could result in more significant fines and penalties. A criminal lawyer can help you understand when you are due in court, when fines must be paid and other court orders you may have to adhere to during your criminal defense proceedings.

I can’t afford a criminal lawyer right now.

Hiring a professional, knowledgeable attorney is an investment in yourself. While you may be able to find low cost options, the adage holds true that you get what you pay for. When it comes to your criminal defense – and freedom – don’t bargain or settle. Roberds Law Firm understands legal fees can quickly add up, and they offer payment plans to help you receive quality criminal defense without breaking the bank.

I haven’t been charged with a crime, but I think I might be soon.

If you believe you may soon become the subject of a criminal investigation or arrest warrant for a criminal offense, you should consider consulting with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Many offer free consultations to help you understand your options and how you can proceed.

Criminal Defense You Can Trust

If you have been charged with a crime or believe that you could be charged with a crime, call the Roberds Law Firm today at (479) 464-0904 to set up a free consultation to discuss your criminal defense options.

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