Defending Against Drug Charges

At Files & Brasuell, PLLC, in Little Rock, our criminal defense lawyers have a vast amount of experience representing individuals charged with drug offenses. As experienced and skilled trial attorneys, we diligently prepare a strong defense to find the best outcome in your case.

Probable Cause And Your Rights

Did the police have probable cause to search or arrest you? We will hear your side of what happened and evaluate all factors before and during your arrest to protect your Fourth Amendment rights.

The best defense is a good offense. We take a proactive approach when evaluating and creating your defense because we know what's at stake and the serious nature of these accusations.

We prepare every case to go to trial. You deserve to have experienced attorneys on your side when your future and reputation are on the line.

Drug Crime Conviction And Penalties

Drug crime convictions can result in serious penalties for offenders. We understand state and federal laws and how they will impact your case. You can trust us to advocate for your rights — we have more than 30 years of combined experience defending individuals facing serious drug possession or drug trafficking charges.

The penalties vary per offense. The most common drug offense charges and their penalties are listed below.

Possession of drugs:

  • Class D Felony 0-6 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction and/or a fine of up to $10,000
  • Class C Felony 3-10 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction and/or a fine of up to $10,000
  • Class B Felony 5-20 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction and/or a fine of up to $15,000
  • Class A Felony 6-30 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction and/or a fine of up to $15,000
  • Class Y Felony 10-40 or Life in the Arkansas Department of Correction and a fine of up to $25,000

Possession of drugs and firearms:

  • Class Y Felony 10-40 or Life in the Arkansas Department of Correction and a fine of up to $25,000

Possession of drug paraphernalia:

  • Class D Felony 0-6 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction and/or a fine of up to $10,000
  • Class C Felony 3-10 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction and/or a fine of up to $10,000
  • Class B Felony 5-20 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction and/or a fine of up to $15,000

Maintaining a drug premises:

  • Class D Felony 0-6 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction and/or a fine of up to $10,000

Contact Us. Free Initial Consultations.

You need skilled legal representation from day one if you are suspected of committing a drug crime. We have decades of experience handling drug offense cases. Let us start protecting your rights. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 501-374-0616 or contact us online.