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Criminal Defense Law Lawyers In Springdale Washington

Springdale is a city in Washington and Benton counties in the northwestern region of Arkansas in the United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city was 60,096. Along with Bentonville, Rogers, and Fayetteville, Springdale is one of four primary cities that comprise the Northwest Arkansas region, the state's second most populous metropolitan area. Springdale is the central city in Northwest Arkansas, situated in the southeastern center of the Springfield Plateau, the westernmost portion of the Ozark Plateau. Springdale is the second-largest city in Northwest Arkansas and currently Arkansas's fourth-largest city, behind Little Rock, Fort Smith, and Fayetteville. Springdale is the location of the headquarters of Tyson Foods Inc. , the largest meat producing company in the world, and has been dubbed the "Chicken Capital of the World" by several publications. According to the 2007 Census Springdale has a population of 66,881. Springdale is also the headquarters of Fuels & Supplies, the leading fuel supplier of Northwest Arkansas.

What is criminal defense law?

In a criminal case, the state, through a prosecutor, initiates the suit, while in a civil case the victim brings the suit. Persons convicted of a crime may be incarcerated, fined, or both. Criminal defense attorneys represent clients who have been accused of committing a crime, and defend their rights at each stage of a misdemeanor or felony case -- from an arrest to an appeal after conviction. Criminal defense attorneys may be hired privately or provided by the government (called "public defenders").

Answers to criminal defense law issues in Washington

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution says that you have a right to be free of unreasonable police searches and...

The general criteria for making an arrest is what is referred to as probable cause. Probable cause arises when there...

There are two different types of warrants that may be issued:

  • arrest warrants - an order issued by a...

The Miranda decision relates specifically to the rights of a criminal suspect after he has been detained by the...

Bail is typically set by a magistrate or a judge who considers the seriousness of the offense and the likelihood of...

Early in the course of a criminal proceeding, the defendant will be brought into court and the charges brought...

At any point during this process the defendant may plead guilty to the charge leveled against him or her. Likewise,...

Criminal offenses can be divided into two general categories:

  • ¬≠felonies -- a crime for which a person...

The distinguishing feature of criminal law is the element of punishment. The purpose of criminal law is to punish...

There are several defenses that can be raised in a criminal case. The defenses listed here are a sampling of those...