Even minor criminal charges can result in hefty fines, jail time, community service and permanent damage to your record. You can rely on Gary McDonald, Attorney at Law, to defend you of all criminal charges.
Mr. McDonald regularly works within the judicial system to defend persons who have been charged with violating the criminal laws of the State of Arkansas.
Most criminal cases end in one of three ways: a dismissal of the charges, a verdict after a trial, or a plea agreement. Careful preparation and attention to detail are necessary.
Mr. McDonald’s goal is to provide the highest quality of legal services in a timely manner. He welcomes the opportunity to discuss how his office may be of service. A consultation will be necessary to determine if his office can be of service and the best way to proceed.
Under Arkansas law, a felony is a serious crime and is punishable by imprisonment for more than one year in prison or death.
Felonies are serious crimes – if you or a loved one are facing a felony, seek professional legal help immediately.
Felonies are designated by statute by the classifications of Y, A, B, C and D.
The Circuit Courts of the State of Arkansas have exclusive jurisdiction to try persons charged with the commission of a felony proscribed by Arkansas law. Venue generally lies in the county in which the act occurred for which the charge is made.
Under Arkansas law, a misdemeanor is a crime that is less serious than a felony and is usually punishable by fine and/or imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than 1 year.
Misdemeanors are designated by statute by the classifications of A, B and C and D.
The District Courts of the State of Arkansas have initial jurisdiction to try persons charged with the commission of a misdemeanor. All convictions rendered by the District Court of the State or Arkansas are subject to an appeal to the Circuit Court of the county in which the District Court is located.
Circuit Courts have jurisdiction to hear appeals from District Courts as well as misdemeanor proceedings that are filed directly with the Circuit Court. Venue generally lies in the county in which the act occurred for which the charge is made.