Little Rock Criminal Defense Attorney
Defending you against significant criminal charges
David R. Cannon is an attorney who knows how the criminal justice system works. As a criminal defense attorney in Arkansas, he works closely with investigators and support staff to analyze and evaluate the evidence on which a case is built. Based on the strength and weight of the evidence, David fights for your legal rights — in and out of the courtroom.
Driving While Intoxicated: Arkansas has imposed increasingly harsher penalties for DUI violations, articulated by such policies as “zero tolerance” and “over the limit, under arrest.” Mandatory minimum sentences increase with each subsequent conviction. The attorney you choose to represent you will play a vital role in securing your rights and ensuring that you receive fair treatment at the hands of the courts. Blood alcohol exams, breathalyzer exams and roadside tests are subject to human error. Improper stops are another basis for getting charges reduced or dismissed. The Cannon Law Firm stands ready to assert your rights and expand your legal options.
Drug Crimes: The manufacture, possession and distribution of controlled substances — such as cocaine, methamphetamine, oxycontin, anabolic steroids, marijuana, ecstasy, LSD, prescription medications and other narcotics — can result in federal as well as state consequences. Depending on the type and amount of drugs involved, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) may be called in to investigate you for drug trafficking or conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute. An attorney can help you protect your rights when you are under suspicion for a drug crime.
Felonies: The penalty for a felony conviction often involves incarceration for a year or more, and possibly a prison sentence. Felony convictions are difficult to overcome and must be reported to potential employers for years to come. A felony conviction is likely to deprive you of your freedom as well as career opportunities. The Cannon Law Firm is dedicated to helping clients obtain the best possible outcome relative to the evidence found and the facts supporting your case.
Juvenile Law: A lapse in judgment can cost your child his or her educational and employment prospects. If convicted, a child could be sentenced to serve a term at a juvenile detention facility, away from friends and family. It is important to hire an attorney to relay the facts to a judge in a way that moves a judge to sentence your child leniently, with consideration for the child’s sense of remorse for what they have done. The main objective is to preserve your child’s future prospects despite a mistake while taking appropriate action to resolve the root cause of the bad behavior.
Homicide: When you have been accused of murder or manslaughter, you are likely to face a substantial prison term if convicted and the stigma of suspicion even if released. David R. Cannon is a seasoned trial lawyer who understands what is at stake in the upcoming trial — your freedom, your pride and your reputation in your community. He works hard to keep your name out of the limelight and to reduce the consequences of a homicide-related arrest.
Juvenile Law: Children have the most to lose in a criminal trial. A conviction can have a detrimental impact on a child’s educational and employment prospects. If convicted, a child could be sentenced to serve a term at a juvenile detention facility, away from friends and family. It is important to hire an attorney to relay the facts to a judge in a way that moves a judge to sentence your child leniently. The main objective is to preserve your child’s future prospects despite a mistake or lapse in judgment.
Misdemeanors: Arkansas classifies simple assault, disorderly conduct, DUI/DWI, some instances of domestic violence, indecent exposure, prostitution, theft and trespass as misdemeanor crimes, punishable by less than one year in county jail and/or a fine. In many cases, a lawyer can get a sentence commuted to probation, community service or drug and alcohol treatment if the defendant does not have a record of prior criminal conviction. Keep in mind that if a judge elects to commute a sentence, regular check-ins with the probation officer and compulsory drug testing may be required as a condition of your release.
Sex Crimes: A lawyer is your ultimate advocate against accusations of statutory rape, date rape, violent rape, sexual assault, molestation and related sex crimes. Depending on the types of evidence compiled against you, you need a lawyer to convince a judge or jury that you did not commit the crime. A conviction for a sex crime generally compels you to register with the national sex offender registry. Required disclosure to neighbors and potential employers is part of the ongoing penalty you would pay for conviction.
White Collar Crime: Employment relationships are built on trust. Accusations of fraud, blackmail, embezzlement, executive kickbacks, bribery, racketeering, larceny, theft or a related white collar crime can ruin a professional career. Knowing your legal rights and enforcing them in a court of law requires the expert guidance of an experienced white collar crime lawyer. Get the advice you need and the advocacy you deserve when you retain the services of a lawyer at the Cannon Law Firm.