• Speaking the languages of immigration and criminal defense

3729 N. Crossover Road, Suite 102
Fayetteville, AR 72703
(479) 957-9819

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Criminal Defense

Unfortunately, the areas of immigration and criminal law often go hand-in-hand, especially as the detention and removal scheme run by the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) relies more on state and local law enforcement agencies to identify and arrest noncitizens. Even seemingly minor violations can result in life changing immigration consequences, including removal from the United States. This is not a threat only to those without status, but also to visa holders, lawful permanent residents and all other statuses short of naturalized U.S. citizens.

Our immigration and criminal defense attorneys work together and with our clients who have been charged with criminal conduct the best possible chance at a favorable resolution of the charges at hand and, if necessary, the potential immigration consequences. The reality that immigrants run the risk of suffering greater consequences for being charged with criminal activity than native-born citizens led to the firm’s opening of a criminal defense practice in January 2019.

Our team leader, Charlcee Small, brings substantial experience to the table, having worked for both the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Arkansas and the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office where she tried hundreds of cases involving criminal and traffic matters. She has worked on the other side and understands the strategies the prosecutors will use against the accused. If you are charged with a criminal or traffic offense, she can help you.


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