Jonesboro Criminal Defense Attorney

Being arrested is a traumatic experience. Whatever type of crime you’ve been charged with, you are likely disoriented and frightened. One of the most distressing aspects of being arrested is the sense of abandonment you experience knowing that you alone are facing the full weight of the law. If you have been arrested in northeastern Arkansas, you are fortunate to have the Law Offices of Bryce Cook available to support you. Conveniently located in Jonesboro, Bryce Cook is an extremely talented criminal defense attorney who has the skill set to protect your interests and the empathy to make you feel safe.

What Makes Our Criminal Defense Lawyer Special

What makes our legal practice outstanding is that we approach you the way we would want to be approached in similar circumstances. Our advice will be based on over a decade of experience in the field. Not only are we well-schooled in negotiation and trial tactics, but we also have a history of helping our clients achieve successful outcomes. We will work diligently, first to get you released on bail, and then to get your case dismissed or to arrange a plea bargain to lesser charges. We know well the consequences you fear — fines, jail time, loss of job opportunities, damaged reputation — and will fight hard to keep them at bay.

We are aware that innocent people may be wrongfully arrested and equally aware that good people sometimes make mistakes, get involved with the wrong crowd or have anger management issues. No matter what your particular story is, we will listen to it carefully and sympathetically so that we can determine the best defense strategy to use in your case. Bryce Cook, our founding attorney, is dedicated to protecting your civil rights and your dignity. He also makes it a point to keep the lines of communication open so you will be kept informed, told the truth, and have your options clarified throughout the process. At the Law Offices of Bryce Cook, we believe transparency builds trust.

The Law Offices of Bryce Cook Offers Comprehensive Criminal Defense

It is in your own best interest to contact us before making any statement to police officers or prosecution officials. We have been through this process a great many times and know all too well how words you speak in haste may worsen your situation. Whether you have been accused of a felony or a misdemeanor, remember to wait for us to arrive before trying to explain your way out of trouble. We defend clients accused of a broad range of crimes, including, but certainly not limited to:

As you probably know, drunk and drug-impaired driving charges are being aggressively prosecuted these days. In Arkansas, the penalties for such offenses are harsh; this is why you need a keen criminal defense attorney when you are confronting such charges. Bryce Cook is familiar with all of the tests that may have been administered to you at the time of your arrest, from field sobriety tests to blood alcohol levels (BAC). He may be able to question the way your tests were administered or the way your specimens were labeled or stored. His goal during litigation is to get your case dismissed or to keep your penalties to a minimum, reducing fines, keeping points off your license, preventing jail time and, if possible, keeping you from having to use ignition interlocks.

Domestic violence
Like DUI/DWI offenses, domestic violence is much more in the public eye than it was decades ago. Fights between spouses or other family members are no longer kept secret as much as they once were; those accused of any type of threatening or physical or sexual abuse on the homefront are now much more likely to be prosecuted. If you have been arrested for such a crime, Bryce Cook is prepared to take your side in a court of law. Adept at gathering evidence and interviewing supportive witnesses, he knows that domestic violence accusations are often spawned by vengeful divorcing spouses.

Sex crimes
The Law Offices of Bryce Cook is a powerful defender of those accused of sex crimes. Sometimes the definition of consensual sex is unclear in a given situation. This is particularly true in cases of statutory rape which can be used as a reason for arresting one partner in a teenage romance. Whatever the circumstances of your case — whether a gesture meant to be affectionate was misunderstood, the other party is misrepresenting the facts, or you participated in an activity you did not believe was a crime, Bryce Cook has your back. In many cases, DNA testing will help us win a dismissal of all charges.

Competent defense for a sex crime is essential since, if convicted, you may suffer imprisonment and be placed on a sex offender list. These actions will not only damage your reputation but limit your ability to obtain certain licenses, restrict employment opportunities, and even limit where you can live.

Theft crimes
Whether you are accused of a minor offense like shoplifting or a serious crime like grand larceny, our legal talents are available to assist you. We have in-depth knowledge of state and federal laws involving theft in its various manifestations and have a number of strategies we have used in the past to keep our clients from harsh punishments. There are many reasons we may be able to get the charges against you dropped: provable alibi, believable witness, misidentification, or being framed by another party. We know that circumstantial evidence is frequently misleading and we will investigate every component of your case to prove your innocence or to uncover mitigating factors.

Other Cases We Cover

No matter what you stand accused of, Bryce Cook will be your ally. We have a track record of winning cases involving a wide variety of crimes not specified above, such as:

  • Assault and Battery
  • Child abuse
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Hate crimes
  • Resisting arrest
  • Kidnapping
  • Drug crimes

Contact Our Jonesboro Criminal Defense Attorney

We have a toolbox full of viable defense strategies and are ready to help extricate you from your legal entanglement. You may have an airtight alibi; we may be able to prove you were misidentified through witness testimony or DNA evidence; we may be able to demonstrate that you were coerced or entrapped into committing the crime. The sooner you contact us, the better for your case and for your personal sense of stability.

The Law Offices of Bryce Cook handles criminal defense cases throughout Arkansas include the Craighead County Courthouse, Greene County Courthouse, Mississippi County Courthouse, Clay County Courthouse, Crittenden County Courthouse.