Travis J. Morrissey, Attorney at Law  

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Morrissey Law Firm


Criminal Law 

Arkansas Criminal Attorney

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, you may be confused regarding where to turn to for help. It may seem like the odds are stacked against you and that your fate is inevitable. With help from an experienced criminal defense attorney, however, you can protect your rights and work to minimize consequences.

At the Morrissey Law Firm, helping the underdog is our business. We are dedicated to representing clients who are facing criminal felony and misdemeanor criminal charges such as DWI, assault, theft and drug charges. When I am hired, I will build a strong defense strategy and seek justice on behalf of my clients. I am ready and able to advocate for you throughout your case, whether in negotiations or in the courtroom.

Protect your legal and constitutional rights.  Contact me today for a free initial consultation.

Skilled Criminal Defense Representation from an Arkansas DWI Lawyer

Whether you are facing a DWI, theft charges, assault charges or drug crime, the attorney you choose can make a difference in the outcome of your case.

With more than 15 years of criminal defense experience, I have the knowledge and skill to handle even the most complex cases. My career has been dedicated to criminal law and includes more than 15 years experience handling thousands of criminal case. I am an accomplished negotiator and trial attorney who works to find the best solutions for every case, including advocating for diversionary programs in lieu of incarceration.

Contact Me Today

For a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable Arkansas criminal lawyer, call the Morrissey Law Firm at 501-623-7372 or send me an email using our secure online form. For your convenience, Saturday appointments are available upon request. We accept all major credit cards and offer flexible payment plans.

Experience Matters in DWI Cases

DWI is an opinion crime and police officers make mistakes. It is the officer’s sole opinion that will determine whether you are charged with a DWI. If he believes that you were intoxicated or maybe just not sure, you can and will be arrested for DWI.

The facts in your case matter! It is not illegal to drink and drive. It is only illegal to drive while intoxicated. This means it is legal to be intoxicated after you were driving or even before you were driving. You read that right. You could be intoxicated after you were driving and it is perfectly legal. This is because of how alcohol affects the human body and how it absorbs and reacts with each individual.

The field sobriety tests that are used to help an officer quickly determine whether you are intoxicated are also highly flawed. The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test (“the eye test”) is highly flawed, as everyone has natural nystagmus, and the difference between nystagmus caused by drugs or alcohol and normal nystagmus is a matter of millimeters. Further, nystagmus can be present even when one’s blood alcohol concentration is less than .08.

While fighting a DWI blood case is an arduous task, a skilled DWI lawyer can expose the inconsistencies in the testing, the storage, the custodial care, the gas chromatography machines, the analysts, as well as attack the affidavit for the search warrant.

One common question my clients always want to know is, how does the process work? If you are charged with a DWI you can expect your case to follow a similar path up until it goes to trial:

  • It is very important you contact a DWI lawyer immediately, as your driving rights can and will be suspended unless an Administrative License Revocation hearing is requested.
  • In the first few court settings, very little occurs. The attorney signs onto your case, and your case is reset while investigation of the case by both sides begins. As time goes by, more and more evidence is discovered and plea negotiations begin. The attorney will begin watching the scene video and begin issuing subpoenas if needed.
  • If there was blood taken, it will generally take weeks or even months for the results to come in. A good DWI attorney usually waits for the blood results to come back before making any decisions on the case. Once all of the evidence has been gathered, the attorneys will evaluate the case and decide whether it is best to proceed to trial or whether the case can be worked out.
  • If the case proceeds for trial it will usually be set for a few months into the future. As a DWI lawyer, I work to finalize gathering evidence and developing a plan of attack on the evidence of your case.

Why You Need an Aggressive DWI/DUI Attorney

DWIs are very complex and deal with scientific and technical evidence. You will need a DWI lawyer who not only understands the law on DWI but also who knows how to attack the scientific and technical evidence and expose the flaws in front of a judge or jury.