Being charged with a crime can be very overwhelming. Whether you are facing charges or your loved one has been charged, you should promptly seek help from an experienced criminal defense attorney. At the Law Offices of Craig L. Cook, our talented team of legal professionals has aggressively defended our clients in Arkansas and Oklahoma for decades. We strongly believe that everyone deserves a vigorous defense and will hold the prosecution to its burden of proof. We are often able to secure favorable dispositions for our clients so that they can get back to living their lives.
DWI and DUI charges are very common in Arkansas and Oklahoma, and these cases are treated harshly by the courts. If you are convicted as a first-time DWI offender, you may face both administrative and criminal penalties. A first offense may result in the loss of your driving privileges for several months, a jail sentence ranging from 24 hours to 12 months, fines up to $1,000, mandatory alcohol classes, and more.
What types of compensation will be involved? You may pursue compensation for all accident-related expenses, both economic and non-economic. These may include medical bills, lost wages (past and future), loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. After a lethal electrical shock, the victim’s family may pursue compensation for wrongful death.
Dealing with debt that has become unmanageable can be overwhelming. Many people find themselves struggling under the weight of their debts, including credit card debt, unexpected medical bills, and others. If you are in a situation in which you are unable to repay your debts and are being harassed by your creditors, filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection with the help of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig L. Cook may help you attain financial relief. Our Chapter 7 bankruptcy lawyers have amassed more than 40 years of combined experience, and we can advocate for you in the bankruptcy process so that you can enjoy a fresh financial start.
Many consumers opt to file for protection under Chapter 13. This type of bankruptcy involves a restructuring of your debt and allows you to retain more property. Chapter 13 bankruptcies can stop foreclosures while giving you an extended time to catch up on repaying what you owe. When you file for protection under Chapter 13, you will submit a proposed plan of repayment. Your repayment period will last between three and five years. We can help you devise a proposed plan that works for your budget and that the court will likely approve.
People who share children should understand that both parents are expected to contribute financially to their upbringing. This means that the parent who does not have primary residential custody of the child will normally have to pay child support to the other parent. There are child support guidelines that courts use for guidance when they are issuing child support orders, but some cases may require orders of less or more than the listed amounts.
Child Custody and Visitation
Most people do not marry with the idea that their marriage will later end. However, divorces are quite common, and the end of a marriage can cause substantial emotional strain for everyone involved. The dissolution process may necessitate handling multiple complex issues, which is why it is beneficial to seek the help of a divorce attorney who is experienced in handling complicated property division, child custody, and support issues. If you want to get a divorce or have received paperwork from your estranged spouse, the divorce attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig L. Cook can help. Our lawyers have more than 40 years of combined legal experience and are able to assist people in resolving their dissolution matters as expeditiously as possible.
Did you know that you have an estate? Everything you own is a part of your estate: your home, your car, your bank accounts, your investments, your personal possessions, and more. To ensure that your estate is transferred according to your wishes after your death, it is important to create a comprehensive and legally enforceable strategy for it through estate planning.
Also referred to as a Last Will and Testament, a will is a legal document that provides instructions regarding how an individual’s property and the custody of their children (if any) should be handled after their death.
When you are injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another person or entity, it can be overwhelming. Some injury accidents leave people facing permanently altered lives. You may be left reeling with your injuries as well as with mounting expenses. At the Law Offices of Craig L. Cook, our experienced personal injury attorney team strongly believes that people who have been injured because of the negligent actions of others deserve to receive fair compensation for their losses. Our personal injury attorneys advocate for our clients from the first meeting, working inside and outside of the courtroom in an effort to recover maximal damages on their behalf.
When people are injured or ill and seek medical help, they place their trust in the hands of the medical professionals who treat them. Unfortunately, doctors sometimes make mistakes and cause severe injuries or fatalities to their patients. According to researchers from John Hopkins University, medical malpractice is a very pervasive problem. In fact, it is the third leading cause of fatalities in the U.S. An estimated 250,000 people die in the U.S. each year because of medical errors, and many more are injured.