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Busted for drugs? Accused of a sex crime? Arrested for an assault? Involved in a federal case? Caught up in a legal battle? Shaw & Elenbaas is experienced with it all - and more. We have the knowledge and tools to help you get through these difficult legal issues. Wherever you stand, your search for a lawyer stops here.

If you've been arrested in Arkansas, call us immediately!

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

This is an umbrella phrase for various criminal cases, including drug crimes, sex crimes, homicides, and weapons crimes. We're highly experienced in this area of the law and aggressively represent clients across the state of Arkansas. If you're being investigated or charged with a crime in state or federal court, contact us immediately. The sooner we start on your case, the better.



The possession of controlled substances such as methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, oxycontin, fentanyl, ecstasy, LSD, heroin, and various other narcotics can result in a multitude of state or federal charges. Drug charges in federal court generally result in lengthier terms than in state court, but a drug crime at either level has the potential to pose long-term consequences on your personal and professional life. It's critical to have the right representation who knows how to handle these types of cases. If you have been indicted or feel that you may be, we can help.



Sex crimes are often emotional, complex, and carry heavy penalties. Whether it's rape, sexual assault, possession of child pornography, or prostitution, even the accusation of a sex crime can be devastating for your reputation, your home life, and your career. If convicted, you're required to register as a sex offender, notify neighbors, and move away from the proximity of schools and parks. The law is particularly harsh toward people accused of sex crimes. Our attorneys understand the sensitive nature of this allegation and ensure every angle is examined in your case.

Violent Crimes

Violent crimes such as homicides, assault and battery, and domestic violence are among the most serious and harshly penalized forms of criminal acts at both the state and federal levels. To be considered a violent crime, a victim must have been harmed or at least threatened with harm or violence when the crime is committed. A violent felony conviction carries the threat of incarceration, hefty fines, and a criminal record that will haunt you for the rest of your life. We work aggressively to get your charges reduced, dropped, or otherwise dismissed, and we use our vast range of legal knowledge to provide you with the best opportunity to beat these charges.



Administrative law encompasses the procedures, rules, and regulations of several governmental agencies, including both federal and state. Our attorneys are strong in the areas of professional licensing, DHS maltreatment, and driver control, which includes the suspension of drivers' licenses for those charged with a DUI or DWI.

Appellate & Post Conviction

Post-conviction is the legal process that occurs after a trial is complete and a defendant is found guilty. At this point, the defendant is permitted to challenge the sentence and the conviction, and this is where having an experienced attorney on your side is critical to your future. We know what options you can pursue based on the court's decision, and we can walk you through a wide range of criminal appeals, from misdemeanor to circuit appeals and from the court of appeals up to the supreme court.

Petition to Seal

Having a criminal record can make it hard to get a job, secure housing, apply for college, and live a normal life. If you've been negatively affected by your criminal record, we can help you get back on track. Our expungement attorneys can help determine if you're eligible to seal your record and advise you through the process. Taking this legal action can help you get the fresh start you deserve.

Parole Hearings

A parole lawyer works with someone in jail facing a parole hearing and helps them gain parole from the board overseeing the hearing. If you have a loved one who is eligible for parole, we can represent them through the process and improve their situation going forward, and eventually move forward with their life outside of prison.

Land Use and Zoning

Frank Shaw is one of the most prominent attorneys in Arkansas handling Land Use and Zoning Law. With more than 40 years of experience, he's proficient at analyzing local land development codes and ordinances, zoning ordinances, development regulations, and other restrictions and requirements affecting the intended use of a client's proposed project. He has worked with some of the most contested land battles in Central Arkansas and is the go-to attorney for his wealth of knowledge in this area of the law.

Federal Cases

Federal Crimes

If you're charged with a violation of the Federal Criminal Code, you face a difficult legal battle ahead. It's no road to go alone. You need an experienced federal criminal lawyer who knows what they're doing and understands the nuances of federal law and sentencing. Your future depends on it, and you can depend on us to help.

Trusted Locally

We handle a variety of cases across Arkansas, with a focus on Conway, Russellville, Little Rock, Morrilton, Clinton, Searcy, Perryville, Hot Springs, Heber Springs, Benton, Bryant, Cabot, and their surrounding areas.

Affordable Services

We believe in making our legal services accessible. To that end, we're one of the only firms in Central Arkansas that offers a free 30-minute consultation with no obligation to hire us. We also provide reasonable rates and flexible payment plans once we do become your attorney.

Contact us now for a free consultation!

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