Joshua W. Bugeja Esq.

Joshua W. Bugeja Esq.

Bugeja Law Firm AND Arkansas Public Defender Commission Conflicts Division (part-time)

Fort Smith, AR

  • user-graduate Education University of Tulsa College of Law
  • Experience 11 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Criminal Law
Domestic Violence
Family Law
Personal Injury
White Collar Crime
Traffic Tickets
Criminal Law

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Arkansas
    Since 2010

Spoken Languages

  • English: Spoken, Written

Working hours

  • Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed


  • Notice: Closed for lunch (noon to 1 p.m.) and also available other days/times at no extra cost (with scheduled appointment).

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Professional Experience

  • Owner/Attorney (primary position)
    Bugeja Law Firm
    2010 - Current

Professional Associations

  • Sebastian County Bar Association
    2011 - Current


  • University of Tulsa College of Law
    J.D. | Law
    2006 - 2009


  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Arkansas
    American Society of Legal Advocates


  • New Admittee Survival Guide
    Arkansas Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division

Speaking Engagements

  • Food Tax Forum - Proposed 1% Prepared Food Tax, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Legal Answers
  • Q. If I have a warrant from county (a) & have an upcoming court date for county (b) can (b) hold me for(a)2come get me
    A: As a general rule of thumb, yes, the court for one county can serve the warrant for the other and arrest you (to allow the transfer). It does make a difference if the warrant was from another state though since many states, including Arkansas, often don't arrest individuals appearing in their courts for out of state warrants unless those warrants are for felonies. With out of state warrants, there is an extradition process as well, though instead of going off into a potentially unrelated tangent, I won't address that issue (your question seems to imply both of the warrants are for the same state).
    June 4, 2021


  • Free Consultation 30 minute free initial consultation with appointment.
  • Contingent Fees Auto-Accidents are always "no win, no fee"; A small number of other cases may be contingent upon outcome as well.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information To get started on your matter, I accept cash, check, and money order. Depending on the work involved, I am usually able to provide my services at a reasonable up front retainer and affordable monthly payment plan. I offer a 10% military discount on attorney's fees for all hourly/flat fee cases.