Typically when the charges are dropped to a misdemeanor DHS will return the children. With that said, it will depend on what that charge actually is. If it is sexual or violent in nature DHS could still keep the kids. There is so much more you need to know about having the children returned....Read more »
Yes. A lot depends on the facts of the case. Typically though, a probation offer is possible; especially with a good lawyer. It is also possible to get the Class B Felony down to a lower Felony. Need to get a lawyer right away.
It would be rare to have jail time on a first charge of shoplifting. I figure you are charged in Arkansas. Shoplifting is a misdemeanor but could cause you some trouble later in life depending on where you want to work and your career path.
You should sit down with a lawyer in the area...Read more »
It is legal to use deadly force to protect others but that option is not absolute. Each case is different. Defending others with lethal force will be highly scrutinized. Even if you are acquitted there could be a civil case which might ruin you financially. I'm assuming you are asking for...Read more »
Yes. In fact, so are the police and any other law enforcement officer. A few years ago I had a client who was on parole. The local cops stopped my guy and arrested him. The cops said they had authority based on the parole officer's authority.
We objected because my client's agreement...Read more »
I found out a month ago that my ex has reopened the child support. It retroactively went to 2014. I am $16,000 behind. Passport is suspended. I have a cruise booked for Dec 4-7. I have called several places about it. And no one seems to know the answer but tells me they think I should be good.... Read more »
What could I be possibly facing? The allegation is completely a lie. Very rough divorce with mother. Mother is very manipulative. I was contacted by the police department today, but for the life of me, I can't remember what charge (If any) they told me or even when the date of the incident... Read more »
Very smart of you. Do not meet with the police without an attorney. Teenagers sometime make these allegations because they do not want to follow your rules. Sometimes the other parents go along with this to keep you away from this child and the other children. It is the worse for sure. If you...Read more »
Once the charges are expunged you the charge will not show up on your record with the state of Arkansas; however, there are other websites that record you being charged. They rarely receive notice of the expunged record. You might need to send them a copy of the file marked expunge order....Read more »
Your lawyer will request what is called Discovery. The state must give you everything they have against you including any evidence that shows your innocence. You will be able to see everything written against you. If you don't have a lawyer, just write a letter to the prosecutor and request to...Read more »
In Arkansas, many different felony convictions may be expunged from your record. Typically, convictions for sex crimes, prison time, or violent behavior are not eligible. Still, you should contact an attorney who works these cases for specifics. Depending on the facts even some felony...Read more »
His therapist suggested adoption due to his emotional health when visiting with the father and other grandmother. My daughter has signed her rights away already. What would be the first step towards adoption, he is 7 yrs old.
In Arkansas, if the parents of the child go more than one year without a stable relationship with the child OR go one year without paying significant support OR their rights have been removed, you should be able to adopt.
We need to have the documents where the mother lost her rights....Read more »
My sister and I own a house that was our mons. I was recently arrested and charged wirh meth possession charges and a paraphernalia charge for things found in my yard of this unoccupied house that I own with my sister. It was searched because of a separate crime the cops r trying to charge me... Read more »
With the facts you mention, it would seem odd that you were arrested. Perhaps there are other issues going on? Either way, you were charged because the police believe you to be involved. The prosecutor is obliged to give you a copy of all the documents and facts that will be used against you....Read more »
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