Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Questions Answered by Adam Joseph Childers
1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: Is it legal to conceal carry a baton in the state of Arkansas?

The baton can telescope.

Adam Joseph Childers
Adam Joseph Childers answered on Aug 1, 2017

If you were stopped and searched by law enforcement and had the baton on you they would likely charge you with violation of Arkansas Code 5-73-120 carrying a weapon, class A Misdemeanor. The baton would likely be considered a club under the statute. If it's in your vicinity and not on your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: Anonymous call brought task force to door. I opened door, said they needed to just look.

They started opening drawers, cabinets, slinging clothes everywhere. They found set of scales which belongs to ex brother and law, and some meth and pipe. All not mine. But because in my apartment.....but they left took everything with them and said they'd be back Friday to take me to jail?... Read more »

Adam Joseph Childers
Adam Joseph Childers answered on Jul 25, 2017

A warrant should have been shown to you and you should have been provided a copy. I hope you were able to get the department name down and a copy of the warrant. But, as you stated you did not get one. The circumstances surrounding your description are peculiar and I would need more information to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: What is the punishment for possession of paraphernalia charger that was less then a gram of marijuana and a grinder?
Adam Joseph Childers
Adam Joseph Childers answered on Jul 25, 2017

It should be a Class A Misdemeanor with up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine. You could be looking at quite a few fines and costs associated with the few drug charges you listed.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: After being bond out from a speeding over 15mph and first dwi charge arrests will the judge put me in jail again?
Adam Joseph Childers
Adam Joseph Childers answered on Jul 24, 2017

A first time DWI offense is going to carry possible jail time and substantial fines. There are number of factors to consider in this case such as possible plea agreements with the prosecution or taking the case to trial. Unlike a DWI 2nd Offense, which carries a mandatory 7 day jail sentence, a DWI... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: What is the standard penalty for misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charges in Arkansas without a plea agreement in place
Adam Joseph Childers
Adam Joseph Childers answered on Jul 24, 2017

While each court is going to vary based on fines and possible jail time, the most you would be looking at would be 1 year in jail and a $2500 fine.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.