Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arkansas

Q: I was charged with a felony by my girlfriends son who told me before that I better watch my back. is that a conflict of

should the case be dropped

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W. Whitfield Hyman

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Your girlfriend's son does not have the power to charge you with a felony and he did not do so.

The police and the prosecutor are the only ones with that power. Your gf's son complained to them, and they charged you.

If it is a conflict of interest, I'm sure the judge and jury would love to hear about it at your trial. The charges will not be dropped beforehand unless the prosecutor wants them to be dropped.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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