Monticello, AR asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Arkansas

Q: am i entitled to compensation for being held in jail until trial charged with capital murder facing death penalty

& life without. happen 2017 released 2018 after trial.. lost everything paying lawyer, phone calls to parents & kids every other day, commissary etc. my life has not been the same.

1 Lawyer Answer
W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Possibly but the statute of limitations on lawsuits like that is typically 3 years. I’m unaware of a way to sue in Arkansas for something like this beyond the three year point. I’m not saying you can’t, I’m just saying I’m not aware of a way to do it. This is not legal advice you need to contact a lawyer to get an official opinion.

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