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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Arkansas on
Q: Would it be a crime if I was unlawfully detained and the officer doesn’t include it on the report?

What if I was detained for cursing at an officer on my porch.

2 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law and Civil Litigation for Arkansas on
Q: Can I file a civil suit I had dismissed

I dismissed the case until I got out from incarcerated

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answered on Apr 11, 2024

In Arkansas, if you voluntarily dismissed your civil case without prejudice, you generally have the right to refile the lawsuit at a later date, subject to the applicable statute of limitations. However, if the case was dismissed with prejudice, you would be barred from refiling the same claim.... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: If a person is detained and handcuffed on the ground can a state trooper run up and kick u in the face?can I file lawsui

Somebody was handcuffed and on ground not moving and a state trooper runs up and kicks them n face so hard immediately ambulance was called on scene cae blood was coming out his eye the EMT said take to emergency. Make sure socket wasn't broke and his eye is filled with blood bad this is not... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

It is never acceptable for law enforcement officers to use excessive force, especially against individuals who are already restrained and not posing a threat. Such actions violate the individual's rights and may constitute police brutality. If you or someone you know has experienced such... View More

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Q: Can I sue someone for disturbing the peace in Arkansas
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answered on Feb 23, 2024

In Arkansas, you can take legal action against someone for disturbing the peace under certain circumstances. Disturbing the peace typically involves behavior that interferes with the peace and quiet of others, such as excessive noise, fighting, or disruptive conduct. To pursue a lawsuit for... View More

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Q: If a vehicle is repossessed by a tow company then vehicle returned to the buyer but personal property was missing

The tow company has my belongings but won't return them what do I need to do to get my personal property back?

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answered on Jan 31, 2024

If your personal property was missing after your vehicle was repossessed and then returned to you by a tow company, you can take the following steps to get your belongings back:

Contact the Tow Company: Reach out to the tow company that handled the repossession and return of your vehicle....
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: if three people are in a vehicle and are pulled over and arrestws because of what the officer says is the Blanket Law

There was one bag. The arresting officer took a picture and it weighed 5 grams, the state crime lab repot says one bag and weighed 4.16 grams. The person who had the drugs tried to hide them in the vehicle. Now in court the one person is being charged with 2< andthe other two are being charged... View More

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answered on Jan 22, 2024

In a situation where multiple people in a vehicle are charged under what's referred to as a "blanket law," it's essential to understand that such laws typically hold all occupants responsible for contraband found in a shared space. However, the specific charges and the weight... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: I had a vehicle stolen . It was recovered yesterday in a church parking lot in saline county, ar. I'm in Pulaski county.

Why do I have to pay 420 dollars for 1 day in impound when the officer told them it was recovered stolen vehicle.

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answered on Jan 10, 2024

In cases where a stolen vehicle is recovered and impounded, the impound fees are typically the responsibility of the vehicle owner. This policy might seem unfair, especially when you're already dealing with the stress of having your vehicle stolen, but it's a common practice.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Civil Litigation for Arkansas on
Q: if i am calling to get documents that i didnt receive how can that be harassment communication?

i was told i failed a drug test ,i called my employer and asked for the lab report which im entitled too per Fmcsa regulation, a agent from the fmcsa even sent my employer the regulation. i was told that they sent it in oct 2021 i never got. a year later i found out the test was never sent to the... View More

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

In Arkansas, harassment communication is typically defined as any communication intended to harass, annoy, or cause alarm. However, requesting documents you're entitled to, such as a lab report for a drug test, should not constitute harassment if done reasonably and in accordance with your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Arkansas on
Q: I was served a summons and a complaint. I responded and filed with court and gave Plaintiff attorney copy.

Three months later Plaintiff attorney filed Request for admissions via E-flexed with court. He Certified he also E-Flexed me. I am not attorney and have no way to receive an E-Flex. Then three months later I received a copy of request for admissions, request for summary judgment and brief in... View More

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

In this situation, it's essential to respond accurately and timely to the request for admissions and the motion for summary judgment. Do not admit to any statements you believe are incorrect. If the admissions contain false or inaccurate statements, you should specifically deny those... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas on
Q: Can my mother in law tell me to pack my stuff and get off her property which is a house that she built for my wife and I

My wife and I have been married for 10 years. She built a house for her and I which I thought was put in my wife’s name but obviously not. So I got arrested for some charges that will all be thrown out but none the less she’s telling my wife she wants me and all my stuff home by December 31st.... View More

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

If the house you're living in is legally owned by your mother-in-law and not in your or your wife's name, she does have the right to ask you to leave. However, as a resident of the property, you are entitled to certain rights, including proper notice before being required to vacate the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Arkansas on
Q: What is the statute of limitations for absconding in Arkansas
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answered on Dec 20, 2023

In Arkansas, the statute of limitations for absconding, which typically falls under the category of parole or probation violations, doesn't follow the usual rules for most criminal offenses. Normally, a statute of limitations sets a time limit for the state to begin criminal prosecution.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law and Probate for Arkansas on
Q: I have a question about my property being released to estranged family, while my truck impounded.

A wealthy family that did not live local had grandsons care for their father. The grandfather gave my husband guns and jewelry that he said his daughters were not getting it this time because they stole all their mothers belongings when he remarried soon after her death. The items in question were... View More

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answered on Dec 4, 2023

In your situation, where property from an impounded vehicle was released to an executor and then allegedly distributed in violation of a court order, there are a few legal avenues you could explore. First, it's important to review the judge's order regarding the release of property. If... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas on
Q: when a attorney files a Witt of possession at the courthouse, how does the sheriff's office get a copy to be delivered

this was filed on the 14th and I have been waiting so I can go get my belongings from the person that broke all of the laws to gain possession of my personal belongings which were in my own residence?

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answered on Nov 21, 2023

Once a writ of possession is filed with the court, it is the responsibility of the plaintiff's attorney to serve the writ on the defendant. This means that the attorney must deliver a copy of the writ to the defendant, either in person or by mail. The attorney must also file a proof of service... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Arkansas on
Q: I could use some advice about my missing vehicle. Is there a lawyer that would listen to my situation and give me advic

A long time friend of mine and my husband, who we just recently discovered on social media he had passed away, had said to us that my 1965 vehicle could hang out at his place as long as she wanted and that he had a perfect spot for her that she wouldn't be in his way or in sight of anyone... View More

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answered on Nov 8, 2023

If you possess the title to the vehicle and it's in your name, legally the vehicle belongs to you. The first step should be to document any evidence of the agreement with the deceased friend, like messages or emails, regarding the storage of the vehicle. You should then formally request the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation and Real Estate Law for Arkansas on
Q: How to handle a judgement?

I was involved in a real estate lawsuit over a house I purchased. The home has over 100k in structural damage that was discovered just a month after purchase. Unfortunately the judge threw my case out a day before trial and awarded attorney fees of $15k to the seller. I don’t have money to repair... View More

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answered on Nov 5, 2023

Facing a judgment can be daunting, especially when it threatens your financial stability. First, you should evaluate the judgment to ensure it was entered correctly and contemplate whether grounds exist to appeal the decision or set it aside. If that's not a viable option, and your financial... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Arkansas on
Q: How do I stop an extortion attempt as a teacher from an individual with only a phone number from them?
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answered on Aug 14, 2023

If you're facing an extortion attempt via phone from an unknown individual, your safety is paramount. Firstly, refrain from engaging with the person. Document any communications you receive, including screenshots, texts, and voicemails. Report the situation to your local law enforcement,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Litigation and Juvenile Law for Arkansas on
Q: 16 yoa son attacked by juvenile coworker and his job did not fire other juvenile. Assaulted with weedeater.

My 16 yoa son works for a large christian camp weedeating and mowing. His coworkers who are juveniles keep haraasing him, which he has advised his supervisor. One attacked him with a weedeater and they did not fire that juvenile. Are they not wrong for not firing or reprimanding him? My son has... View More

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answered on Jul 8, 2023

Sorry to hear your sun endured this treatment. Employees are usually limited to worker's compensation benefits from on the job injuries. One exception is for the intentional physical assault by a co-worker. Then general negligence law kicks in. The employer can become civilly liable for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Litigation and Employment Law for Arkansas on
Q: I worked for a national company that lies to everyone. I have an arbitration clause in my contract. Can I do anything?

They repeat lies and omit facts that could easily cost the customer tens of thousands of dollars- I’m sure they have done so many times. Most of their clientele is lower to middle income which is concerning. I think I can pretty easily prove that they conditioned us to repeat these lies. (BTW,... View More

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answered on Jun 29, 2023

Where the arbitration agreement in your employment contract is an impediment depends on what you want to do. To the extent you want to sue the company for back wages or any other employment issue, the arbitration agreement would likely require that the claims be asserted in arbitration, rather... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law and Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Q: If IAM born from bad country but my family from London have passport britsh how can l get passport britsh with out help

My father in the past have family on another country ,then second family from London .IAM on first family son of my Dad bcoz iwant britsh passport to job and stady

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answered on Feb 25, 2023

If you were not born in the UK and do not have British citizenship, you will need to go through the proper channels to obtain a British passport. The fact that your father's second family has British passports does not automatically entitle you to one.

To obtain a British passport, you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Health Care Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can a private practice doctor refuse me if I offer to pay out of pocket since they don’t accept my insurance?

I went to a dermatologist today with an appointment that was previously booked. Upon arrival I gave them my insurance card and they stated that they did not accept my insurance. I offered to pay out-of-pocket since I really need to be looked at and they flat out refused and said that they would get... View More

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answered on Sep 4, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you are able to arrange a consult with a local attorney to review the matter under state-specific insurance and health care regulations for Arkansas, the general rule nationwide is that doctors are free to... View More

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