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Q: My rights against Double Jeopardy has and still are being violated what can I do about it

I was granted executive clemency because of the double jeopardy violation but they still got me on parole for 62 more years on the same Double Jeopardy violation, and against the law at the time of the executive clemency proclamation being granted.

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Q: My wife called the cops because our outer buildings were burglarized I stayed in the house I had a body attachment for

Failure to pay child support The cops never investigated the burglary they went straight after me went in our house after being told not to they arrested me and took all firearms and took me to jail but they seized all firearms in my house that were in a safe locked up we was not charged with... Read more »

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Q: Police coming to my house without a warrant in confiscated all firearms after we called them for a burglary what can I d

What can I do about this they were told not to come in our house It was the out buildings that were burglarized

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: Can I be arrested for dis. condct for tellin cop hes an a-hole and a pos? (I id'd myself, had no warrant, still detained

On February 28 2023 at approximately 6pm I was traveling home from work on buford road when my truck broke down. I made contact with the homeowner whose driveway I pulled into. Informed her that I was having car trouble, I had called a ride, and I would be gone as soon as possible. She said that... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: Can city cops search and obtain evidence if probation and parole officers doing home visit

Me and my wife are being charged with same thing after a probation and parole home visit in reference to a burglary across the street and city police department accompanied probation and parole officers when they conducted home visit and then they proceeded to search in and through everything in... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Arkansas on
Q: FOIA sent to dispatch for an arrest pertaining to me They redacted some of the info I need the full copy How do I get it

there is absolutely no information on the FOIA I requested, all was redacted. I was arrested, held for 7 days, did not see a judge, no bail was made, and no charges brought against me. I was in holding for 4 days with up to 36 other women in a cell. We asked for grievances. They never... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Mar 2, 2023

FOIA sent to dispatch for an arrest pertaining to me They redacted some of the info I need the full copy How do I get it

there is absolutely no information on the FOIA I requested, all was redacted. I was arrested, held for 7 days, did not see a judge, no bail was made, and no charges...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Arkansas on
Q: Why does Arkansas violate the intractable pain act of 2006? Can they be sued?

Arkansas is supposed to have a law to allow doctors to prescribe pain medication that actually works but they have been depriving patients of this medication and causing them to commit suicide or turn to dangerous street drugs so they don't have to suffer 24 hours a day. It will drive you to... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 26, 2022

The Intractable Pain Act provides a defense to licensed physicians for prescribing narcotics to certain patients with intractable pain. It provides a defense to criminal prosecution and does not create a civil cause of action, much less one against the state.

That does not REQUIRE a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Elder Law for Arkansas on
Q: What kind of attorney do I need to talk to about violation of ADA rights for a disabled person.

I also need answers about laws broken and other rights violated.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 17, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You need to search for attorneys who handle Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) matters. You could try searching under ADA and civil rights law firms. You could check with the Arkansas Bar Association. Most... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Arkansas on
Q: Never read rights, never offered attorney, told plead guilty or go to jail. Plead guilty.. can I fix this.

It was years back, abusive ex husband I left showed up where I was staying and assaulted me. I had no job and was pregnant. I had no idea the consequences of pleading guilty. I was out on bail. At plea hearing the judge said if I plead not guilty he was going to put me in jail even after my... Read more »

Richard Lane Hughes
Richard Lane Hughes
answered on Jul 26, 2022

"It was years back" is a real problem with your case. An overbearing judge may have unintentionally misled you. You were probably not in a state of mind to appreciate what was happening to you at that time as well. What you describe is fraught with problems from a legal perspective.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: What options are there for unreasonable neighbors outside of city limits?

We bought a house last year that has turned out to be a money pit. We've wasted quite a bit of money on repairs, while also finding out that the whole street is pretty much a party street. We're out of city limits, so the cops say theres nothing they can do. I'm enrolled in online... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Jul 10, 2022

Under the circumstances, you describe I would sell and move. You need direct advice from a tax guy, but you a reasonable period of time to reinvest to avoid capital gains.

Do you have a county sheriff or local constable? If you are in the county there is some county-wide law enforcement body.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
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.

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
answered on Apr 24, 2022

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Arkansas on
Q: what do you need to become a lawyer?

what is all the steps to becoming a lawyer

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
answered on Sep 21, 2021

1. Graduate High School or earn a GED.

2. Earn a bachelor’s degree in anything from a college. Takes about 4 years.

3. Take the LSAT while in college (maybe they allow other tests now I’m not sure).

4. Complete law school (3 years).

5. Pass the bar exam in the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Collections and Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas on
Q: If you signed a 12 month lease, and at the end of the 12 months you moved completely out and notified your landlord the

Last day of your contract that you are not going to sign another lease, can they still penalize you? What’s the point of signing a contract for X amount of months if you have to tell them that you were going to terminate the lease on the day that you already signed and agreed to terminate the lease?

Dustin A. Duke
Dustin A. Duke
answered on Sep 2, 2021

It depends on what your lease says. If the lease is silent as to any notice requirements before moving out, you are perfectly within your rights to move out the last day of the lease and are under no further obligation to your landlord. However, if the lease requires a notice prior to moving out,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: is it legal for an officer to bring out k9 on my vehicle over a traffic violation and no warrant or probrital cause

they stopped me originally over a tag lights being out and immediately started wanting to search my vehicle for no reason wat so ever

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
answered on Aug 27, 2021

They have to have reasonable suspicion to ruin the dog or they have to have another person running the dog while they continue writing you a traffic ticket

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: Must I provide id upon request
W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
answered on Jun 23, 2021

Not unless there believe you’re a witness to a crime or have reasonable suspicion to believe you have committed a crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Arkansas on
Q: If I have a warrant from county (a) & have an upcoming court date for county (b) can (b) hold me for(a)2come get me
Joshua W. Bugeja Esq.
Joshua W. Bugeja Esq.
answered on Jun 4, 2021

As a general rule of thumb, yes, the court for one county can serve the warrant for the other and arrest you (to allow the transfer). It does make a difference if the warrant was from another state though since many states, including Arkansas, often don't arrest individuals appearing in their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Land Use & Zoning for Arkansas on
Q: Can I let my yard grow as the Creator intended against city ORDINANCE under RFRA,

Can I advance my religion (native American) as defense to failure to cut grass,?

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
answered on Feb 15, 2021

Probably not, but you could just plant trees covering your whole yard and I bet grass wouldn’t grow

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: Why is it so difficult to find an attorney who practices Police Misconduct area?

I have been hunting one down for well over a year now and can't seem to find anyone who wants to get involved. I am disabled and was involved in a 1 car MVA (hubby was driving)out of my State, SOL expires 12/23/20. Trooper is in audio and video as last person in possession of my medical... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
answered on Dec 1, 2020

In order to sue a police officer you have to usually prove that somebody has successfully sued over an extremely similar issue in the past. Which is difficult because it means the first person to sue over a unique issue will usually not recover any money.

Did this happen in Arkansas or Oklahoma?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: Can you sue a county, it’s prosecuting attorney, or the police department?

My husband was arrested and taken to the police station for booking/questioning. He told them that they had the wrong person, after reading the warrant, explaining again that they wanted his father, not him, they got a positive ID that my husband wasn’t the right person.... he was arrested in the... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
answered on Nov 8, 2020

When was he arrested? If it was 8 years ago that is probably too long ago. He can get the arrest sealed.

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