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0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for Arkansas on
Q: Are code enforcement officers subject to the same restrictions placed on other officers, such as warrant requirements?

We have a code enforcement officer who has been charged and settled out of court for violating a plaintiff's 1st, 4th amendment rights while employed by another city. He continues to do these things now, claiming he cannot be trespassed, that he does not need a warrant to gather evidence from... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Probate for Arkansas on
Q: My girlfriend has been immediately detained for evaluation and she was cleared but being held more than 72 hours? Help

First they were supposed to take her directly to facility, not jail... then cleared by the facility 36 hours later, court date canceled without her knowledge and now held past 72 hours without court appearance... her father did this after we made a report against him for making threats in writing... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Arkansas on
Q: If the police picked up someone to take to certain place, place didn't take them, can they hold them in jail?

The pick up order was to a rehab but when they assessed her they wouldn't take her, so the police just stuck her in jail. She is not in trouble, her dad, the female is well over 18 yr, wrote statement she is on drugs. I have never saw her touch drugs, passing the assessment proved it. Her dad... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: I got pull over and search and they found a dollar bill with a little bit of powder and the passager had lots of drugs

But said they wasn't hers and they where but charge us both I did 60 days with just a 50,000 sure bond and not been convicted in circuit court can I file motion for dismissal.also I haven't had a counsal at all study continues

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: Inmates rights to privacy in correspondence and visitation with personal clergy

What are the inmate/clergy gifts and what are the prison policies and regulations regarding g visiting clergy in arkasas

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: What are inmates rights to privacy regarding visiting clergy in arkansas

Can prisons monitor or record correspondence or visitations of inmates by their own clergy

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: If someone has a waiver can they go into a different address with out a warrant and look for them?

Like 7789 blank rd is the parole address can they go in 7790 which is across the road and not in their name can they go in there without a warrant?

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Real Estate Law for Arkansas on
Q: How do I sell my house if the co owner (bf) doesn’t want to sell it? I am the only one on the loan.
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Oct 16, 2020

If there is enough equity in the home to justify a sale, then you will have to file an Action for a Partition Sale. Hire a competent attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Education Law and Elder Law for Arkansas on
Q: How should I find lawyer for - graduate student in good standing but claiming discrimination - against a university?

Looking for area of law that covers this. Perhaps Education or Consumer Law (?) - covering Title IX and/or VI violations.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 17, 2020

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. There are attorneys who handle cases under those titles - you could start by reaching out to them. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas on
Q: What is Washington county Arkansas eviction notice due to the covid-19

I have been unable to find work in the construction field during this epidemic and have had to carpal tunnel procedures gun before that and have not been able to work being the only provider in the house I have fell behind on rent

Phil Cardis
Phil Cardis answered on Jul 5, 2020

It appears that Bankruptcy may be a viable option as many grapple with Covid impacts right now. Many states and local governments stayed evictions due to the pandemic so that may be applicable in some manner.

It would be best to consult with a BK attorney to explore what options are best...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: Does state of Arkansas follow federal law concerning felon in possession of pre-1899/antique muzzleloading firearms.

I was wondering if the state of Arkansas follows federal law concerning felon in possession of antique/pre-1899 muzzleloading firearms. I know that federal law does not prohibit us from using/possessing these types of firearms. I am unsure if the state has any Laws regarding them, and if they do,... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Jun 29, 2020

You can't possess those in Arkansas as a felon, but air rifles are probably legal.

You can get a pardon from the governor if the conviction was in Arkansas.

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