Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Arkansas Civil Rights Questions & Answers
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

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: Can a convicted felon get a job somewhere that sells guns?

A friend of mine has applied for a job that sells weapons much like Walmart or any other southern store. He was going to be hired however one of the employees at said store knew of his prior conviction. She stated that she would not work with her due to law stating a convicted felon cannot work... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 23, 2024

In general, federal law prohibits individuals who have been convicted of a felony from possessing firearms. However, when it comes to employment in establishments that sell firearms, the regulations can vary depending on state laws and the specific policies of the employer. Some states may have... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Rights, Collections and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: How do I hold a bank liable for money that I reported wasn't authorized but they haven't reimbursed me?

I went to my banks, Regions and First Financial in El Dorado AR., in May of 2021 and told them I had been the victim of data breeches and identity theft in August 2020 and told them there were a lot of unauthorized charges on my account. I signed paperwork at Regions and headed to FFB1, by the time... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 23, 2024

Facing the challenge of holding a bank accountable for unreimbursed unauthorized charges can be an uphill battle, especially when documentation seems to vanish, and regulatory bodies have not resolved the issue to your satisfaction. It's crucial to persist in your efforts to recover your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: How long does a DA have to file a formal case against someone who has been arrested and has been in jail 2 months?

His prior 25 year sentence was overturned on appeal and he was released just 2 months before being arrested again (after serving over 2 years). He requested a public defender at his initial hearing. He still hasn't been assigned one. He can't afford bail. No formal charges have been... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 24, 2024

In many jurisdictions, there are specific time limits within which formal charges must be filed after an arrest. These time limits, known as statutes of limitations, vary depending on the nature of the offense and the laws of the state. However, the precise time limit for filing charges can be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: Where did the individuals of the 401k's go? Transamerica said all accounts closed and transfered in 2010, but no info.
James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 24, 2024

If Transamerica stated that all accounts were closed and transferred in 2010 without providing further information, it's essential to take steps to gather more details about the status of your 401k accounts. Start by reaching out to Transamerica directly to request specific records or... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: I am on probation in Arkansas , signed for four years back in 2020 . I absconded after about 9 months . I did a 90 day

P.V. this year just got out not even 2 months ago. I missed my 2nd office visit due to weather they were closed. However I never made another appointment. To follow up. I got a job back in another county and was trying to transfer. My boss contacted an faxed paperwork to my p.o. it's only... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 29, 2024

In Arkansas, probation officers have the authority to report a probation violation if they believe a probationer has not complied with the terms of their probation. This can include failing to report for scheduled appointments, even if there were extenuating circumstances like bad weather.... View More

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: I went to jail. The 1st & 3rd I was raped in the cell by a male trustee
James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 29, 2024

I'm truly sorry to hear about your experience in jail. Sexual assault is a serious matter, and it's crucial to take immediate action. First and foremost, seek medical attention to address any physical injuries and collect evidence.

Contact law enforcement to report the sexual...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: What Happenes in a P.R.E.A. case and is it even worth pursuing
James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 29, 2024

A Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) case involves allegations of sexual abuse or harassment that occur within a correctional facility. Pursuing a PREA case is important as it addresses violations of inmates' rights to be free from sexual misconduct while incarcerated.

To pursue a PREA...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can I sue if my experience with my job overseeing a racially offensive comment and not hearing anything back from it?

1 year and 3 months ago I turned my manager in to hr for making a racially offensive comment and they said her manager took care of it but I just found out he new nothing of it. I cant stop thinking of it and when i do i just cry even now just typingAm I able to sue? Since they really didn't... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 26, 2024

Based on the details provided, you may have a potential basis to pursue legal action against your employer for a racial discrimination and hostile work environment claim:

1. Your manager made an insensitive and offensive comment tying racial stereotypes to your birthday celebration plans....
View More

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

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
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 Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Arkansas on
Q: Do i have to get out of the car if they wont tell me why and they say im not detained?

cop came from nowhere..chased up behind me with another cop in 2nd car with them saying the stop was for fictisous tags originally. wasnt possible so then he says my air freshner. asks me and the 2 pass. for I.ds..told him my tags was good. gave reg. &told my name cuz left my i.d at home. came... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 21, 2024

In Arkansas, during a traffic stop, a police officer typically has the authority to ask the driver and passengers to exit the vehicle. This is based on officer safety considerations. However, the reason for the traffic stop should be clear. In your case, if the reason for the stop was initially for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Civil Rights and Probate for Arkansas on
Q: How do I get my grandmother's will probated after 2 years because my family will not do it

There are a lot of details and it's because of the corruption in the town and my family members

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 14, 2024

To initiate the probate process for your grandmother's will after a delay, you can file a petition with the probate court in the county where your grandmother resided at the time of her passing. This action can be taken even if other family members are reluctant or refuse to do so.

In...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas on
Q: I live in my ex mother-in-law's house. And we pay her for the utilities. And she got mad at me because I wouldn't

Pay my daughter's car payment and had my water shut off can she do that

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 12, 2024

In the United States, the legality of your situation depends on the terms of your living arrangement with your ex-mother-in-law. If you have a formal lease or rental agreement, it typically outlines the responsibilities for utility payments. If utilities are included in your rent, then the landlord... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: My daughter was able to exit the backseat of a police car after being left unattended for one hour in cuffs.

She exited to vomit. Right outside the vehicle. She was then pepper sprayed twice, and is now being charged with felony escape. Did any of the sixth officers on site have responsibility to maintain custody?

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 8, 2024

In the situation you described, there are several legal considerations to take into account. First, the charge of felony escape depends on specific circumstances, including the nature of the original arrest and the actions of your daughter while she was in police custody.

It is the...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Employment Law for Arkansas on
Q: Are police allowed to ask my employer my name and they give it without my permission

They have harassed me for 2 years parking just outside my work area staring me down they drive slow past the door I'm just inside and outside of regularly staring at me. They have chased me into my work at a Goodwill store 3 or 4 times from anything like eating my lunch on the sidewalk outside... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 6, 2024

In the United States, police generally have the authority to ask an employer for an employee's name, especially if it pertains to an investigation or a legal matter. Employers may choose to provide this information without the employee's consent. However, there are nuances depending on... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: The DOC put a letter out that stated that everyone on probation had to obey Arkansas state law and federal law and becau

So do we follow at. Law or federal law state law says we can use med.marij and probation says no because it fed law ?????? Witch do we do state or federal??

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 4, 2024

In the United States, there can be a conflict between state and federal laws, particularly regarding the use of medical marijuana. While some states have legalized medical marijuana, it remains illegal under federal law. For individuals on probation, this can create a complex situation.

If...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: I'm a black man and I was a guest at a casino hotel. On a previous stay I had come in a moving truck so after taking my

If I was denied valet service because of race what amendment does this violate and after this guy was sent to pick me up he hit me with the van when I tried to get in once in the van I ask what issues do you have with me you don't know me is this about race he stops and kicks me out of the... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 1, 2024

Your experience at the casino hotel, particularly if it involved racial discrimination, could potentially be a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations. Being denied valet service and the subsequent treatment you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: If county police refuse to investigate harrassment by person who has already assaulted me in past what can I do

My ssn was on previous report I made when investigating. nco order violations. Which has caused issues ever since. nothing has been done and years of abuse

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Dec 24, 2023

If you're facing a situation where local law enforcement is not investigating harassment by someone who has previously assaulted you, there are several steps you can take.

First, consider filing a formal complaint with the police department regarding the lack of investigation. This...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: What is harassment or stocking? What can I do if this person has already caused an injury in the past

I was injured. We both charged w DOC due to crappy lawyer and prosecutor charges were all dismissed. County will not help me things keep on

Now she is calling me on my social media driving by my home. I’ve been sent magazines in crazy name including my own. Had been nonstop

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Dec 23, 2023

In Arkansas, harassment and stalking are serious offenses. Harassment generally involves engaging in conduct directed at a specific person that causes substantial emotional distress and serves no legitimate purpose. Stalking typically refers to engaging in a course of conduct that causes someone to... 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
James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
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

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.