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Q: Hi . I live in Mammoth spring Ar. I am a disabled Vietnam and 911 Vietnam . Dose the law have a right to trespass

I bought a utility trailer on face book. In Springfield Mo. It didn't have a title. But the lady gave me a bill of sale. So when I got back to Ark. I filled a form out to apply for a lost title.Alone with copy of bill of sale. This was in 2022 March been waiting for a reply tell September... Read more »

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Q: What information is needed in a file to improve the chances of a positive outcome of a judicial review parole file?

An incarcerated person is having a judicial review of parole file rights and I need to know what all information can be added, amended, and/or changed to improve his chances in his judicial review of his parole file rights. Please give details of all information that needs to be included, please.... Read more »

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Q: In Arkansas if you had a felony can you get a hunting license and it's been over 24 years
Richard Lane Hughes
Richard Lane Hughes
answered on Sep 18, 2022

Obtaining a license may not be a problem but, you cannot own or control a firearm for any purpose if you have a felony conviction no matter how long ago you got the conviction. However, you can seek relief through the Governor's office by filing a clemency petition. In appropriate cases the... Read more »

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Q: Can a parent be charged with mail theft if mail was sent in name of a minor and parent took it.

Example; gift cards were mailed to older children,with their names on envelope and their names on cards, a parent took them and refuses to give them to children

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Q: does this constitute 3rd degree endangerment in Arkansas?

2 year old climbs on couch and manages to unlock 3 separate locks. chain lock deadbolt and doorknob lock. goes outside, down the road and crosses the highway on his own. no harm comes to the child.

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Q: Can a person be charged with theft of receiving and theft of property of the same item?

The property that was stolen is a vehicle I did not know that vehicle was stolen so I was charged with theft by receiving. But another party says that I also stole the vehicle can I be charged with both charges?

Richard Lane Hughes
Richard Lane Hughes
answered on Sep 10, 2022

The two crimes that you mention require different elements (acts) or mens rea (state of mind) to commit that offense. I don't see how you could convicted of both crimes based upon identical facts. Perhaps, if an individual bought a car that he knew was stolen and then failed to pay for the car... Read more »

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Q: Is Thier a lesser charge for shoplifting
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Q: Can a person charged with intoxicated manslaughter be retried or the case reopened if the laws took blood samples

Without a warrant prior to taking the samples for testing still be admissible in court in texas

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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 »

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Q: I am on probation for 8 more months. If I absconded for 5 months, when caught, would I have to finish out the 8 months?

Or would I just have to finish the 3 months? I'm in Arkansas.

Richard Lane Hughes
Richard Lane Hughes
answered on Jun 23, 2022

You might have to finish 8 months and more! You are subject to being sentenced to the maximum sentence that you could have received at the time you got the probationary sentence. You might also serve the remainder of your sentence in jail or prison rather than on probation.

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Q: Is the state of Arkansas required to serve all outstanding warrants at the time of a suspects arraignment?

My husband was arrested May 26th, 2022, around 10pm for fleeing in vehicle, in addition to outstanding warrants for a class Y delivery charge and FTP on a driving offense. The class Y arrest warrant was issued in Sept of 2019. We had no knowledge of the charges or warrant prior to arrest. He has... Read more »

Richard Lane Hughes
Richard Lane Hughes
answered on Jun 6, 2022

"No" is the easy answer. That is, not with the intent to ambush a citizen with a warrant to get an existing bail bond revoked. The problem is that there is no requirement that all existing warrants be served at a given time. Warrants can become stale or subject to attack for several... Read more »

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