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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 Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Libel & Slander for Arkansas on
Q: Is it unlawful for city workers to park a vehicle on the left side of the road on a highway and impede traffic?

This was on a bridge were the left lane shoulder was not wide enough to the vehicle to be completely out of the left lane. There is a large shoulder lane on the right side of the road. There were also no signs indicating workers were present. This cause traffic to come to a complete stop on the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 9, 2021

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter, something like that could possibly violate local vehicle and traffic/public safety regulations. But municipal vehicles also enjoy more leeway than ordinary vehicles in terms of performing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander, Family Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Arkansas on
Q: I was forced to plead guilty to a felony but the person or victim now says they lied on me an would tell them what 2 do?

Felony on husband aggravated assault. We had both been drinking n he lied on me later on a court date I was n rehab due to court order from mis court n was issued a fta felony judge n lawyer said if I didn't plea guilty id set n county for 4 months waiting on a court date my rehab was over 100... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 30, 2019

You have a lawyer to whom you should be speaking

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Libel & Slander and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: Can a state employee sue a private citizen in Arkansas? Is there a statute that states this? Can you cite the statute?
Michael Darren O'Quinn
Michael Darren O'Quinn answered on Aug 26, 2018

It depends. Clearly, a state employee can sue as an individual if a private person has harmed the employee. If the employee is not suing in an individual capacity, but rather for a wrong to the state, then they need state government authorization.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: How to get a Terroristic Act that someone else admitting to doing at the trial, sealed from my record?

I have Power of Attorney for My fiancé, how do I go about helping him to get a Terroristic Act that he did not commit (sealed) from his record? He did not commit the crime & the person who actually did do it, attended the hearing and testified that he did it and not my fiancé. Currently my... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Jul 12, 2017

If it is a misdemeanor conviction you have at least 90 days of waiting after you file for the expungement (in this case, a seal) before it is granted, if it even would be with pending charges. If it is a felony then you might have other issues you will run into that will prevent you from sealing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arkansas on
Q: My husband was cheating on me with the manager at rent a center were I am leasing my furniture. She was fired from her

Job and is accusing me of getting her fired. I spoke with her regional manager and he advised me to file slander charges against her becauseshe knows why she got fired but Arkansas doesn't have slander charges. She is mad because I told her co worker that she slept with my husband but this... Read more »

Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman answered on Jan 7, 2017

Some quick research shows that Arkansas does have a slander cause of action:

You may have meant that in Arkansas, there is no defamation per se. That means you must prove actual damages as a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Libel & Slander for Arkansas on
Q: My ex wife is spreading info about me on social media yes it's true but it is causing problems with my everyday life

Is there anything I can do about it?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 25, 2016

It is a violation of your reasonable expectation of privacy.Suggest you contact the lawyer who handled your divorce. Perhaps they can get some type of ancillary order.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arkansas on
Q: Deflamation of Character

I have a son who has gotten into some domestic issues with girlfriend at college. He was given a citation to appear Friday then on Tuesday the young lady went on Facebook and posted his picture and also accused him of sexually assaulting another young lady. Do we have legal grounds as far as the... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 11, 2015

This is in the wrong forum. It is defamation not deflamation. And one big problem is that the person who did this is probably judgment proof. In other words she does not have much money. So, you would probably have to pay an attorney a lot to file a suit. What you have asked about is civil, not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arkansas on
Q: Wgat to do when the person u tell u have hiv gets mad an has someone post /slander them on facebook
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jul 21, 2015

Talk to a local defamation lawyer about a potential claim.

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