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Q: So just got pulled over and forcibly removed from my car over what they claimed was non functioning lic plate lights.

Have video showing them after released from cuffs with and without the police flashers and bright lights shining on the plate.

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Q: I paid my ticket on the day it was due with a check, it took a week to come out and didn’t have the money to cover it

And check was returned to my bank. What happens now.

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Q: If u have a yr suspended sentence will you go to jail for failure to yield and causing a car accident after paying fine?

My friend is under a 1 yr suspended sentence for getting caught without car insurance last July. He recently got in a car accident for failure to yield. He didn’t cause any injuries and doesn’t believe he was completely at fault but there’s no cameras or evidence of who is at fault. He paid... Read more »

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Q: Can you make a left turn into a businesses parking lot when there is a line of traffic at a stop light??
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 10, 2022

Not enough context is in the post, but the answer of whether or not you can is yes. But there's more to your situation than what you have stated in your post.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: My husband was late for court today he was supposed to be there at 9 this morning and then at 1 this afternoon but late
Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel answered on Mar 14, 2022

what's your question? If he showed up to court, he'll likely go in front of the judge for the hearing, despite being late.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: i was involved in a 15 mile police chase well i wrecked and i was wanting to no if the officer did the right thing

i wrecked while involved in a police chase well the officer didn’t bother to help my wife and kids that was in the truck was he supposed to detain me and then tend to them cause he didn’t and was he supposed to have my daughter turn the truck off… was the officer in the right to continue to... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Jan 27, 2022

Even if the officer violated laws that you’re complaining about it doesn’t help you in your criminal case.

Does that answer your question?

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Q: i was involved in a chase with my wife and kids we crashed and the cop didn’t help my kids or wife just held me gunpoint

i made a bad decision to not stop and the officer chased me 15 miles at speeds of 90 plus mph we crashed and the officer never did try to help my kids out of the truck he had my daughter turn the truck off they never stabilized the kids and they took all 4 in one ambulance they stabilized my wife... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Jan 27, 2022

You need to ask a question, there is no question here.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: I was given a ticket when Involved In a car accident but cop put in box no accident involved is ticket valid
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 25, 2022

Yes, the ticket is still valid. It may go to credibility of the testifying officer but that omission, in itself, is not enough to make the ticket invalid.

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Q: I was charged with a misdemeanor due to missing a speeding ticket court date what do I do?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 19, 2022

Something is missing here but I would recommend that you contact a criminal defense lawyer or a few of them in the area where you are being prosecuted------discuss your matter with the lawyers and then hire the one with whom you are most comfortable. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Can I be penalized with a following too close infraction when I was hit by a vehicle that don’t stop on a red light

The vehicle that cause the accident don’t stop at a red traffic light driving from north to south and I was driving from west to east. I was the injured part

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 29, 2022

A local attorney must advise you because different jurisdictions can apply different doctrines for apportioning liability when multiple parties are to blame. But your question remains open for three weeks. From a textbook standpoint, the infraction against you could result in liability on your... Read more »

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Q: I can get a ticket for fictitious plates even though I own both vehicles involved?

I’m put the plate from one vehicle that I own onto another vehicle that I own until I could get to the court house and get them transferred. I got stopped by a policeman and cited for fictitious tags.

Degen Clow
Degen Clow answered on Dec 31, 2021

Yes, the police can ticket you for this even if you are the owner of both vehicles. In Arkansas, tags are assigned to only one vehicle unless they are dealer tags.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: I got pulled over and they found and empty unused syringe in my truck but my record is clean. What do I do??

I've never had a charge. My record is squeaky clean.

Degen Clow
Degen Clow answered on Dec 31, 2021

It sounds like you may have some good facts to fight your case with. You should visit with a defense attorney to get an assessment of your case and possible defenses.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: I got pulled over and they found and empty unused syringe in my truck but my record is clean. What do I do??

I've never had a charge. My record is squeaky clean.

Richard Lane Hughes
Richard Lane Hughes answered on Dec 11, 2021

I assume that you were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. First, did the police have cause to stop you and to search your vehicle? Did you consent to a search? Was the unused needle in your vehicle for a legitimate reason? There are many facts that may determine the course that you take... Read more »

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Q: can a police officer pull you over because he said he couldn't see your license plate

it was night time and an officer pulled me over because he said he couldn't see my license plate even though there was no obstruction and he was well over 50 ft away

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Nov 28, 2021

No, not if the light was working that illuminates the license plate.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: Possession of marijuana in van buren Arkansas!
W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Nov 4, 2021

You didn’t post the question

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: I was in a car accident. I wasn't in the wrong but I still got a citation

And we didn't exchange insurance information. They pulled her car and mines

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 10, 2021

An Arkansas attorney should advise here, but your post remains open for two weeks. At the very least, if you haven't already, you could consider a consult with a traffic ticket defense attorney.

There's a lot to sort out here - What was the citation for? Are there plausible...
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Q: I got cited for pedestrians crossing at other than crosswalk yesterday, its my first offense,and I'm not sure what to do

I was running across the street to my motel, this car waved me to go across because it was clear, another car that happen to be texting and driving slammed on their brake to late and clashed with the car that waved me to go across, and due to property damage I have to go to court. Its my first... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jul 5, 2021

This sounds like something you should fight and if you do so, then you should hire a traffic ticket attorney to represent him and wade through this. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and search for criminal defense or traffic ticket attorneys in your area-----some will provide a free initial... Read more »

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Q: my vehicle got towed from my property after receiving a traffic violation am I responsible for tow fees

Arrested for driving on a suspended private property sign was posted they pushed the vehicle onto the public road out of my yard to load

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 1, 2021

I'm not getting why your vehicle was towed. And from private property. Here's the problem--you can go after the person responsible, but in the meantime your car is sitting racking up storage rates at a lot of dollars per day. I suggest you need to talk to the tow people, be very polite,... Read more »

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Q: Can I fight a ticket for drug paraphernalia if they messed up my cars model on the ticket? I drive a XLS!

I drive a XLS and they put UTS, is that enough to fight the ticket! My vin number and license number are correct?

Stewart Whaley
Stewart Whaley answered on May 9, 2020

No, not just because the model is wrong. There may be other ways to attack the ticket, but that isn't going to make or break it.

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