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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: Divorced with children.15-year-old daughter made allegations that I touched her. Haven't spoken/seen over a 1

What could I be possibly facing? The allegation is completely a lie. Very rough divorce with mother. Mother is very manipulative. I was contacted by the police department today, but for the life of me, I can't remember what charge (If any) they told me or even when the date of the incident... Read more »

James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr answered on Oct 16, 2019

Very smart of you. Do not meet with the police without an attorney. Teenagers sometime make these allegations because they do not want to follow your rules. Sometimes the other parents go along with this to keep you away from this child and the other children. It is the worse for sure. If you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Arkansas on
Q: I have primary custody of two daughters. I believe their father is using drugs. Can I ask that he be drug tested?

We live in Arkansas. The girls are 11&13. The oldest no longer wants to go to his house.

Dustin Alan Duke
Dustin Alan Duke answered on Oct 15, 2019

The short answer to your question is "yes." You could file a motion with the court in your previous custody case and allege that you believe your ex is on drugs and request a drug test. The judge would need to sign an order requiring your ex to take the test. You would likely be responsible for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Q: How can i prevent kids father of taking kids out of country he has custody of one and i have custody of the other

Their father already took kids to border and left with his family for 8 months.. I want to prevent this as well as reverse custody of my other child back to me..

Patricia C. Wall-Santiago
Patricia C. Wall-Santiago answered on Oct 15, 2019


I am not a family law attorney neither authorized to practice law in your state but you need to contact a family attorney in your area ASAP regarding this matter or if you don't have the means to afford an attorney you can contact legal aid and see if you qualified for their...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Arkansas on
Q: My ex-girlfriend is threatening to press criminal charges against me unless I continue to be with her. Is that blackmail
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 14, 2019

Yup. A person can threaten you with reporting a crime or starting a civil action to correct your behaviour - that's perfectly legal. But be my boyfriend or else ... that is blackmail. The real question is what are you going to do about it? Leave her and face criminal charges? What is worse?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: Can I file a racial discrimination case against a company where someone has drawn racial offensive pictures on wall

Or boards in the workplace that hasn’t been proven who done it

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 13, 2019

Anyone can file a suit for anything. Whether is is a successful lawsuit is another story

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: Does a CI have to be present in court for the defendant to be charged?

Does the evidence have to show an exchange between the CI & the defendant?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 9, 2019

You have different questions. A CI does not have to be present in court to charge the defendant which is a different question as to whether a CI must testify in order to convict a defendant

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: Can you provide or tell me where I can read the Arkansas stop and i.d. code/law
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 9, 2019


1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Elder Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can I be forced to be my father’s POA or guardian? I do not want to be
Marilyn  Johnson
Marilyn Johnson answered on Oct 8, 2019

Absolutely not.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Arkansas on
Q: My fiancee mother got adult guardianship over while he was in a coma from an accident 3 months ago. He is now awake

And talking . She placed him in a living rehab facility. He desires rehab from hom how. How can he terminate her guardianship

Dustin Alan Duke
Dustin Alan Duke answered on Oct 7, 2019

In order to terminate the guardianship he will have to show the court that he is no longer incapacitated. This can be done by having his treating doctor fill out an affidavit. He would also have to file paperwork with the court asking that the guardianship be terminated. His mother would be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Arkansas on
Q: Does the misdemeanor Possession of sexually explicit digital material disqualifies me from military
Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison answered on Oct 4, 2019

Speak with a recruiter. They understand what will disqualify you from military service and what will not. These requirements change overtime and sometimes they can secure waivers to allow enlistments that would otherwise not be allowed. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Intellectual Property for Arkansas on
Q: I'm a victim of a crime me rights have been ignored

False my title

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 30, 2019

If you think do, then consult with an attorney in person

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: In a circuit courr felony drug indictment can a person felony parole or probation be used as there credible Witnes
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 27, 2019

Your inquiry does not make sense

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: What is the difference between battery and assault?
Stewart Whaley
Stewart Whaley answered on Sep 26, 2019

Battery - cause actual harm.

As in, I just hit you with a bat.

Assault - threaten to cause harm. As in, I’m going to hit you with a bat!”

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Arkansas on
Q: Is it legal for me to copy or nearly copy a website's functionality and folder structure if design, code, layout is mine
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Sep 25, 2019

it will depend if there are elements that can be protected by other filings or registrations like patents and such.

If the website is so unique that you are asking yourself these questions,there may be something to be worried about.

You should call for a consultation to review the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: Should I file harrassment charges on old probation officer

She says she will have my 21 year old boyfriend charged (I'm 17) even when I tell her my parents are okay with it

Saying that she CAN AND WILL keep me in school until I graduate that I can't drop out with parents signature

Saying that she will have the cops come get me if I miss... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 24, 2019

By old, do you mean former?

I think your best approach may be reporting her to the department and the department may conduct an internal affairs investigation

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Arkansas on
Q: From previous...does he file in Arkansas or Kentucky?

We are both seeking visitation with he having, at the least, joint custody, though full custody is ideal. We also want visitation with the child that is not his biologically and that child has no father listed on his birth certificate. My son has never been abusive to his ex girlfriend, but she has... Read more »

Dustin Alan Duke
Dustin Alan Duke answered on Sep 23, 2019

Feel free to contact me if you want to schedule a time for a consultation. I can be reached at (501) 960-6060.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Tax Law and Workers' Compensation for Arkansas on
Q: If a Female attorney is unwilling to defend, do I not have a right to separate her from overburden.

She has sent what appears to be a recorded message, it is not her answer.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 22, 2019

An Arkansas attorney would be in the best position to answer, if there are state-specific laws involved. But your question remains open for a week. As a general matter in any jurisdiction, you are free to separate from your attorney. At the same time, your attorney could be entitled to compensation... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Arkansas on
Q: Does he file in Arkansas or Kentucky? Getting conflicting answers.

My son and his now ex-girlfriend have one biological child together plus he has raised her other son as his own since he was 2 months old. He is now 3. In April, she said she was going to visit family in Kentucky and never came back. She took the 3 year old and left the 2 year old. She came back a... Read more »

Dustin Alan Duke
Dustin Alan Duke answered on Sep 21, 2019

If the children lived here for six consecutive months before they were moved to Kentucky, then Arkansas has jurisdiction to hear child custody until the children have lived in Kentucky for six months. That said, if the child's mother claims that your son was abusive to her (and she can prove it)... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Arkansas on
Q: I have a will that leaves everything to my daughter. Recently I decided to change beneficiaries on my stocks.

Do I need to change my will too

Dustin Alan Duke
Dustin Alan Duke answered on Sep 19, 2019

Property that you have a beneficiary (or transfer on death TOD designation) for, such as your stocks, passes outside of probate. That is, the property automatically will go to the person listed as the beneficiary with the financial institution or brokerage firm without the need to go through the... Read more »

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