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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: My question is can a guilty plea be overturned because the person felt that he was forced to take a guilty plea

My son was charged with third degree to sexual assault on his neice the attorney he had at the time they fired her my son has been in there 7 years now and my granddaughter which is his niece has told a new family member that her mother force her lie about her uncle that if she didn't her... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Sep 25, 2020

Yes it is possible. It is best if you learned about this stuff after the plea, call attorney Michael Kaiser in Little Rock he does this kind of work.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: Can my medicaid lien be voided in 180 days also for a personal injury settlement since the 90 day notice?

They sent a 90 day notice in to medicaid but still no response.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 18, 2020

An Arkansas attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you are represented by an attorney, you should pose this question to them. If not, you could reach out to the agency (this can be handled by human resources administration offices or their equivalent namesakes,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: My wife died 8/15/20 from fighting 3 years of Multiple Myeloma. She was walking and communicating with me before

her appointment on 8/10/20. They admitted her and sent her home by ambulance because we live on second floor apartment and she was unable to walk or talk when she came home. The hospital said there would be no charge to us since we had BCBS insurance and all deductible were met. The ambulance... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 13, 2020

An Arkansas attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your wife. It's difficult to answer your question based on these brief facts. You could reach out to Arkansas attorneys who could retrieve medical records to make a more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Estate Planning and Probate for Arkansas on
Q: I am a single parent of a 13 year old whom father has passed away. I'm in my late 50's and was wondering what kinda

Of paper work I need to fill out to if I was to die before she 18 to make sure she stays with my sister and not go to foster care.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH T HARVEY

Dustin A. Duke
Dustin A. Duke answered on Sep 2, 2020

You could designate your sister as a preference for guardian for your daughter in a Will. If you need assistance in drafting a will or other estate planning documents feel free to reach out to me.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Arkansas on
Q: So my husband and i got into an argument tonight.. neither one was arrested and no one was cited/ticketed.. cops were

He called 911 to have them come out and assess his arm. The cops arrived... and i left with my mother.. she came to pick me up.. my concern is i am a nurse and i have a license to protect... any advise or legal suggestions. He is taking full responsibility for everything..

James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr answered on Aug 31, 2020

You should be o.k. Police Officers are great about considering the impact of their decisions on people. If you were not issued a citation or arrested, the police probably issued a police report. It is difficult to locate a copy.

This police report might be considered if there is another...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Arkansas on
Q: I have given my company a two weeks notice. They are asking I give an exit interview and complete an “exit inventory”

Do I have to comply? It’s an at will employer so can I chose to resign effectively immediately instead of complying with exit steps? I’ve reviewed my acceptance letter and employee handbook table of contents I signed and see nothing specifically addressing “exit interview and or exit... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 28, 2020

You await a response for three weeks. You could try reposting in the Employment Law category. There's no guarantee that all questions are picked up, but you might have better chances there. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Foreclosure and Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: My father recently passed unexpectedly. How do i find locate his debt/investments?
Rose Blondin Shea
Rose Blondin Shea answered on Aug 24, 2020

I would keep an eye on any mail that comes in his name. Most likely they will mail him something at some point at which time you can contact them. Also look for any estate plans that he has in his home perhaps in a safe or filing cabinet. If he has an estate plan you can also try to contact the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Education Law and Elder Law for Arkansas on
Q: How should I find lawyer for - graduate student in good standing but claiming discrimination - against a university?

Looking for area of law that covers this. Perhaps Education or Consumer Law (?) - covering Title IX and/or VI violations.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 17, 2020

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. There are attorneys who handle cases under those titles - you could start by reaching out to them. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Arkansas on
Q: Is it unlawful for a company that utilizes DOT certified box trucks to make non - DOT certified employee operate them?

Employer having installation crew work double shifts, making them drive 4 hours back home expecting them back at work 4 hours later to travel again and work a double shift. One of the employees inadvertently put unleaded gas in diesel truck. He since left the company but they reversed his paycheck... Read more »

Chris W. Burks
Chris W. Burks answered on Aug 17, 2020

Thanks and it sounds like there are several legal issues here. There might be minimum wage and/or overtime violations based on 'reversing' his paycheck. He and others could be owed money. There also might be issues to take up with the DOT. Please contact a labor/employment lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can I plead not guilty to harassing communications in Arkansas?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 16, 2020

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You could either repost under Criminal Law, but since time is probably of the essence in your actions, you may want to reach out to Arkansas criminal defense attorneys without further delay. You could locate them... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Q: My wife returned to Mexico in February this year. Her passport is expired . Is there a way for her to return?

She had not yet completed the naturalization process. We have been waiting for the first interview.

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder answered on Aug 15, 2020

She needs to renew her passport.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can you get a court appointed lawyer for a post divorce contempt hearing?
John Butler
John Butler answered on Aug 10, 2020

No but you can hire a private attorney or represent yourself for the contempt hearing.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas on
Q: I'm having trouble with my landlord he hasn't given me an eviction notice or anything but he boarded up my place

He boarded up my place and all my stuff is still in there can you plz help me out thanks very much

Dustin A. Duke
Dustin A. Duke answered on Jul 31, 2020

Are you wanting to schedule a free consultation? You can call (501) 891-6000 Monday to set something up. It probably goes without says, but your landlord is not allowed to lock you out of your home. However, you should be aware that if you had not been staying in your home for awhile and if you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas on
Q: how much time do I have legally in Arkansas to respond to landlords intent to change lease terms
Dustin A. Duke
Dustin A. Duke answered on Jul 29, 2020

Generally, it depends on the language of your lease. Does your lease give the landlord the right to change the terms before it expires? If not, then your landlord would have to wait until the end of the lease to change any terms. If your landlord gives you notice that he intends to change the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Divorce and Collections for Arkansas on
Q: Can a vehicle loan company sue me?

A vehicle loan company on a vehicle that was obtained during my marriage is trying to sue me (has filed a civil suit) for amount owed on the vehicle, that vehicle has been repossessed. I have since gotten a divorce and in the divorce decree it states that the plaintiff, who is my now ex-husband,... Read more »

Ana Maria Del Valle-Aguilera
Ana Maria Del Valle-Aguilera answered on Jul 28, 2020

Usually the court order regarding distribution of assets and liabilities is not binding on your creditors. You can contact the lending company and provide them with a copy of the court order and they may, if they so wish, attempt to collect only from your husband, but they are not required to do... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Probate for Arkansas on
Q: My grandmother died and I’m the only grandchild her husband is selling the house I haven’t received anything

She worked for the state for 30 years plus and had a diamond account and the shared a home with him me she always told me she had a inheritance for me but she died unexpectedly with out a will

Dustin A. Duke
Dustin A. Duke answered on Jul 23, 2020

First, I am sorry for your loss. I am assuming that your grandmother passed away in Arkansas and that Arkansas laws apply to your situation. If your grandmother died without a will any property that is included in her probate estate would be divided between her surviving spouse (assuming that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Arkansas on
Q: I pumped my gas tank full then got in the car and drove away. A true case of absent mindedness. How do I defend myself?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 20, 2020

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. What you describe could happen to anyone on a stressful day. Contact an Arkansas criminal defense attorney to review the charges against you. It would be good to move quickly so they might be able to subpoena video... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Arkansas on
Q: If my dog is killed by a dog I am dog sitting does the dog owner have any liability for vet bills

Owner assured dog was safe around other dogs and offered by text to help with vet bills but now cannot be reached.

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Jul 16, 2020

Yes. Looks like you’ll have to sue or pursue criminal charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: I have a nieghbor who is threatning harm to me and other cops cant arrest him he is even using pittbull as threatning ?

He has made gang claims of AB and made threats of calling gang member to kill me after cops leave he has made threats with a pittbull he has came at me violently in front of witnesses he is mental person go to mental hospital alot so cops dont seem to want to make a legit case are whole... Read more »

James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr answered on Jul 14, 2020

The police are having issues because they must see the event occur. This neighbor most-likely does not act out in front of the police. You can file a complaint with your local prosecutor. Someone from the Prosecutor's office will review your statement and then make a decision whether or not to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Arkansas on
Q: Father of my child wants to relinquish his parental rights. I am willing to accept sole responsibility, can I?

I am not married to the father of my child and As I understand the court system says I have to have someone to adopt my child; ie: boyfriend or husband. Why? I am willing and capable of taking full responsibility, I will establish a will with guardianship in case something happens to me and... Read more »

James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr answered on Jul 14, 2020

In Arkansas, you can adopt your own child. You don't need someone else to adopt the child for you or with you. Seems odd but you basically follow the adoption statute; i.e., you must be over 18, of sound mind, have no felonies on your record, be able to care for the child and a few others that... Read more »

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