Arkansas Questions & Answers by Practice Area


Arkansas Questions & Answers

Q: Do you have to have a rearview mirror in the center of your vehicle?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

Yes. Ark. Code Ann. § 27-37-305(a) states that every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a rearview mirror.
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Q: If I appeal a guilty verdict, will a charge that rec'd directed verdict in trial come back if the appeal is successful?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 21, 2017

The State cannot appeal (or cross-appeal in this case) a verdict of non-guilty.
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Q: I am still married but separated from wife we have a son . She is keeping my son from me. Never been served papers

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 20, 2017

If you are separated, you need to file for divorce and get a visitation/custody order that clarifies your rights. Right now, it is the Wild West, which means she can do what she wants.
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Q: can petitioner be arrested for violating order of protection

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 20, 2017
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Q: Can you have a fine for loitering?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 18, 2017

Yes, it is a criminal offence.
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Q: First time offender delivery .5 grams meth. Does first time offenders act apply?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 18, 2017

Yes, you are eligible for act 346 (the first offenders act).
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Q: I sold cigarettes to a minor for the first time & I was being tested on. What are my penalties & charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 18, 2017

The penalty strictly depends on the court you are in. A good criminal defense attorney will be able to help you with this issue.
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Q: My husband wants to buy me a golfcart to drive around town, is it legal to drive it in town?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 18, 2017

No, unless you live in a private golfing community with special rules about golf carts on the private roads.
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Q: Can someone (over the age of 21) receive a citation in the State of Arkansas (specifically Sherwood, AR) for talking on

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 18, 2017

Yes, you can be cited for that infraction in Sherwood. However, getting a good attorney can help you beat the ticket or at least keep it off your record.
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Q: I have a case over a FTA on reckless driving and 2 driving on suspended tickets.I just was picked up on a warrant

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 18, 2017

A lawyer is money well spent, they may be able to help keep the infractions off of your record.
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Q: I am a cdl driver I was making a right turn and a cycle ran underneath my trailer. I got a lane ticket should I fight it

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 18, 2017

Yes, you should fight the ticket. You want to keep the ticket off your record so you do not get points on your CDL.
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Q: I have a teen living with me because parent was unable to care for her. (8 months) Do I have any legal rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

You do not have any legal rights unless the parents have given you power of attorney over the child or you have gone to court and asked for rights.
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Q: Can a spouse of an active military personal receive health benefits if they get a divorce before the expir. of 20 yrs

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

The benefits she will receive depends on how many years you have been married, how many years you were in the military, and how many of those years overlapped. It is a fact-specific question.
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Q: Can my soon husband adopt my daughter without consent of biological if he has not paid child support

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

If he has not paid child support or seen the child in one year, you may be able to get around his consent to the adoption.
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Q: I have had a child in my care for the past 6 years. I am not the childs biological father, the child was removed by DHS.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 16, 2017

To your question on visitation rights: You should be able to get court-ordered visitation because you have stood in loco parentis to the child. You may also be able to get custody or even adopt the child, depending on the particular facts of your case.
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Q: I just found out when I married my husband two years ago he was stil married to his wife. What legal action can be take?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Divorce for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 15, 2017

You can file a declaratory action to have a judge pronounce that your current marriage is void.
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Q: I have been living in Arkansas since May 09,2015. I moved from Ft Worth, Tx. I want to get a divorce from my husband.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 15, 2017

If you cannot find him, you can publish a notice in a newspaper. There are certain requirements that go with that, so you'll probably want to hire a lawyer.
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Q: Q: If I live in Arizona and my husband is in a federal prison in Arkansas can I file for a divorce in Arkansas?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 15, 2017

As long as your husband has lived in Arkansas for longer than sixty days, you can file for divorce in Arkansas.
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Q: If I'm an only child and my mother has already passed, and my dad is getting older. Does he need a Will?

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 15, 2017

If you are an only child you will inherit under law. Only meaning the only child your father ever had. Not the only child still alive. You may want consult with a lawyer on ways to avoid probate.
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Q: (Arkansas) Is my inheritance considered a marital asset? How can I keep my husband from getting it?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 15, 2017

Ordinarily, an inheritance is not considered marital property in Arkansas.
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