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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Arkansas on
Q: Do the parents of a minor need be present if minor gives a verbal/written statement to school & local police officers
Kevin Shields
Kevin Shields answered on Mar 30, 2017

You should consult an education or criminal lawyer to discuss the specific details of your case. The answer to your question will depend on who did the questioning, how the questioning was conducted, whether the minor was in custody and the minor's mental capacity. The safeguards in place for... Read more »

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Q: Is 'mooning' a constitutionally protected form of free speech in Arkansas?
Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman answered on Feb 12, 2017

Since the 1st Amendment is part of the federal constitution, the location does not matter (i.e., Arkansas) since the law would apply everywhere (unless, you are asking about the Arkansas Constitution which could give even more protection).

Today, someone posted this one reddit (perhaps...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: Is it illegal to not identify to a police officer in Arkansas
W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Dec 28, 2016

It depends on a lot of different factors. If you do not have a concealed carry license, are not the driver of a car that has been pulled over, are not loitering under the statute or otherwise possibly violating the law in a way that can be observed by someone else then probably not unless there has... Read more »

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Q: I was incarcerated in Arkansas, I finished my parole in 1994, in IL. How do I find out if my civil rights are restored?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 20, 2015

And it took you until 2011 to ask this question? Find out from your state law enforcement agency, you might also call the local supervisor of elections, and you might also look into the restoration of rights in your state.

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Q: I had an officer enter my residence with no justificatation, documentation or provocation..and put loaded gun in my face

He didnt know my name...there was nothing illegal on premises...and i have no history of violence or drugs...my children had just left...what if they were there! Can I sue him without a lawyer..and what is the process. He cant get away with this!

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 20, 2015

Have you sued yet?

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Q: I was arrested for poss with intent to distribute marijuana 6 years ago

I went to court and pleaded guilty, but the judge rejected the guilty plea and placed me on probation, which I have long since completed. My question is can I register to vote and apply for a hunting license? Do I still have my constitutional rights?

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 14, 2015

You asked this question over 3 years ago. Do a simple internet search for restoration of civil rights in Arkansas. It seems to me that you do not even need to do this, but we have to know one thing. Were you convicted or not?

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Q: On what legal grounds was the decision in Roe v. Wade made? By that, I mean why was abortion deemed allowable?

Not taking into account any moral implications of human life and the sanctity (or lack) thereof, what are the legal grounds that allow abortion to be legal? What reasons were cited by the judges that decided that case? Is it possible for that case to ever be overturned? Do the unborn have rights;... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 28, 2015

You have to read the decision to answer your first few questions. It is not possible for the case to be overturned because it has already been decided. It is possible that a different result can be reached in a different case. In order to answer your further questions, you are going to have to do... Read more »

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Q: arkansas 5-68-204. How is social practice defined and does this include "skyclad" rituals done as part of Wicca

Wicca and it's practices are legal and upheld by the courts.

This also does not seem to allow a mother to check her son for a hernia or a paramedic to treat a person wounded. Or even a first responder or a friend to inspect the general area. I don't understand this law or its... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 8, 2015

This post is quite confusing. Go see a local attorney for the specific advice you need.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Arkansas on
Q: In the state of arkansas how many days/hrs is animal control required to hold your animal [dog] before adopting it out?

Currently dealing with animal control regarding them adopting my 5 year old yorkie out after we contacted them several times letting them know we were trying to obtain the outrageous amount of money they were asking for. I believe they adopted him out early, because they are trying to claim my... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 3, 2015

Read the local ordinances.

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