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Q: What if I was driving someone else car and they had an empty clear bag with residue of metaphimine.

Yet they charge me wfelony

Gary Kollin answered on Sep 4, 2019

You need an attorney

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Q: I was arrested for delivery of controlled substance sch III meth in Lonoke county, arkansas on August 16

I have not seen evidence but was for warrant going back several months before to a person who I know now as CI.

Vanessa Cash Adams answered on Aug 30, 2019

What is the question? How to find out what the state's evidence is? File a Motion for Discovery. But there are plenty of other motions and issues that need to be addressed. Consult an attorney.

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Q: If I have a misdemeanor charge for theft that is being expunged will this still bar me from getting a realtor license?

I haven’t started the process yet for my expungement, but I am in the process of trying to find a lawyer to do so, it’s a Misdemeanor A Theft.

James E Hensley Jr answered on Aug 27, 2019

Once the charges are expunged you the charge will not show up on your record with the state of Arkansas; however, there are other websites that record you being charged. They rarely receive notice of the expunged record. You might need to send them a copy of the file marked expunge order.... Read more »

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Q: Hi, I am facing terroristic threatening charges where multiple people at work accused me of making threats

I was wondering if there was a way I can see the statements they wrote to the police somehow before my court date?

James E Hensley Jr answered on Aug 25, 2019

Your lawyer will request what is called Discovery. The state must give you everything they have against you including any evidence that shows your innocence. You will be able to see everything written against you. If you don't have a lawyer, just write a letter to the prosecutor and request to... Read more »

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Q: In the Supreme Court decision, Wright vs. UNION NATIONAL BANK.

Very little was given back, they stole Hi Daniel's oil and Gas Co. After this decision, million hidden in overseas accounts, nothing returned to June Grubbs. I just found the money existed, that it was millions, about the Gas Co. Law firm is closed. In last sentence, was chancelOrs decision that... Read more »

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 24, 2019

This appears to be a matter of considerable complexity that would be difficult for an attorney to respond to in a basic Q & A forum. As a starting point, you could contact an Arkansas attorney to arrange a consultation. It was categorized under Personal Injury, but seems closer to being something... Read more »

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Q: What type of court is it for this offence?

Example, is it arraignment?

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 23, 2019

I give up. Is the offense a secret?

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Q: My wife got arrested on FTA 8/7/19. Her Attorney admitted that he was at fault. Why would they still have her jailed?

Her attorney told us both on 8/5/19 her next court dates were 9/9/16 & 9/16/19, we were meeting her attorney on Friday the 9th to go over her evidence. The night before the bondsman showed up to arrest her for the FTA. It's kinda confusing, he didn't arrest her, I called her attorney at home and he... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 20, 2019

How many times snd how many ways fo you want to ask the same question

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Q: If my act of self defense against aphysically aggressive trespasser results in significant injuries, did i assault them?

Patrick R. Lee answered on Aug 14, 2019

It all depends on the circumstances. If the "physically aggressive trespasser" was using or about to use force that could have caused significant injury to you, you are allowed to defend yourself with about an equal amount of force.

For instance, say someone is only being verbally abusive,...
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Q: Is a male officer allowed to put his hand in the pocket of a female suspect during a search?

James E Hensley Jr answered on Aug 8, 2019

Typically the answer is yes. He should exercise care though. Most officers will have another officer - preferably a female officer present.

The only reason an officer should be placing his hand in anyone's pocket is to check for weapons. There is a lot of case law dealing with this...
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Q: If you are out on bail does that mean you can't get an attorney appointed if you can't afford one?

Michael Hamilton Rodgers answered on Aug 1, 2019

Being on bond does not necessarily disqualify a person from having a lawyer appointed to represent him/her. The person may have become unable to hire a lawyer because he spent most or all of his money on the bond. Often the person on bond didn't pay for his own release, rather friends or relatives... Read more »

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Q: Can I file a writ of habeas corpus, on behalf of a person who is bieng held by the US Marshall’s, for months?

And has not been to court yet?

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 1, 2019

You cant file anything

Only that person or an attorney can gile papers

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Q: Is there any kind of medical bond in arkansas my son has a probation warrant but is under medical care for the next 3mo

My son has a warrant for his arrest for failing to report to his probation officer he was in an accident and has had to have an emergency surgery and is now under doctor's care is there anyway to get this warrant lifted until he is no longer under doctor's care

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 31, 2019

He will eventually need an attorney anyway. Retain one for everything.

If I said no. Would you give up. Obviously no.

If I said yes, you would need an attorney to handle ut

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Q: Does a loss prevention have the right to break my wrist or can i sue him. I am a female & he hit my 14 year old daughter

He stopped me fidnt say who was just i had to leave with him. I was scared so we ran & he grabbed my wrist & threw me down & broke my wrist.

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 27, 2019

If I said no, would you simply drop it?

I doubt it.

Contact a personal injury attorney

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Q: Does a search warrant have to state probable cause?

I was served a search warrant with the officer staying "he had responded to believe" that items were being concealed at my house

Patrick R. Lee answered on Jul 26, 2019

That doesn't sound like a special phrase that gives him any extra power. If they had a search warrant, though, it doesn't really matter anyway.

An officer has to provide an affidavit (a sworn statement) outlining the probable cause he has for a search to a judge. If the judge thinks he...
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Q: Found the order to seal forms online yes, what is the difference in a order seal from and petition seal form?

Patrick R. Lee answered on Jul 25, 2019

You need both. One is a request for the Court to seal your charge that you file, and the other is the document you submit to the Court, which the judge signs and actually gets the record sealed.

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Q: Is a lawyer required for a order of seal record issue

The simple seal of a dismissed charged and a misdemeanor 5 years old?

Patrick R. Lee answered on Jul 25, 2019

I'm fairly certain there are forms for this somewhere online. Ark. Code Ann. 16-90-1401 and the statutes in that subsection will tell you everything you need to do to get a misdemeanor sealed.

You don't absolutely have to have a lawyer, but it would make the process easier for you.

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Q: Can i get a felony took off my background

Patrick R. Lee answered on Jul 24, 2019

Certain felonies can be expunged if you've met certain requirements. You'll have to be more specific in order for a lawyer to answer your question.

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Q: Is a pregnant woman allowed to use self defense if someone is a threat to her and her baby?

I am pregnant. My boyfriend and I got in an argument that escalated. (He was drunk) He got on top of me punching my head and I punched him in the eye to escape and get our son and leave. He took our son from me and shoved me out of the apartment. Because he was drunk and I feared for the safety of... Read more »

Patrick R. Lee answered on Jul 18, 2019

It sounds like you have a pretty good defense to your charge. I would get someone to take good pictures of all your injuries while they're still visible.

It sounds like you need to get away from this guy and get a court order limiting his access to your kids.

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Q: where do I pay the percentage of a bond? The sheriff’s office or bail bondsman?

The bond is 2500 and I was told by the defendant that I would only have to pay $250 to get them out. Where would I pay the $250? And are they responsible for the rest of the money later?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 12, 2019

You need to pay the $250 to a bail bondsman; but please know that you are not going to get it back--because it is like an insurance premium. If the defendant fails to show up for court hearings the bondsman will have to fork over the $2,500 to the state; and then the bondsman will com looking for... Read more »

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