Arkansas Education Law Questions & Answers

Q: Do I have enough for a civil suit?

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Education Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017
W. Whitfield Hyman's answer
They have to intend to permanently deprive you of the hot sauce in order to violate your property rights.

I have no idea if they can suspend over hot sauce or not, but it sounds ridiculous.

Q: Do the parents of the minor have to be present when the minor makes a verbal /written statement to school & local police

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Apr 6, 2017
Kevin Shields' answer
Parents need not be present while school officials are asking questions of a student in most cases. However, if the questioning was by the police or your child was in police custody, constitutional protections may be triggered. You may want to consult a local criminal lawyer about the specific details of your case.

Q: Do the parents of a minor need be present if minor gives a verbal/written statement to school & local police officers

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 30, 2017
Kevin Shields' answer
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 a minor talking with school officials are very different than for a minor actually in police custody.

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