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Q: Can you make a left turn into a businesses parking lot when there is a line of traffic at a stop light??
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 10, 2022

Not enough context is in the post, but the answer of whether or not you can is yes. But there's more to your situation than what you have stated in your post.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: My husband was late for court today he was supposed to be there at 9 this morning and then at 1 this afternoon but late
Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel
answered on Mar 14, 2022

what's your question? If he showed up to court, he'll likely go in front of the judge for the hearing, despite being late.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Can I be penalized with a following too close infraction when I was hit by a vehicle that don’t stop on a red light

The vehicle that cause the accident don’t stop at a red traffic light driving from north to south and I was driving from west to east. I was the injured part

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 29, 2022

A local attorney must advise you because different jurisdictions can apply different doctrines for apportioning liability when multiple parties are to blame. But your question remains open for three weeks. From a textbook standpoint, the infraction against you could result in liability on your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: i was involved in a 15 mile police chase well i wrecked and i was wanting to no if the officer did the right thing

i wrecked while involved in a police chase well the officer didn’t bother to help my wife and kids that was in the truck was he supposed to detain me and then tend to them cause he didn’t and was he supposed to have my daughter turn the truck off… was the officer in the right to continue to... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
answered on Jan 27, 2022

Even if the officer violated laws that you’re complaining about it doesn’t help you in your criminal case.

Does that answer your question?

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Q: i was involved in a chase with my wife and kids we crashed and the cop didn’t help my kids or wife just held me gunpoint

i made a bad decision to not stop and the officer chased me 15 miles at speeds of 90 plus mph we crashed and the officer never did try to help my kids out of the truck he had my daughter turn the truck off they never stabilized the kids and they took all 4 in one ambulance they stabilized my wife... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
answered on Jan 27, 2022

You need to ask a question, there is no question here.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: I was given a ticket when Involved In a car accident but cop put in box no accident involved is ticket valid
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 25, 2022

Yes, the ticket is still valid. It may go to credibility of the testifying officer but that omission, in itself, is not enough to make the ticket invalid.

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Q: I was charged with a misdemeanor due to missing a speeding ticket court date what do I do?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 19, 2022

Something is missing here but I would recommend that you contact a criminal defense lawyer or a few of them in the area where you are being prosecuted------discuss your matter with the lawyers and then hire the one with whom you are most comfortable. Good luck.

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Q: I can get a ticket for fictitious plates even though I own both vehicles involved?

I’m put the plate from one vehicle that I own onto another vehicle that I own until I could get to the court house and get them transferred. I got stopped by a policeman and cited for fictitious tags.

Degen Clow
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Degen Clow
answered on Dec 31, 2021

Yes, the police can ticket you for this even if you are the owner of both vehicles. In Arkansas, tags are assigned to only one vehicle unless they are dealer tags.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: I got pulled over and they found and empty unused syringe in my truck but my record is clean. What do I do??

I've never had a charge. My record is squeaky clean.

Degen Clow
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Degen Clow
answered on Dec 31, 2021

It sounds like you may have some good facts to fight your case with. You should visit with a defense attorney to get an assessment of your case and possible defenses.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: I got pulled over and they found and empty unused syringe in my truck but my record is clean. What do I do??

I've never had a charge. My record is squeaky clean.

Richard Lane Hughes
Richard Lane Hughes
answered on Dec 11, 2021

I assume that you were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. First, did the police have cause to stop you and to search your vehicle? Did you consent to a search? Was the unused needle in your vehicle for a legitimate reason? There are many facts that may determine the course that you take... Read more »

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Q: can a police officer pull you over because he said he couldn't see your license plate

it was night time and an officer pulled me over because he said he couldn't see my license plate even though there was no obstruction and he was well over 50 ft away

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
answered on Nov 28, 2021

No, not if the light was working that illuminates the license plate.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: Possession of marijuana in van buren Arkansas!
W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
answered on Nov 4, 2021

You didn’t post the question

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: I was in a car accident. I wasn't in the wrong but I still got a citation

And we didn't exchange insurance information. They pulled her car and mines

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 10, 2021

An Arkansas attorney should advise here, but your post remains open for two weeks. At the very least, if you haven't already, you could consider a consult with a traffic ticket defense attorney.

There's a lot to sort out here - What was the citation for? Are there plausible...
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Q: I got cited for pedestrians crossing at other than crosswalk yesterday, its my first offense,and I'm not sure what to do

I was running across the street to my motel, this car waved me to go across because it was clear, another car that happen to be texting and driving slammed on their brake to late and clashed with the car that waved me to go across, and due to property damage I have to go to court. Its my first... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 5, 2021

This sounds like something you should fight and if you do so, then you should hire a traffic ticket attorney to represent him and wade through this. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and search for criminal defense or traffic ticket attorneys in your area-----some will provide a free initial... Read more »

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Q: my vehicle got towed from my property after receiving a traffic violation am I responsible for tow fees

Arrested for driving on a suspended private property sign was posted they pushed the vehicle onto the public road out of my yard to load

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 1, 2021

I'm not getting why your vehicle was towed. And from private property. Here's the problem--you can go after the person responsible, but in the meantime your car is sitting racking up storage rates at a lot of dollars per day. I suggest you need to talk to the tow people, be very polite,... Read more »

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Q: Can I fight a ticket for drug paraphernalia if they messed up my cars model on the ticket? I drive a XLS!

I drive a XLS and they put UTS, is that enough to fight the ticket! My vin number and license number are correct?

Stewart Whaley
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Stewart Whaley
answered on May 9, 2020

No, not just because the model is wrong. There may be other ways to attack the ticket, but that isn't going to make or break it.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: Tonight I was written a ticket for contributing to the delinquency of a minor in Arkansas , what should my next step be

The cops showed up because a buddy who wasn’t there has a crazy girlfriend, and she showed up looking for him and then called the cops and told them a lie about somebody who was really drunk and left the house. Nobody was really drunk but a few people had a couple drinks at my house.

James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr
answered on Mar 28, 2020

Thank you for reaching out. The citation is a class A Misdemeanor in Arkansas. This is up to one year in the county jail and up to $2500 fine if you plead guilty or are found guilty by a Judge. The charge may stay on your record forever. You can seal this record though. Depending on which court... Read more »

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Q: DFW, TX resident, recently rcvd 3/1 tkt (speeding over 15 mph, reckless driving -1st dg, endanger welfare) in AR

I rcvd 3 tickets traveling thru AR to Memphis for MLK DAY, I would like to obtain an attorney due to the seriousness of the charges & the discrepancies from the Troopers verbal statements vs the charges listed on the citation. Will obtaining an attorney help w/ possible deferred adjudication on... Read more »

Stewart Whaley
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Stewart Whaley
answered on Jan 22, 2020

Maybe, maybe not. There are several issues the attorney would have to evaluate, some may not be apparent until discovery is reviewed. What Arkansas county were you in and what court is listed on the ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: I use an Amber flashing light on m car that I use as a Hazzard light. I got a ticket. What the max fine?

I use it so people can't say they didn't see me when they hit my car. I've seen others use similar light too while driving. Why did I get a ticket for Hazzard light use .

Stewart Whaley
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Stewart Whaley
answered on Jan 2, 2020

It is running all the time becasue you want people to always see it?

If so, it sounds like a violation of 27-36-208(c). You aren't an authorized emergency vehicle, only using it as a turn signal and "just driving" is not an unusual traffic hazard.

27-36-208(c)...
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Q: I have a failure to comply MISD. They issued a warrant and bond is $910.00. Will they take me to jail if I pay part of t

They have issued a warrant but I can’t pay the full $910. Will they take payment plans without taking me to jail?

Stewart Whaley
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Stewart Whaley
answered on Sep 4, 2019

Ticket in Arkansas (I see you are in TN)? It varies from court to court, really. You will have to appear on the warrant, then address the misdemeanor. Depending on the court, an attorney could make a big difference in how all it plays out (maybe get the FTA dropped, negotiate the fine down, etc.).

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