Arkansas Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: How can a roadway be a portion of a highway if a highway is within the boundary lines of a roadway?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Means the berm shouldn't be used for travel, the highway is. Thus "driving in lanes meant for travel" is the vehicular code perverse citation for didn't stay in lane of travel and went off the side of the road.

Q: What can you do if you can't pay your fines

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Collections for Arkansas on
Answered on Sep 27, 2018
W. Whitfield Hyman's answer
If you hire an attorney they may be able to lift the warrant for you.

I recommend Shane Ethridge in that area.

Q: Just got pulled over for purple lights and got a ticket is purple illegal

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Aug 2, 2018
Stewart Whaley's answer
Probably. There are SEVERAL rules/restrictions for vehicle lights in Arkansas (placement, color, height, alignment of the light beams, number of feet were the beam's center point must be, etc.).

Finding a way to install purple lights of some kind and NOT violate one or more of them would be difficult (maybe not possible).

-I'm not your attorney and this is not legal advice.

Q: If you was backing back on road way and hit a vehicle can a police officer give you a ticket for careless driving

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Jun 25, 2018
Stewart Whaley's answer
Yes. I have received 2 tickets for backing into vehicles. The key is what to do AFTER you get the ticket. If you need to contest it for insurance or other reasons, hire an attorney.

https://law.justia.com/codes/arkansas/2017/title-27/subtitle-4/chapter-51/subchapter-1/section-27-51-104/

Q: I live out of state and completely forgot about a speeding ticket I received in Arkansas. How do I clear up the warrant?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2018
Stewart Whaley's answer
Hire an attorney to appear for you on the Failure To Appear (FTA) warrant, so you don’t have to come here. Once the warrant is settled, said atty can work on resolution of the charge.

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I’m a lawyer. I’m not your lawyer. This is my opinion and not legal advice.

Q: what's the penalty for a ticket for drug paraphernalia. ( an unused marijuana pipe

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2018
Stewart Whaley's answer
An “unused” pipe (no residue) in my world is for tobacco...

If the charge is 5-64-443 and the substance is marijuana it is a class A misdemeanor

Q: If someone has a fleeing on foot 2nd offense,expired tags no insurance and driving on suspended can he be violated with

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Apr 14, 2018
Stewart Whaley's answer
He can be violated if he is convicted of a new offense or violates any condition of parole. It sounds like that is exactly what happened, unfortunately. www.paroleboard.arkansas.gov/FAQs/

Q: In the state of Arkansas what is the law underneath the constitutional rights of driving with a driver's license suspens

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Arkansas on
Answered on Apr 14, 2018
James E Hensley Jr's answer
There is no constitutional right to drive. Driving is a privilege. That means you have to do what it takes to have the license and follow the rules. If you driver's license is suspended, you may be able to get a permit to drive to work, school, medical, lawyer, etc. You will have to visit any Revenue Department in Arkansas.

Q: Is unsafe driving in AR Is this a misdemeanor? Will I lose my license? I have had a clean record before this.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 4, 2018
James E Hensley Jr's answer
It's only a traffic offense. You will not lose your job or license. Go to court and ask the prosecutor to keep this off your record. If it is clean, you might have to pay a few bucks more on the fine but should be able to keep it off your record.

If the Court denies your request to keep it off your record, then wait six months and file a motion to seal. You can get this from the clerk at the court usually. Quite often, the Court will sign your order and then make sure it gets sent...

Q: i stopped at a stop sign until all was clear for me to turn. i was struck my a motorist going over twice the speed limit

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Arkansas on
Answered on Nov 22, 2017
James E Hensley Jr's answer
If you have insurance you can make a claim. If you do not want to do that you should seek a lawyer. Joe Denton is one of the best. 501.358.4999

Q: I went to court for a traffic violation. I pleaded not guilty. The traffic violation date was reset for trial . After I

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Nov 4, 2017
W. Whitfield Hyman's answer
You have not provided enough details for anyone to answer this question. The only way a lawyer could answer any of this is if you hired him to go talk to the prosecutor.

Q: I am a class A cdl holder. My record is spotless. I got a speeding ticket today. 67 in a 55 should I fight it?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Oct 30, 2017
Adam Joseph Childers' answer
I would if I was in your position. There are number of things that can happen, the prosecutor can reduce the charge or work something out. Does not hurt to fight the ticket.

Q: Can you get fines reset and jail time suspended for failure to pay and failure tp appear?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017
Richard Lane Hughes' answer
You need to have an attorney arrange for you to appear in each Court and surrender on the warrants. You may be able to set up a time pay if you are guilty of the underlying offense and plead guilty to them.

If you get stopped by police you may be detained with those warrants outstanding.

Q: I received a ticket in Arkansas misdomenor leaving scene of accident what are the penalties

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Sep 11, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Possible suspension--any leaving the scene case is worth getting a lawyer consultation from an attorney who handles violations in the court where it is headed.

Q: If i have a suspended license. Is it illegal for me to ride a 24 volt electric scooter?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Sep 3, 2017
Adam Joseph Childers' answer
There are certain laws and regs that I would need to look at in order to determine whether your electric Scooter would require a license, my gut says yes. But, I think your best opportunity to get rid of this ticket or to try to downgrade it to some other small non-moving violation would be contacting an attorney too get it done.

Q: 2011 chrd with DWI & mid 11 w/driving susp lic in order to get CDL back does the courts release once fines tickets r pd

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Aug 12, 2017
Adam Joseph Childers' answer
I'm don't understand what you mean by does your driving record show there are no citations. But driver control should be able to answer your questions about your record being released or getting your license back.

Q: § 27-51-104 - Careless and prohibited driving. can i be charged $265?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Aug 12, 2017
Adam Joseph Childers' answer
With fines and court costs you can be charged more than $265.00. It depends on the court and the judge as to what your fine will be for careless. Best bet is to negotiate it with the prosecutor if possible.

Q: Can I temporarily put my old non expired tags on my new vehicle legally without getting a ticket for suspicious tags

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Aug 2, 2017
Adam Joseph Childers' answer
If you do not have temporary tags from an authorized dealer then you will want to call the DFA and inquiry about getting a temporary tag. If you ride around with your old tags and an officer pulls you over they will immediately be able to determine that your tags go to another vehicle and will get you with fictitious tags.

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