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

I want to stop the pending license suspension from happening since it was truly an honest mistake!

Stewart Whaley
Stewart Whaley answered on Apr 15, 2018

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.

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Q: what's the penalty for a ticket for drug paraphernalia. ( an unused marijuana pipe
Stewart Whaley
Stewart Whaley answered on Apr 15, 2018

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: If someone has a fleeing on foot 2nd offense,expired tags no insurance and driving on suspended can he be violated with

A parole hold can he be violated even if the charges are misdemeanors and he already been given 15 flat days and a pay before release can he be violated once he already face his charges and fines

Stewart Whaley
Stewart Whaley answered on Apr 14, 2018

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/

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Arkansas on
Q: In the state of Arkansas what is the law underneath the constitutional rights of driving with a driver's license suspens
James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr answered on Apr 14, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: Is unsafe driving in AR Is this a misdemeanor? Will I lose my license? I have had a clean record before this.

I have never been in trouble with the law before. The officer told me to just pay my fine and see afterwards if i could get it of my record. He marked it as a traffic offense but not a criminal offense. I am worried because I don't want to lose my job, license or anything. Can someone please... Read more »

James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr answered on Mar 4, 2018

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Arkansas on
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

the motorist had a brand new crotch rocket motorcycle and estimated speed was over 2 times the posted speed limit as he shot around the sharp curve and hit me. it is all on video as well and with many witnesses. he had no insurance and my car is broken. what should i do?

James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr answered on Nov 22, 2017

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

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: I went to court for a traffic violation. I pleaded not guilty. The traffic violation date was reset for trial . After I

Pleaded not guilty. I was surprised when I was charged with failure to comply on another issue. I was taken to jail and given a new court date for the failure to comply. I bonded out . My question is , will I go to jail again when I go to this new court date for failure to comply ? After being put... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Nov 4, 2017

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.

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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?
Adam Joseph Childers
Adam Joseph Childers answered on Oct 30, 2017

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: Can you get fines reset and jail time suspended for failure to pay and failure tp appear?

I have 2 traffic violations in 2 cities with failure to appears stacked on them now. The reason i didnt pay was because i was termonated from my employer now I have multiple fta's in both city and arrest warrants. I just wanna restart!!

Richard Lane Hughes
Richard Lane Hughes answered on Oct 9, 2017

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: I'm in Arkansas an if I get pulled over for a broken tail light do I have to identify myself?
W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Sep 25, 2017

If you are the driver, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: I received a ticket in Arkansas misdomenor leaving scene of accident what are the penalties
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2017

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.

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

I have a suspended license, so i got a 24 volt electric scooter. I got stopped and got a driving on suspended license ticket. I dont think im required to have a license to ride it but the cop said, if my license is suspended, i cant ride it.

Adam Joseph Childers
Adam Joseph Childers answered on Sep 3, 2017

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
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

I received charges in the state of Ar. And I had to redo my CDL test, took drivers class, etc. Also does your driving record show if there r no citations, fines, and tickets paid?

Adam Joseph Childers
Adam Joseph Childers answered on Aug 12, 2017

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.

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Q: § 27-51-104 - Careless and prohibited driving. can i be charged $265?
Adam Joseph Childers
Adam Joseph Childers answered on Aug 12, 2017

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.

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

Rumor has it that I can for 30days as long as tags are in my name

Adam Joseph Childers
Adam Joseph Childers answered on Aug 2, 2017

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... Read more »

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Q: Is jail time mandatory for a reckless driving ticket in arkansas?

My fiance was in a hit and run accident, the other driver never stopped. Our car is totaled and the officer that arrived on the scene gave him a citation for reckless driving. He's never had more than a speeding ticket. Will he have to go to jail or is it likely that he'll just pay a... Read more »

Adam Joseph Childers
Adam Joseph Childers answered on Aug 1, 2017

Reckless driving carries a mandatory 5 day jail sentence. Without knowing specifics of your fiances case I cannot give you more answers as to why he was charged with reckless driving. Typically that charge can be negotiated down.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: After being bond out from a speeding over 15mph and first dwi charge arrests will the judge put me in jail again?
Adam Joseph Childers
Adam Joseph Childers answered on Jul 24, 2017

A first time DWI offense is going to carry possible jail time and substantial fines. There are number of factors to consider in this case such as possible plea agreements with the prosecution or taking the case to trial. Unlike a DWI 2nd Offense, which carries a mandatory 7 day jail sentence, a DWI... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: Do you have to have a rearview mirror in the center of your vehicle?
Steven Pate Harrelson
Steven Pate Harrelson answered on Mar 24, 2017

Yes. Ark. Code Ann. § 27-37-305(a) states that every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a rearview mirror.

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Q: My husband wants to buy me a golfcart to drive around town, is it legal to drive it in town?
Degen Clow
Degen Clow answered on Mar 18, 2017

No, unless you live in a private golfing community with special rules about golf carts on the private roads.

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Q: Can someone (over the age of 21) receive a citation in the State of Arkansas (specifically Sherwood, AR) for talking on

a cellphone while stopped at a traffic device? (There were no other citations written up except for not using a hands free device. Thank you for your response.

Degen Clow
Degen Clow answered on Mar 18, 2017

Yes, you can be cited for that infraction in Sherwood. However, getting a good attorney can help you beat the ticket or at least keep it off your record.

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