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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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Q: I have a case over a FTA on reckless driving and 2 driving on suspended tickets.I just was picked up on a warrant

I was pulled over and had a warrant for reckless driving and driving on suspended i was just released today on bond.It was my first offense on FTA or ever going to jail but i do have a court date for missing community service on a driving on suspended license about a year ago.but that's in a... Read more »

Degen Clow
Degen Clow answered on Mar 18, 2017

A lawyer is money well spent, they may be able to help keep the infractions off of your record.

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Q: I am a cdl driver I was making a right turn and a cycle ran underneath my trailer. I got a lane ticket should I fight it
Degen Clow
Degen Clow answered on Mar 18, 2017

Yes, you should fight the ticket. You want to keep the ticket off your record so you do not get points on your CDL.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: Can I get a ticket 2 months later after an accident. I found out my insurance had lapsed at the time of accident

The other party is threatening to have his cop buddies write me a ticket since they found out my insurance was lapsed and take me to court to pay his fees. I thought I had insurance. It was all on private property in a parking lot and no one got a ticket. He was cutting through the parking spaces... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 8, 2017

If he was on a lane you'd use to exit the lot he had the right of way and 500 for a full release may not be a bad deal.

Driving without insurance can mean your license could be suspended to get insurance, get a release for the 500 would be my advice. You can check with a member of the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: What If the other person has an attorney and I decide to pay my ticket citation for failure to yield and not go to court
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 11, 2016

Not sure what you mean. If you mean will you be sued, looks like you might. If you don't have insurance worth at least getting a consult on the ticket from an attorney who handles tickets in the county where your ticket hearing would be.

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Q: If I get a traffic violation for fail to maintain control and the ticketing officer never shows up do it get threw out?

If I go to trail 5 times for the same case and the ticketing officer never shows up aren't they suppose to drop the case

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 18, 2015

Ask your attorney. If you do not have one, it is time to hire one.

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