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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: Sold my car for $4,500. The man wrote a check at my bank, transferred $ to my account. He took the car then stopped pymt

We made the transaction on camera with a bank teller who verified he had sufficient $ in his accountThe $ cleared into my account, then the next day it was returned to the buyer. I lost the $ and my car. Now they aren't answering the phone. What can I do?

James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr answered on May 9, 2020

File a complaint with the police department where this event occurred. Then take that complaint to the prosecutor. This is a crime even though stopping payment on a check is allowed. Failing to return the vehicle is theft.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: Can we be denied the autopsy report if my loved one died in custody of the state?
James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr answered on Jan 27, 2020

The information below is a general statement regarding autopsy reports. There are forms on the Arkansas State Crime Lab Website that may assist you in obtaining the report. Typically, once the autopsy report is released to Law Enforcement Officials the information is public and you can use the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: Is there an automatic year parole denial if the offender is on parole when caught with firearm??

I have a buddy who was going to serve a 90 day parole violation on January 9th and got caught with a gun... Will he automatically get a year denial when he goes up for parole or is it an option but not automatic??

Adam Joseph Childers
Adam Joseph Childers answered on Jan 14, 2020

A violation of parole does not mean that an individual will get an automatic year of incarceration. If your friend signed for 90 days on the parole violation then he will be released after the 90 days pending the outcome of the new charge and any bond they will have to make after the parole hold... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: Is OBSTRUCT GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS a felony or a misdemeanor in Arkansas
Degen Clow
Degen Clow answered on Jan 7, 2020

In Arkansas, Obstruction of Governmental Operations is a misdemeanor.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Arkansas on
Q: My ex-girlfriend is threatening to press criminal charges against me unless I continue to be with her. Is that blackmail
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 14, 2019

Yup. A person can threaten you with reporting a crime or starting a civil action to correct your behaviour - that's perfectly legal. But be my boyfriend or else ... that is blackmail. The real question is what are you going to do about it? Leave her and face criminal charges? What is worse?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: If you are out on bail does that mean you can't get an attorney appointed if you can't afford one?
Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers answered on Aug 1, 2019

Being on bond does not necessarily disqualify a person from having a lawyer appointed to represent him/her. The person may have become unable to hire a lawyer because he spent most or all of his money on the bond. Often the person on bond didn't pay for his own release, rather friends or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: Found the order to seal forms online yes, what is the difference in a order seal from and petition seal form?
Patrick R. Lee
Patrick R. Lee answered on Jul 25, 2019

You need both. One is a request for the Court to seal your charge that you file, and the other is the document you submit to the Court, which the judge signs and actually gets the record sealed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: Is a lawyer required for a order of seal record issue

The simple seal of a dismissed charged and a misdemeanor 5 years old?

Patrick R. Lee
Patrick R. Lee answered on Jul 25, 2019

I'm fairly certain there are forms for this somewhere online. Ark. Code Ann. 16-90-1401 and the statutes in that subsection will tell you everything you need to do to get a misdemeanor sealed.

You don't absolutely have to have a lawyer, but it would make the process easier for you.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: Can i get a felony took off my background
Patrick R. Lee
Patrick R. Lee answered on Jul 24, 2019

Certain felonies can be expunged if you've met certain requirements. You'll have to be more specific in order for a lawyer to answer your question.

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2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: I got charged with theft by receiving but I never laid hands on the property, how can I be charged with that?
James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr answered on Jul 5, 2019

Theft by receiving only requires that you be in possession of stolen property.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: Will i be convicted if im a felon who was holding a gun for someone that ended up being stolen
Degen Clow
Degen Clow answered on Apr 1, 2019

You can not possess a firearm if you are a felon, even if it is not yours and you are just holding it for someone.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: If I got charged with possession on someone else's drugs can I get out of it
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 29, 2018

Anything is possible.

It is like asking a doctor: I have an infection, can I be cured?

While both are possible, there are certain things a doctor needs to know.

A doctor has to examine the patient, read the results of blood. Urine, and other tests, review the patient's history, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: i got charged battery in the 2nd. is that a Crimial law or somthing else
Stewart Whaley
Stewart Whaley answered on May 14, 2018

It is a criminal charge. Class D felony punishment up to 6 years in prison and up to $10,000.

A Class D is the "lowest" felony classification (in order of bad-to-worst: D, C, B, A, Y).

Do not talk to anyone about what happened (friends, family) and don't post any...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: Can a police officer

Can a police officer have a no contact order with him when investigating a domestic violence report and can he arrest a person and make them sign the order before he incsrcerates. And have the judge signed the order before he books the defendant?

Richard Lane Hughes
Richard Lane Hughes answered on Apr 18, 2018

If I understand our statement of facts correctly, the answer is no.

There may be other grounds for an arrest but not for an order that did not exist at the time of the allegedly offending behavior.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Arkansas on
Q: Can a judge in Arkansas reside over 2 cases. One is a criminal and the other is a dhs case.

The judge terminated my parental rights and in my other case would not grant a direct verdict in my favor after the state failed to provide evidence.

Stewart Whaley
Stewart Whaley answered on Apr 16, 2018

Yes. Generally, a judge can preside over two cases, where one is criminal and the other DHS.

Some excerpts from a 2015 Arkansas Court of Appeals opinion, regarding a judge residing over a criminal and dependency-neglect case involving the same adult and child, show that the bar for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crime and Juvenile Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can a 17 year old with no prior criminal background be sent to prison?

House robbery

Stewart Whaley
Stewart Whaley answered on Apr 14, 2018

Yes, depending on the crime. Juveniles can no longer be sentenced to life without parole in Arkansas. They can still be sent to prison. Having no criminal background helps when negotiating a plea without prison time, if you go to trial and during sentencing, if convicted

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: My boyfriend was charged with gun and drugs individually than together how much time could he actually do

A child brought marijuana to school which lead to the cops being called wherw they found marjiuana and a gun not on him but has his prints his ex girlfriend at the time has the same charges except for the felon with possession is hust possession either way she went to court ..he didnt he missed... Read more »

James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr answered on Mar 19, 2018

This charge is a Class Y Felony. This is the highest felony in Arkansas. Up to %15,000 in fines and 10 to 40 or life in prison. Typically, though, and depending on the charges, an offer of 10 years will usually be made by the prosecutor. A good lawyer might win the case. If not, a lawyer can... 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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