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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can a felon be admitted to the bar in Arkansas?
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answered on Feb 6, 2024

In Arkansas, as in many other states, having a felony conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from being admitted to the bar and practicing law. The key consideration for admission to the bar for individuals with criminal records, including felonies, is whether the applicant can... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: Where could I call and find out all the property in my name threw out the whole country also to find out what bank accou

Accounts for closers and what vehicles are registered in my name and who uses me on there taxes or if I'm on theirs

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answered on Jan 30, 2024

To gather information about all the properties in your name throughout the country, you would need to conduct a comprehensive property search. This typically involves reaching out to county assessor's offices or tax authorities in each county where you suspect you may have property. You can... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: I had a vehicle stolen . It was recovered yesterday in a church parking lot in saline county, ar. I'm in Pulaski county.

Why do I have to pay 420 dollars for 1 day in impound when the officer told them it was recovered stolen vehicle.

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answered on Jan 10, 2024

In cases where a stolen vehicle is recovered and impounded, the impound fees are typically the responsibility of the vehicle owner. This policy might seem unfair, especially when you're already dealing with the stress of having your vehicle stolen, but it's a common practice.

The...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can a church allow smoking if they are a private residence
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answered on Jan 8, 2024

In Arkansas, the rules regarding smoking in private residences, including those used as places of worship, are generally less restrictive compared to public spaces. If a church is also a private residence, the decision to allow smoking typically falls under the discretion of the property owner or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Arkansas on
Q: I ran out of gas at 3:45 this afternoon on a dirt road and by 5:45 the cops had my vehicle towed. Can they do that

It was not blocking any roadway or it wasn't on private property it was on a dirt road

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answered on Oct 19, 2023

In Arkansas, whether or not a vehicle can be towed can depend on various factors, including local ordinances and state law. Generally, law enforcement has the authority to tow vehicles that are considered abandoned or pose a safety risk. If your vehicle was not blocking the roadway or on private... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: In Arkansas, if neither person in a boat has a life jacket on board, who is at fault, the boat owner or each person?
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answered on Aug 17, 2023

In Arkansas, as in many states, boating safety regulations typically require that there must be a sufficient number of U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets on board for each person on the boat. If neither person in a boat has a life jacket on board, it's likely that both the boat owner and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: I am interested in Arkansas laws related to insurance for starting a transportation service.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 10, 2023

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. An experienced insurance professional might also be able to provide guidance here on the insurance-related issues. There is considerable information to cover for the short format of this forum - commercial liability... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Arkansas on
Q: How do you remove a administrative board?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 18, 2024

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could depend on their rules, or internal procedures - administrative board covers many areas and settings. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: I was charged for dwi years ago walking back to a vehicle with a gas can of gas for a friend who was driving wasI becaI'
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answered on Nov 29, 2023

In Arkansas, as in many states, a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charge typically requires evidence that you were operating or in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence. If you were merely walking to a vehicle with a gas can, this alone does not typically constitute... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: Does a not for profit organization charge different taxes for drinks served to guests compared to members
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answered on Aug 8, 2023

In general, the tax treatment of drinks served by a not-for-profit organization can vary depending on the specific laws and regulations of the jurisdiction where the organization is located. Different states and localities may have different rules regarding taxation of sales to guests versus... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: How can you sell a car without a title in Arkansas
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 24, 2023

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on why the seller doesn't have a title - is it a minor matter of replacing a lost title, or more substantial issue of title legitimately being in someone else's name. A starting point... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: If i am in my privately owned vehicle while it is parked on a college campus am i legally allowed to smoke
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Mar 17, 2023

Yes as long as the college does not prohibit it on its campus.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: if a vehicle forces you off the road and damage your vehicle can an uninsured motorist claim be file?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 2, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could depend on Arkansas UM doctrine and your policy. Nationwide, states differ as to whether actual physical contact is necessary for a UM claim. Check with a local attorney as to state-specific requisites. Good... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: i marry a woman ive known for a while from ukraine. there a time limit she has to be married to me, dont want to be used
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Nov 1, 2021

This is an awkward question, perhaps unclear. However, getting married for the sole purpose of filing permanent resident status for someone is a Federal crime.

I suggest that you seek legal advice during a paid appointment with a competent immigration attorney before there are any other...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: what to do when the hearing officer makes false statements in the FINDING OF FACTS.

I have all the proof that he/she stated false facts. I also have the audio recording .

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 17, 2021

You make an appeal. You may think all facts are absolute. But often what we think are "facts" are either a combination of facts and the conclusions we draw from them--and conclusions are always subject to argument.

Even judges have been known to make errors as to what the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can an 18 year old conceal carry in the state of Arkansas without a CCL?

I have legally purchased a handgun so I would like to know if I can legally carry it.

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
answered on Mar 21, 2021

Yes, but there will be many places you are not allowed to carry. Mainly on government owned property. For a list of all the places you may not carry under state law, check here:

https://arkansaslawking.com/where-can-you-carry-a-gun-in-arkansas/

However, many of the places where it...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: On Felony probation n was told I'll be starting minimum supervision, I see my PO once/month now so how often is minimum

Hi I'm on felony probation in Arkansas but was told I'll be starting minimum supervision, I see my PO once/month now so how often is minimum? TIA

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on May 12, 2019

Why didnt you ask your probation officer?

Q: Can you file on criminal fines? Like misdemeanor Charges?

Yes sir my name is Todd Buie. Got a quick question??? I have $7,000 in old fines, $13,000 in student loans from 6 years ago, an about $9,000 in medical bills. All this stuff is from around 2012. I got into some trouble an had to do around 3 years in prison. I been out for a couple years, no trouble... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 22, 2019

You cannot discharge the old fines not can you discharge the student loans. The medical bills should be dischargeable.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Libel & Slander and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: Can a state employee sue a private citizen in Arkansas? Is there a statute that states this? Can you cite the statute?
Michael Darren O'Quinn
Michael Darren O'Quinn
answered on Aug 26, 2018

It depends. Clearly, a state employee can sue as an individual if a private person has harmed the employee. If the employee is not suing in an individual capacity, but rather for a wrong to the state, then they need state government authorization.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can the Arkansas sex offender board access a person as a level 4 without a judge's court order?

I was not accessed by Colorado state court as meeting the criteria to be considered a level 4 sex offender in 1992 or when I was parole in 2009. The Arkansas sex offender board accessed me as a level 4 without a judge's order. Is that legal and can I somehow get this changed. I've been... View More

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answered on Apr 14, 2018

SOCNA can assign a level without a Judge ever being involved. For judicial review: (1) appeal the decision to SOCNA, they review (and certainly will NOT decide they were wrong) and you remain a level 4. (2) now you can appeal to an ELECTED circuit court judge.

Getting a Level 4 (the max;...
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