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Getting Your Name Removed From the Arkansas Sex Offender Registry

Arkansas, like most other states, requires individuals to register as sex offenders if they were convicted of sex offenses or if they were acquitted of such charges on the ground of mental disease or defect. This requirement can last for decades or even for life, making it difficult to find housing, gain employment, pursue an Read More

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How the “Stand Your Ground Law” Can Be a Defense to Criminal Charges

Arkansas, like many states, recognizes that private citizens ought to have a right to defend themselves and others against threats of harm by assailants, rather than retreating and waiting for the police. When an altercation results in injury or death to the assailant, the “stand your ground law” may be raised as a defense to Read More

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Knowing the Limits of Arkansas’s New Concealed Handgun Carry Law

Arkansas law provides for issuing licenses to qualified individuals to carry concealed handguns. However, this license doesn’t give you unlimited rights to carry a concealed handgun wherever you like, and not understanding the limitations of those rights can land you in legal trouble. The Arkansas concealed carry law contains a long list of places where Read More

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Arkansas Makes the Top 10 List of Deadliest States for Drunk Driving

Despite having tough laws on the books against drunk driving, Arkansas is among the top 10 deadliest states for DWI, according to an auto insurance industry research study. In September 2021, BuyAutoInsurance.com reported, based on a three-year study, that the death rate in Arkansas for DWI-related accidents was 5.91 per 100,000 residents — the seventh Read More

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Parole Prohibited for Felons Convicted of Committing Violent Crimes While Possessing Guns

Arkansas has recently adopted a law prohibiting parole for people convicted of committing violent crimes while in possession of a gun. In view of the fact that Arkansas is one of the six states with the highest violent crime rates in the nation, the legislature included an emergency clause declaring that the new act is Read More

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Arkansas Violent Crimes Rise to Highest Level in Three Decades

Arkansas is suffering an unprecedented increase in commission of violent crimes. In 2020, they reached their highest level since the late 1980s, exceeding the national rate for the 16th straight year. Although various root causes have been suggested, the numbers show that Arkansas law enforcement is acting aggressively to prosecute such offenses. According to recently Read More

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Getting a Criminal Record Sealed in Arkansas

A criminal conviction on your record is public information that can follow you for the rest of your life. A criminal record can make it harder to find a job, obtain housing, secure credit or qualify for certain government benefits. Having your record sealed means it becomes confidential and is accessible by third parties only Read More

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Arkansas Theft by Deception Charges and How to Defend Against Them

Theft is the unlawful taking of another person’s property or services. A common form of this crime is theft by deception, which occurs when words or actions — rather than force — are used to persuade the victim into handing over money or assets or taking other actions. Despite the absence of force, theft by Read More

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Arkansas Legislature Considering an End to Cash Bail in Most Misdemeanor Cases

A bill under consideration in the Arkansas legislature could change how the state’s criminal courts handle bail in many cases. If the measure is enacted, individuals charged with most misdemeanor offenses could become eligible to remain free simply by promising they will appear on their scheduled hearing dates, without having to post a bond. This Read More

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Defending Against Domestic Battery or Assault Charges in Arkansas

Arkansas is within the top 15 states with the most domestic violence. Approximately 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men in Arkansas experience some form of physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner in their lifetimes. Domestic battery and assault are prosecuted zealously but the rights of the accused can sometimes Read More

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