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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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Arkansas Governor Approves Bill Purporting to Nullify Federal Gun Laws

A law approved by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson in April and set to take effect at the end of July is aimed at preventing state and local law enforcement officers from enforcing new and future federal gun laws that “infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms.” Under the new law, House Bill Read More

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Hot Springs Couple’s Sentencing Underscores Heavy Penalties for Drug Trafficking

The recent case of a Hot Springs husband and wife shows the severity of the mandatory minimum penalties that federal law imposes for drug trafficking — the manufacture, transportation or distribution of controlled substances. The case also shows that drug possession alone can amount to trafficking in certain circumstances. Law enforcement officers executing a search Read More

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Hate Crime Legislation is in Progress in Arkansas

Arkansas is one of only three states that do not have a hate crime law on the books, but that soon may change. On November 16, 2020, a group of legislators introduced a bipartisan bill that would increase prison sentences where crimes are proven to have a discriminatory motive. The move came three months after Read More

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DWI Court is an Alternative to Prosecution for Repeat Offenders

Driving while intoxicated is one of the most frequently ticketed offenses in Arkansas and it is vigorously prosecuted. Conviction of DWI can mean jail time, fines and license suspension. Repeat DWI offenders are subject to significantly stiffer penalties. Recognizing that many repeat DWI offenders have substance dependency issues such as alcohol, drugs or both, several Read More

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Probation Violations and How to Prevent Them

If you are about to be placed on probation, you need to realize that your life is about to change. You will have to conduct your life with the understanding that your probation officer holds a great deal of power over you and your future. While on probation, you are subject to conditions and restrictions Read More

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Determining Your Eligibility for Drug Court Treatment

Drug offenders are punished severely in the Arkansas criminal court system. However, recognizing that many defendants in drug cases suffer from underlying mental disorders or addictions, Arkansas has created drug courts, modeled on similar ones across the United States. A drug court program seeks to reduce the number of repeat drug offenders that appear in Read More

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Can You Go to Jail for Failing to Pay Rent?

Arkansas is the only state in the country that still has a criminal eviction statute. The law, passed in 1901, permits landlords to file criminal complaints against tenants who have not paid their rent. If you are even one day late with your rent, the landlord can serve a notice on you demanding you vacate Read More

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When Can You Be Charged with Assault and Battery?

“Assault and battery” is a term commonly used to describe a criminal physical attack. However, assault and battery are treated as two distinct crimes in Arkansas. An assault is an intentional act that puts the victim in fear of imminent physical harm. This must be more than a verbal threat; there must be a physical Read More

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    5.0/5.0

    This is one Honest , bad ass (pardon my french) attorney that wins most and/or all of his cases he defends. Very professional and polite. I rate him personally A+ 5 stars.

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    Ivory H.

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    This is one Honest , bad ass (pardon my french) attorney that wins most and/or all of his cases he defends. Very professional and polite. I rate him personally A+ 5 stars.

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    Ivory H.

  • lawyers
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    The James law firm filed their appearance the day I contacted them, very quick, affordable and dedicated.

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    Great service! He truly cares!

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    Alecia Castleberry

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    The James Law Firm showed me compassion, they were very interested in solving my issue with an outcome I would be happy with. Communication was excellent, they were on top of things and kept me updated on the progress. The Jame’s Law Firm did an ex...

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