Many people think assault and battery (also sometimes called battering) are the same things, but they are different charges. Generally, you can be charged with assault when you put someone in fear of immediate physical injury. To have charges of battery, you must injure another person or drug another person without their consent. Continue reading
University students often face additional issues aside from dealing with the criminal system when they get into trouble. Charges of possession, for example, can be confusing, but with our help, we will guide you through the process. Your University of Arkansas student may also hear from the Office of Student Standards and Conduct (“OSSC”) after an arrest. Having some knowledge about dealing with the OSSC disciplinary process can help you guide your University of Arkansas student. Continue reading
Possession of drug paraphernalia is a crime in Arkansas and is governed by Arkansas Code Annotated §5-64-443. The definition of “drug paraphernalia” often turns on the intent of the user and possessor. Continue reading
In Arkansas, possession is a tricky topic, but for more information check out this blog. Arkansas’s minor in possession statute is unique from the general rule. We are here to help you better understand the nitty-gritty of possession and the consequences. Continue reading
Arkansas has some of the best hunting in the south with the stunning Northwest Arkansas Mountains and the duck hunting capital. However, you cannot get many animals this hunting season without a gun. Let Morton Law handle your expungement and restore your hunting season.
Expungement is a process where the legal record of an arrest or criminal conviction becomes confidential. In Arkansas, when a person meets the requirements to have a record expunged, his or her record becomes confidential. For more information on other topics of expungement, check out our other blogs. Continue reading
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important your student is to you and your family. You have invested time, money, and energy into their education and their future. We know how difficult it is towatch your child endure a criminal law case and we want you to know that we’re here to help. Here are three reasons why we are your go-to criminal defense lawyers for your student in Fayetteville, Arkansas at The University of Arkansas. Continue reading
Shoplifting: the act of taking or intention of taking an item in a place of business that person would not pay money in exchange for an item. In Arkansas shoplifting is charged with Theft of Property.
Punishment for Shoplifting
Most punishments will depend on the value of the item stolen. However, most punishments range from a misdemeanor to felony charges. The following shows fines, punishments, and the amount of money value stolen: Continue reading
Expungement is a court-ordered process where the legal record of an arrest or criminal conviction is removed from the eyes of the law, but not destroyed. Arrest or conviction records are sealed and therefore treated as confidential material. In Arkansas, when a person meets the requirements to have a record expunged, his or her record becomes confidential, and the matter is treated as if the crime never happened. Continue reading
Someone commits the offense of public intoxication if they appear in a public place under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance causing the following;
- The person is likely to endanger himself or herself or another person or property; or
- The person unreasonably annoys a person in his or her vicinity
Arkansas courts have decided that admitting to drinking two beverages at a private location combined with an officer testimony was enough evidence. If the officer witnessed any of the; “smell of alcohol; watery eyes, blurry, and glassy; and behavior” there is sufficient evidence to support a charge of public intoxication. Continue reading
The Arkansas Assault Laws in Washington County with the help of Morton Law Firm. Assault offenses in Arkansas range from a misdemeanor to a felony whether it is in the first, second, and third degree or an aggravated assault.
To have the charges of assault one must either threaten with words behaviors or inflict minor harm. The victim of the assault must have feared being injured by the actions or threats. Continue reading