The dangers of alcohol are drilled into our heads from childhood, especially the harmful effects it can have on the young mind and body. Transitioning from a child to a young adult can bring on a lot of emotional and physical changes. Experimenting and stepping outside of comfort zones is a regular part of development during this confusing time. We all remember being young and irresponsible, but possession of alcohol under the age of 21 is still illegal in the United States.
Many people use the terms “sealing” a record and “expunging” a record interchangeably. However, there is a subtle difference between sealing and expunging a record. While attorneys and other legal professionals will know what you mean when you say you’ve had an Arkansas Criminal Record go through expunging, the proper term to use in Arkansas is the sealing process. Continue reading
In Arkansas, Shoplifting is charged as Theft of Property. The punishment for shoplifting will depend on the value of the items stolen. The following shows fines, punishments, and the amount of money value stolen: Continue reading
There are several things you can do before you meet with your lawyer for the first time. You do not have to prepare extensively for your first meeting. See our advice below to get the most out of your appointment. Continue reading
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