When it comes to college it is a new territory for any young person. Leaving home and starting over in a different city with people from all over the country. With college comes new situations that could put someone in a tricky decision. The topic of battery can happen as easy as freshman year even if someone may not think it is possible. Continue reading
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.
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
Sometimes it happens when you least expect it, going out with friends or trying to be tough and you get into a fight. Once the police get involved, it is hard for charges not be placed. After it is all said and done you find yourself with assault charges and a lot of scary things coming your way. Once this happens, the best thing to do is find an expert criminal attorney.
Here is a list of the most common mistakes individuals make when they have assault charges. 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