Arkansas Shoplifting and Petty Theft Laws

Defining Theft Under Arkansas Law Theft occurs when a person knowingly (Ark. Code Ann. § 5-36-103.): takes another person’s property with the intent of depriving…
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Drug & Alcohol Possession – Legal Terms to Know

Criminal possession: The unlawful possession of certain prohibited articles, such as illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia, firearms, or stolen property. Constructive possession:  or dominion over…
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Battery & Domestic Battery Legal Terms

Battery: The nonconsensual touching of, or use of force against, the body of another with the intent to cause harmful or offensive contact. Domestic battering…
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Public Intoxication Legal Terms

Public intoxication:  A person commits the offense of public intoxication if he or she appears in a public place manifestly under the influence of alcohol…
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Expungement Legal Terms

Expungement and/or Sealing:  “sealing” means the procedure and effect as defined in the Comprehensive Criminal Record Sealing Act of 2013, § 16-90-1401 et seq. Effect…
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