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Drug charges for marijuana possession can be stiff

Getting a drug charge in Arkansas is pretty serious. Knowing your rights is important, especially if the drug is marijuana. While the laws are very divergent from one state to the next, Arkansas does not have a medical marijuana law in place, so if you are caught with this drug, there will be penalty. Of course, if you are caught with methamphetamines or heroin, the charges will be much steeper, but taking a look at the charges for marijuana can keep you from getting in trouble.

The court in Arkansas has a bit of leeway or discretion when it comes to incarcerating a person with marijuana on their person or on their property. For small amounts, you could be in prison for one year if you have less than four ounces and you haven't been arrested before this.

What is a sex crime in Arkansas and can I be charged?

When you read about sex crimes, your mind automatically thinks of the alleged accused person as being in the wrong. Many times, this is not true. Everyone gets their day in court and no one is guilty until proven innocent. It is the other way around.

Sex crimes generally involve illegal or coerced sexual conduct from one person to the other person involved. Arkansas has laws against sexual crimes and has a statute of limitations as to when a person who wants to bring charges can do so.

Charges of murder in first degree need background information

When you have been accused of a violent crime, you are likely confused and you need to know what that means. Being aware of what the statutes of the state of Arkansas says about this can help you get a clear understanding of what will happen. One of the crimes that is considered violent is murder in the first degree.

Someone who is charged with allegedly killing another person can act alone or be charged with a group of people. Another stipulation is that if the person or people committing a felony and accidentally kill someone -- or even attempting a felony and kill someone -- this is murder in the first degree.

What constitutes sexual crime in Arkansas?

In the state of Arkansas, the laws that govern sexual assault are very specific and they can vary from state to state. It involves any crime that the alleged offender subjects the alleged victim to any type of touching that is unwanted or offensive. Groping and assault or battery that includes rape is included in this definition.

Being accused of a sexual crime is absolutely life altering. Your job, your marriage, your social life are all impacted. Proving yourself becomes paramount to your well-being. Calling in a legal professional may be a good idea early on.

Drug charges in Arkansas need legal professional

Getting arrested on drug charges in Arkansas can carry some heavy penalties. The penalty for carrying marijuana is less than some states have. Although the laws vary from state to state, and some states even making it legal to use the drug, Arkansas has not yet mandated the use of any type of marijuana. Even if it is for medicinal purposes, it is against the law.

The legislature has given the court system some leeway when it comes to convicting a person of having marijuana on their person. If you have a relatively small amount, you can get up to one year of jail time. If you have 10 pounds, up to 25 pounds, there is a mandatory three years of incarceration and you can get up to 10 years based on several factors.

Man held on $250k bond in chid sexual abuse case

An accused man stood before a Hempstead County judge recently to face child sexual abuse charges. He was arrested and accused of sexual abuse against a 12-year-old boy.

The charges against the man include rape of a child under the age of 14; second degree sexual assault against a child under the age of 14; and the sexual grooming of a child. These charges are serious, and if the man is found guilty of some or all of them, he could face many years behind bars.

Drug charges for cocaine stiff in Arkansas

Drug charges in Arkansas can possibly lead to a fine and sometimes even jail time. Along with the federal government, state government prohibits the sale and possession of cocaine. The federal government generally goes after organized crime, trafficking and larger operations and leaves the smaller type of drug charges. There is a law that specifies the illegality of cocaine and methamphetamines in the state of Arkansas.

The penalties for possession and sale of these drugs are much stiffer than other types of drugs called Schedule I or II. For example, the penalty for possession of 12 grams of cocaine, if you are intending to distribute it, is a Class A felony, punishable with six to 30 years of jail time. Interestingly enough, having the same amount of heroin with the intent to deliver it is a Class B felony, punishable with five to 20 years in prison.

White collar crime in Arkansas needs a good attorney

Being accused of a crime, any crime, is disheartening and can be frightening. Being accused of white collar crime in Arkansas can be even more upsetting because this type of crime, in recent years, has come to the forefront of the news. Authorities are zeroing in on this type of crime and anyone involved is looking at prison time, making restitution and even an additional fine. Being represented by a knowledgeable attorney is of paramount importance early in the case.

The types of crimes normally associated with white collar crimes are bribery, money laundering, tax evasion, insurance fraud, wire or mail fraud, and Internet fraud. These are serious charges and, with modern technology being what it is, a trail left by your text messages, computer hard drive and email can be used against you. Can you begin to see that you need an attorney representing you who has experience in defending this type of crime?

Business owner pleads guilty to federal drug charge

A Clark County business owner entered a guilty plea in federal court on Feb. 11 to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. He will face up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced for the offense. Additionally, he faces the possibility of receiving up to a $1 million fine.

Originally charged with three drug offenses, the guilty plea came after a long case that began with an investigation in 2013. In that year, the Clark County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into the business owner as they believed he was a multiple-pound supplier of methamphetamine.

Gas station robbery results in arrest of 2 Arkansas men

Charges including first degree battery and aggravated assault have been filed against two young men, ages 19 and 20, alleged to have robbed a gas station on Jan. 24 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. A spokesman for the North Little Rock Police Department stated that the men were arrested because video footage from the gas station robbery showed the robbers leaving in a car associated with the men. The arrest took place in North Little Rock at the Eastgate Terrance Apartments.

According to the police report about the robbery of the gas station at 1400 Main Street, two men took an unknown amount of cash. As they left the building, one of them allegedly fired a pistol. A clerk in the store was wounded. The men charged with the robbery and shooting were taken to the Pulaski County jail. Bond was not immediately set for either of them.

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