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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.

Defenses against voluntary manslaughter charges

Criminal accusations of voluntary manslaughter are very serious. Under Arkansas law, a conviction for a voluntary manslaughter indictment can be met with a wide variety of punishments, including a substantial amount of time in prison. It might behoove anyone facing charges of voluntary manslaughter to carefully consider the options available for their defense.

The general presumption will be that the defendant is innocent of any wrongdoing except that which was directly proven by the prosecution. They will make specific charges, and the defendant can refute them by denying their assertions or providing exculpatory evidence. Refusal to admit the crime at all places the entire burden of proof upon the state, and if there is even a reasonable doubt as to facts meant to prove the defendant's guilt, then a jury may find them innocent.

What to expect when charged for child pornography

When an Arkansas resident finds themselves faced with a charge for child pornography, they may be caught unaware of just how to handle the situation. It is suggested that when a question about the contents of a person's computer arises, it is best not to give any answers before speaking with a lawyer.

Examinations of computers can take anywhere from months to years, so even if an individual hasn't heard any updates for some time, the case is not necessarily over. A summons for federal court may still come, and a lawyer might be needed in order to solidify a defense or alibi. Sometimes, the U.S. Attorney may sent a target letter to an individual concerning the case, but these are generally only something to consider for those planning on pleading guilty.

Man faces charges following shooting in Arkansas

According to reports, a 21-year-old man faces charges for allegedly shooting a woman during the evening hours of Jan. 9. The incident took place in Benton at the intersection of Princeton and Tulane streets at approximately 9 p.m.

Police say that the woman was driving past a home in the neighborhood when the man exited a vehicle and shot her. The woman drove herself to Saline Memorial Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to her arm. She later told police that she and the man were acquaintances.

4 arrested in connection with Little Rock home invasion

Officers with the Little Rock Police Department arrested four people in connection to a home invasion that occurred on Jan. 4. Reportedly, the incident occurred around 6 p.m. when five individuals allegedly knocked on a homeowner's door and demanding entry while armed with a rifle.

Officers indicated two flat screen televisions, ammunition, an AK-47 assault rifle, a .32 revolver, Jordan tennis shoes and a PS4 were stolen in the home invasion robbery. The alleged victim reported that the five involved individuals had fled in a gray sedan.

4 in custody after raid at Arkansas hotel

Four individuals are facing drug-related charges in Arkansas after authorities claim that a Dec. 29 raid at a hotel resulted in the seizure of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine. According to authorities, a digital scale, a methamphetamine pipe, baggies and nearly 40 grams of methamphetamine were found in the hotel room.

The Four Judicial Drug Task Force had a search warrant to search the Fayetteville room, and they claim that when they entered the room, several people ran from the room next door. Authorities say they caught three of the individuals and that another was detained later. All four of the individuals are charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of meth with intent to deliver. One of the four is also facing two charges of possession of a controlled substance while another is facing several additional charges, sources indicate.

Arkansas man in custody for death of store manager

A 19-year-old man has been detained in connection with the Dec. 19 killing of a grocery store manager. The man faces charges of aggravated robbery and capital murder. The market manager was shot in the back in the store's parking lot that night as he was locking his door and preparing to make a bank deposit. A money bag containing about $13,000 in cash was reportedly stolen during the incident.

According to reports, there were shell casings at the scene, which were later identified as being from the defendant's pistol. Both state and county officials collaborated to gather information about the alleged shooter using an undercover officer to follow the man. He reportedly purchased electronic equipment at an area department store. A warrant was obtained on Dec. 21, and officials investigated the man's home, recovering a significant amount of cash.

Suspect in Arkansas store shooting taken into custody

According to authorities, Camden police have detained a 19-year-old man who allegedly shot a 63-year-old store employee on Dec. 19. The incident took place just before 5:30 p.m. outside of Mac's Fresh Market. The employee, a manager of the store for 30 years and who died from his wounds, was en route to make a nightly deposit when he was shot. Authorities say that the 19-year-old suspect took the $13,000 deposit and then fled the scene. It appeared that there was no resistance or struggle from the victim.

Police took the suspect into custody on December 21 following a traffic stop. He was then taken back to the police station, and investigators questioned him for 10 hours. While police have not released details about what led to the arrest, they did inform the public that they had received several tips from members of the community that led them to the suspect, who they believe was likely not acting alone.

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