Arkansas Open Container Laws

Can I have an open container of alcohol in my vehicle while driving in Arkansas? Up until 2017, the answer was yes. But the recently passed HB 1001 changes that. Now, it is illegal for passengers to have an open alcoholic beverage while on a highway or other public road. It is legal to have…

Criminal Law | DWI | Traffic   •    Nov 27 2018

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When can police stop my car?

This is a question we are asked all the time.  When can the police stop my car? The answer is: when the police have reasonable suspicion they may stop your vehicle. What is Reasonable Suspicion? Under Terry v. Ohio, an officer may only stop a vehicle if that officer has “reasonable suspicion” that the driver…

Criminal Law | Traffic   •    Sep 11 2018

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How much does a criminal lawyer cost?

How much does a criminal lawyer cost in Arkansas? Of all the questions lawyers are asked, the only question we get every time is “how much does a lawyer cost?” Traditionally, lawyers do not have flat-rate, across the board pricing, and many things will dictate the final price of a case.  While this is fine…

What is a DRE Officer?

A DRE is a Drug Recognition Evaluation trained law enforcement officer. This officer has been through specific training to detect signs of intoxication for DWI Drug offenses. The DRE officer follows a DRE manual which defines a drug as follows: “any substance, which, when taken into the human body, can impair the ability of the…

Criminal Law | Drugs | DWI | Traffic   •    Jun 5 2018

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What does it mean to get your criminal record “sealed?”

Having your criminal record “sealed” (or “expunged”) is the process of having your criminal record made confidential.  If your record is sealed, the documents will be hidden from public view, but will not actually be destroyed, unless the convictions occurred while you were a minor. However, once you get a conviction sealed, you can legally…

Charged with a DUI? Here’s how a Lawyer Can Help.

It’s a mistake you probably hope to never make: driving after you’ve had one too many drinks, and getting pulled over by the police. A moment of indiscretion is sometimes all it takes to get caught driving under the influence, but if you should ever find yourself charged with DUI, its best to get yourself…

Criminal Law | DWI | Traffic   •    Mar 1 2018

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DWI Arrest | How to Continue to Drive Afterwards

Criminal Law | DWI | Traffic   •    Jan 26 2018

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3 Reasons to Hire a Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Criminal Law | Traffic   •    Jan 17 2017

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Arkansas Speeding Tickets for CDL Drivers

Criminal Law | Traffic   •    Dec 16 2016

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Do I Have to Take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests?

Criminal Law | DWI | Traffic   •    Mar 15 2016

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