In this blog I’ll be correcting and explaing some of the mistakes in a recent National Review article about the families that are turning themselves in at the border and claiming asylum.   https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/illegal-immigration-enforcement-separating-kids-at-border/   So, before I get too deep into this analysis, I want to be very clear.  There is a difference…
You must get the the court to sentence you under the “Misdemeanor Traffic Case Postponement” statute or change the charge to something that won’t increase your insurance or add points to your license. See: Ark. Code Ann. §5-4-321. That statute cannot be used in cases involving driving under the influence of alcohol or a drug.…
According to the Arkansas Constitution, the governor has the power to pardon all crimes except treason (unless the Senate agrees) and impeachment.  Will getting a pardon from the governor restore my gun rights? There are two types of pardons. The one that restores your gun rights. The one that doesn’t. If you want the one…
  This is an Arkansas expungement statute that only applies to crimes committed before the offender turned 18. Before you read this blog, you should read these two other blogs first IF you are looking to expunge a misdemeanor or a felony in Arkansas, because they are retroactive: The Arkansas Felony Comprehensive Criminal Record Sealing…
There are two groups of offenders who qualify for expungement under this Act: (1) those undergoing a current drug court program as the Court supervising such offenders can order expungement of the offenses to which the offender pleaded to in that particular court; and (2) those individuals, who in addition to the above, have other…
This statute is a unique expungement statute that only applies to drug related charges that allows you to get an expungement even if you go to a jury or bench trial and lose. This statute was in effect from 2005 to 2014. However, if you were sentenced under this statute you may still qualify for…
This statute has been repealed and essentially recodified by the Comprehensive Criminal Record Sealing Acts of 2013. There is no reason to try to ask for an expungement under this statute. Before you read this blog, you should read these two other blogs first IF you are looking to expunge a misdemeanor or a felony…
The Community Corrections and Punishment Act is one of many expungement statutes in Arkansas. To be eligible for a disposition under this Act, the person must have been sentenced under it at the time of your conviction. Only those who committed their crime after January 1st, 1994 will be eligible. Basically, if you committed a…
Your conviction may have been expunged under the Arkansas Youthful Offender Service Act if you were convicted between 1975 and 1994 and sentenced under Arkansas Code Annotated 16-93-1201. Before you read this blog, you should read these two other blogs first IF you are looking to expunge a misdemeanor or a felony in Arkansas: The…
The Clean Slate Expungement Provision can be found in Arkansas Code Annotated §16-93-314 as of 2011. Before that, it was basically the same statute enacted in 1975 found in §5-4-311. The 1975 statute was repealed and only the 2011 one remains in effect. However, if you plead under the old statute you can still apply…