November 2017 Archives

Violent crimes: Arkansas man charged with murder

A man police say fatally shot another man before attempting to shoot himself is being detained by officials. Arkansas police arrested the 34-year-old man after he allegedly attempted a murder-suicide in early November. As with most violent crimes, police are still investigating the particulars of this case, and according to the report, no court date has been announced. 

Understanding the federal laws against identity theft

In the wake of the Equifax breach earlier this year-which compromised the personal information of half of all Americans-identity theft has become a growing concern. "Identity theft" refers to the crime of fraudulently taking and using of someone's personal data for personal gain. Today we examine the federal legislation surrounding this crime:

Why witness testimony isn't trustworthy

Facing accusations of having committed a violent crime places your future in the balance. Arkansas prosecutors and detectives have told you the evidence is stacking up against you, and they have eyewitnesses who will testifying to seeing you at the scene of the crime. They may tell you that the confidence of the eyewitness means that your best bet is to accept a plea and the sentence that goes with it.

Understanding wire fraud

Earlier this year, a 28-year-old Little Rock resident was convicted of six counts of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay around $225,000 in restitution. In light of this case, it seems like a good time to examine this type of crime.

Violent crimes: 2 arrested in Arkansas

A man and a woman in Hot Springs have been placed under arrest as part of an ongoing homicide investigation, according to local sources. Arkansas authorities arrested the duo following the discovery of a deceased man police believe was the victim of foul play. As with most violent crimes, this case is under stringent investigation as of this report. 

In Arkansas, upskirting could land you in jail.

Ever since cell phones started being made with built-in cameras, the phenomenon known as "upskirting"-secretly taking a photograph or video up a woman's skirt-has become increasingly popular. In the era of seemingly unlimited connectivity, people can share photos instantaneously, without giving it a second thought.

A parole violation is your freedom on the line

You were probably overjoyed to learn that the Arkansas Parole Board had approved you for parole. The time you spent behind bars was likely not pleasant, and you really have no desire to go back. With some careful planning and good decisions, you may get your wish and spend the remainder of your sentence in the real world, perhaps rebuilding your life.

Tried and true evidence may be duping juries

No matter the circumstances surrounding your arrest, you may have felt your situation was dire after hearing the evidence against you. Perhaps you sat in the courtroom and listened as experts testified that the forensic evidence gathered from the scene pointed to you. They were confident in their analysis and told the jury that their conclusions were based on science.

How a 12-year-old could change the federal government's view on marijuana

The legalization of medical marijuana has been steadily spreading into state laws across the country. Currently 29 states-including Arkansas-have legalized the drug for medicinal purposes. However, the use of medical marijuana still remains illegal in the eyes of the federal government. In states where medical marijuana is legal, this restriction makes it complicated for distributors and users alike to act within the law.

Do Drug Recognition Experts put you at risk for false arrest?

The Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) program has been used in Arkansas for years. Under the program, police officers are trained to recognize certain signs and behaviors associated with impairment from drug use, and they can make arrests based on such assessments.

Facing charges of identity theft

From the earliest age, you learned who you are. You learned to write your name, and that name identified you to your teachers and friends. As you grew, your identity became attached to many important things – your children, your Arkansas home, your job. However, the many assets and accomplishments a person acquires through his or her identity are constantly vulnerable to identity theft.

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