Murder Sentencing Guidelines – Minimum to Maximum for Every State

Skip to State by State Overview of Murder Sentences The minimum and maxiumum sentence for murder varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific degree or classification of the murder charge. In the United States, for example, minimum sentences can differ significantly among states and even within different degrees of murder (e.g., first-degree, second-degree, and … Read more

Arkansas Hit and Run Laws

Arkansas general provisions 27-53-102 and 27-53-103, Arkansas hit and run law. State that you must stay at the scene and render reasonable assistance to the injured party whenever an accident occurs. What happens if you flee? Quick take: Fleeing from the scene of an accident is a felony in Arkansas. If the accident does not … Read more

Arkansas Sexting Laws

Arkansas Sexting Laws

QuickTake: The sharing of explicit materials amongst adults is permitted in Arkansas. Possessing or sharing explicit videos or images of a minor constitutes child porn. Juvenile offenders may be tried as adults. Convicted felony offenders must register in the state’s sex offender registry. Download Arkansas felony and misdemeanor chart. Arkansas sexting laws: Summary. In practice … Read more

Dog Bite Laws Arkansas

Dog bite laws as they apply to the state of Arkansas

Arkansas dog bite laws do not yet exist because the state does not have a state-wide dog bite statute.  However, there are laws that address vicious dog attacks involving dog owners who knowingly or negligently allows a dog to attack another person resulting in serious injury or death. What to remember: Some counties in Arkansas … Read more

Arkansas Whistleblower Laws

Whistleblowers in Arkansas at the state level

A summary of Arkansas Whistleblower Laws The state of Arkansas follows the employment-at-will doctrine. This means employees can be fired for any reason at all. However, exceptions to this rule apply when the employee believes the reason for the dismissal violates the state’s statutory protections or common law protections. Common law protections are unwritten and … Read more

Arkansas Child Support Laws

Child Support Laws as they apply to the state of Arkansas

Arkansas is one of the few states where alimony is or rather was calculated based solely on the income of the paying parent, however, as of March 2020, that all changed when a new child support law was approved. If you are a parent in the state, you must be wondering… do these new guidelines … Read more

Arkansas Car Seat Laws

A Summary of Child Car Seat Laws in Arkansas The Child Passenger Protection Act outlines guidelines for child protection in vehicles. Children younger than 24 months should sit in the back seat during travel. Forward-facing seats can only be used by children between the age of 4 to 7 and with a weight of 60-65 … Read more

Arkansas Lemon Law

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Arkansas Lemon Laws – A Summary Arkansas’ lemon laws state that if the buyer of a vehicle finds a major fault in it – which the manufacturers are unable to fix even after three-five valid attempts by the vehicle manufacturer to repair it – the manufacturer is liable to repurchase or replace the faulty vehicle. … Read more

Arkansas Statute of Limitations

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Statute of Limitations AR- Summary Arkansas statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of limitations … Read more

Arkansas Recording Laws

Recording laws in Arkansas

Arkansas Recording Law Summary: Is Arkansas a One Party Consent State? Ark. Code Ann. § 5-60-120 Arkansas recording law stipulates that it is a one party consent state.  In Arkansas it is a criminal offense to use any device to record communications whether it’s wire, oral or electronic without the consent of at least one person taking … Read more