John Wesley Hall Jr.’s Answers

John Wesley Hall Jr.

Little Rock Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 13
  1. Do I need a criminal defense lawyer?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Kevin Samuel Santos Sr.
    3. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    4. Barry Franklin Poulson
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    5 lawyer answers

    You obviously need a lawyer. With a burglary and then drugs, you might be facing serious jail time.

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  2. I feel my brother's criminal attorney is not able to stop the DA for filing criminal charges for which they have no evidence.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2. Sean Anthony Brady
    3. Pante-a Nilchian
    4. Tai Christopher Bogan
    5. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Criminal defense lawyers cannot usually prevent charges from being pursued unless the DA is willing to listen, and usually they aren't. Conflicts between witnesses is why we have jury trials.

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  3. If George Zimmerman called you would you represent him?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Regan
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3. Jeffrey B. Lampert
    4. Lazaro Grael Blanco
    5. Joshua Sachs
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    7 lawyer answers

    It would cost him too much because it's going to be a circus. Maybe some benefactor will come to his aid....

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  4. Statute of limitation,federal laws

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    2. Robert David Richman
    3. Mark P. Maciolek
    3 lawyer answers

    18 U.S.C. § 3282 says five years, but some facts could make it the life of the child or ten years under 18 U.S.C. § 3283.

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  5. Can I sue the court or police department that completely mishandled my DWI case? All charges were eventually dismissed.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    3. Richard C. Southard
    4. Richard Brian Hein
    5. Benjamin J Lieberman
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Probably not. Your narrative doesn't support "completely mishandled." You pled guilty to it once, and that establishes probable cause. The system isn't perfect. Actors in the system screw up all the time, but that doesn't mean they can be sued.

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  6. Can I sue for false arrest and/or police misconduct?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Tai Christopher Bogan
    2. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    Regretfully, federal courts don't require police to fairly investigate all the facts before arresting. The question is "probable cause," and a lie from a witness is just that.

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  7. What would be the likely punishment for sending 5 x racist messages to a former employer

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3. Timothy Edward Kalamaros
    3 lawyer answers

    Harassing communications is a class A misdemeanor, up to a year in jail. Nobody can tell you the likely outcome if convicted. You should get a lawyer and ask the lawyer.

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  8. Is it a falsified report if the police investigator put the wrong town an incident occurred in on a supporting deposition?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    3. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    4. Richard C. Southard
    4 lawyer answers

    Don't worry about a "falsified report." Think about defending a coming criminal case and let his criminal defense lawyer handle it. People make both innocent mistakes and false police reports. You think he's being framed; the police may not. The truth maybe in between. Be prepared for the worst.

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  9. I have a friend who has not been sentence on a criminal case ...is there any information regarding sentencing he wants to know a

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3. Jack Carson Revvill
    4. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    From his lawyer

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  10. I have been issued a citation/ticket for a misdemeanor embezzlement. By law, aren't I supposed to be arraigned w/in 48hrs?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    2. John M. Kaman
    2 lawyer answers

    The 48 rule applies if you are in custody, and you aren't. Even if you were, it doesn't mandate dismissal of charges.

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