John Wesley Hall Jr.’s Answers

John Wesley Hall Jr.

Little Rock Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 13
  1. I live in tennessee, my paid attorney did something that has made me lose all confidence in him. I need to know how to fire him

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    2. Jason Paul Kopec
    2 lawyer answers

    Every person with a retained lawyer has the power to fire that lawyer by telling the lawyer that. You have a constitutional right to "counsel of choice," and this guy is no longer your choice. The court, however, has ultimately authority over it to insure the efficient administration of justice. Since the case is so far from trial, the trial judge should grant the motion for current defense counsel to be relieved.

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  2. What is the penalty for a First Offense Second Degree Battery

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    2. Kathryn L. Hudson
    2 lawyer answers

    You call this guy your "best friend"? Probably probation, but you need to get a criminal defense lawyer and have a trial.

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  3. Relevance of legal methods to criminal cases

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    3. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4 lawyer answers

    The question is too vague to be answered. Add in the practice areas, and it gets puzzling: Legal malpractice? Negligence? Wills? Plea bargain? None deals with "legal methods."

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  4. Motion for default in Federal Court

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    2. John C Belcher
    2 lawyer answers

    File a motion to reconsider setting out the facts as you believe them to be. Responses to motions are due in 14 days under Local Rule 7.2(b).

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  5. Did his attorney do the right thing?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jason Wade Barnette
    2. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    The fact it was reduced from Agg Rob to Robbery is a big benefit. Why wouldn't he want to take the deal if he's guilty? Why is he taking legal advice from the inmates? In my experience, inmates think they know more law than lawyers, and most of the time all they know is rumor and supposition. What does his lawyer think?

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  6. Ok i got cout shoplifting for the first time and this is my first time get charge what is going to happen to me

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Allen Scholl
    2. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to have this case go through juvenile so you don't end up with a "conviction" on your record. There is an expungement provision in Arkansas law, but it would not be wise to use your one this soon if you were arrested for shoplifting at age 17. In North Little Rock District Court, it is common to ban you from the store that is the victim, and just showing up there would constitute a trespass.

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  7. How do you request that a person be released by is own recognizance. no prior record who do you write or call

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kathryn L. Hudson
    2. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    If the complaining witness has disappeared, the prosecutor's office may agree to reduce the bond to an OR. Don't count on the witness always staying gone. In addition, if the other person there knows her name and knows it happened, she could testify to the sex and the birth certificate would be admissible to show age. A disappeared witness here guarantees nothing. Also, in Arkansas, statutory "rape" of a child under 14 is a strict liability crime with a 25-40 (at 70% parole eligibility) or...

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  8. What will happen to me when i get arrested for a theft of less than $400?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    2. David Isaac Hammond
    2 lawyer answers

    Presumably you will get probation because this is a misdemeanor theft, less you have priors. Still, you need to have a lawyer to make sure you get the best possible outcome. If you can't afford one, the public defender will be available in the local District Court when you make your first appearance.

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  9. If I co-sign the $5,000 personal recognizance bond for my son to get out of jail, do I pay if he fails the required UAs or BAs?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Mary E. McCluskey
    3. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    4. Shaun C Kaufman
    4 lawyer answers

    You should challenge the UA condition as a violation of the Fourth Amendment. There's no reason for it when the case is non-drug related. If he fails the drug test his bond would be revoked, and he'd be jail, but the bond wouldn't be forfeited.

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  10. New evidence in case for man serving life sentence, How can I use it to get him out?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    2. Joshua Sachs
    3. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    How long ago did this happen? What was his defense at trial? Just the names are not much help, but it is a start. If two or more were involved in the robbery, how many were convicted? You need to find an experienced post-conviction lawyer to handle this, and it won't be cheap.

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