John Wesley Hall Jr.’s Answers

John Wesley Hall Jr.

Little Rock Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 13
  1. Can i visit my husband?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes because the PuCo Jail has no way of knowing about the specifics of the no contact order. His visiting with you, however, could be a violation of the no contact order. Since he was arrested two weeks ago, I'm surprised he's still in jail and can't make bond.

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  2. What if the preparation dates and incident dates on the reports don't match can that case be dismissed due to inconsistency?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

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

    No. That's what a trial is for. What does your lawyer say?

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  3. How do you ask a criminal defense lawyer to withdraw counsel so a public defender can be appointed to you?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Cal Johnson Potter
    2. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3 lawyer answers

    Just call and say: "I can't pay you. I'm going with a public defender. Thanks for your help."

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  4. What is the standard sentence for 3rd degree assault first offense?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

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

    Third degree assault is the lowest level of assault, a class C misdemeanor. Be thankful that it did not end up as a domestic violence assault because of the collateral consequences. No contact orders are required in any assault case. Who called the cops? I never understand why the police were called to these things because somebody always goes to jail.

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  5. Can a male that is 17 years of age go to jail if he gets a 14 year old female pregnant?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2 lawyer answers

    He won't go to jail because this age differential doesn't seem to be a crime in Arkansas. He could, however, be forced to pay child support for 18 years. Even minors having sex have been ordered to pay child support.

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  6. Getting a criminal case dropped before arraignment

    Answered about 3 years ago.

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

    If this isn't just a "he said, she said" situation, the prosecutor's going to have to make the decision to drop the case. The court doesn't have the power to just dismiss a case at plea and arraignment. You'll need a lawyer for this.

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  7. Charged with a class a misd in Arkansas for theft of property. This is my first time ever being in trouble.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

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

    What is the value? Value determines whether it is a felony or misdemeanor except theft of guns and credit cards. In District Courts, they have no jurisdiction to make it a felony, only the prosecutor can do that by filing in Circuit Court. If your case is disposed of as a misdemeanor, double jeopardy prevents making it a felony. Also, you can get it expunged if convicted.

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  8. Can my sons charges be combined and sentences run concurrent ?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

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

    Whether sentences are concurrent or consecutive is first a matter of plea bargaining; what does the prosecutor want or need out of this case? And, it's all too fact dependent to generalize here as to what will happen. Suppose the prosecutor wants prison time. If the defendant gets 6 mo. x 9 or 4 1/2 years it doesn't matter. This offense is subject to boot camp where about 150 days would be served as long as the total is ten years or less. He has a lawyer; you just have to be patient.

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  9. Nursing Board access to sealed adult conviction in another state?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2 lawyer answers

    I likely depends on the law of the other state whether the Arkansas State Board of Nursing can get access to it, and it seems unlikely. There is no interstate compact or agreement for access to those records, and I confirmed that with a lawyer that does nursing licensing issues. If the other state's board of nursing knows about it, it would be disclosed that way, too, but that isn't in the question. Also to consider is a federal records check because a state sealed record likely would be in...

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  10. Can my friend be held repeadely for ninety days for extradition?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    2. Craig S Orent
    2 lawyer answers

    No, and he needs to get a lawyer to have the NJ officials withdraw their warrant.

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