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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Is your friend a criminal defense lawyer? He's wrong. Because you let your brother lives with you, they can search his residence at any time, whether he's home or not, under his probation conditions. Probation officers are not yet limited to only searching his room in your house. The only remedy for this is to have your brother live in a different dwelling so your privacy will be maintained. It's the only way. Essentially, you gave up your privacy to the PO by letting your brother live with you....