Drew D. Ledbetter’s Answers

Drew D. Ledbetter

Fayetteville Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can a person ask for reconsideration of a sentence from a consecutive sentence to a concurrent sentence?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Drew D. Ledbetter
    2. Kathryn L. Hudson
    3. Debra Joan Cheatham Reece
    3 lawyer answers

    You have 30 days from the date of the plea to petition to withdraw the plea. Otherwise your plea cannot be withdrawn because the original court loses jurisdiction. Good luck.

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  2. I was wrote a citation for criminal trespass and theft of property there was not any no trespassing signs and i took one pallet

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Drew D. Ledbetter
    1 lawyer answer

    I would not expect to see any jail time given the facts you have listed here. I would expect a fine of a few hundred dollars and in a worst case scenario maybe some community service. Good luck.

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  3. If some one has not pressed charges but rang the police can they change there mind wen all i did was self defencens my self by

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Drew D. Ledbetter
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    3 lawyer answers

    No. Individuals don't press charges. The state of Arkansas presses charges. Typically, once the police are called it is out of the victim's hands to decide whether or not charges are filed. If the victim of a crime want's to stop the state from pursuing charges against someone he/she cares about he/she can let the prosecutor know that they do not want to cooperate with the prosecution, but ultimately it is the prosecutors decision whether or not to go forward. If you are the one charged...

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  4. What is legal when it comes to sexual relationships in arkansas?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Drew D. Ledbetter
    2. Frank Mascagni III
    2 lawyer answers

    The age of consent in Arkansas is 16 years old. There are exceptions for people in place of trust or authority over the child that can raise the age of consent, but generally speaking it is 16 years old.

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  5. Calculating Criminal History Points?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Drew D. Ledbetter
    1 lawyer answer

    Most likely he will receive 1 point for the 1 felony conviction. Consult the guidelines set out by the Arkansas Sentencing Commission if you are wanting to verify with 100% accuracy. Those guidelines are available online in PDF form. A Google search ought to get you where you need to be. Good Luck!

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  6. If i have a current, pending felony charge, am i still allowed to vote in the upcoming election?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kathryn L. Hudson
    2. Latosha A. Wilkes Crawford
    3. Drew D. Ledbetter
    3 lawyer answers

    YES! You have not been convicted. Go vote.

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  7. May I tape-record a public homeowners association meeting in Arkansas?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Drew D. Ledbetter
    1 lawyer answer

    In Arkansas all that is required is for one party (namely you) to know that a conversation is being recorded. You are under no duty to inform her. Record away!

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  8. Charged with 3rd misdemeanor shoplifting, Arkansas. ($32 amt) What are the min/max penalties?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Drew D. Ledbetter
    1 lawyer answer

    If they have charged it as a "C" Misd then your exposure is 30 days jail. If it is an "A" misd then your exposure is 1 year in jail. You should really consult a lawyer about how this may affect your child. Good luck.

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  9. Can a police officer tell your workplace to drug test you if they have suspicion of drug use?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Drew D. Ledbetter
    1 lawyer answer

    It is very unlikely that the police would contact your work. The have no authority to "tell" a private employer to drug test you. However, if you are questioned by the police about this in the future you should decline to talk to them and ask to speak with an attorney. Good luck.

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  10. Was a search warrant valid

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Drew D. Ledbetter
    2. Adam Marshall Hames
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    Maybe, or maybe not. Probable cause is a complicated issue. You need to hire a lawyer to challenge the search warrant at a suppression hearing. Whether or not probable cause existed to issue a warrant is not a question that can easily be answered over the internet.

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