I got arrested for misdemeanor fleeing and a short time after that the arresting officer got fired for shooting a dog
If there are no other witnesses to the alleged fleeing then an attorney can object to another officer reading his report. I've seen them pull that stuff in district court before. Since it is not a court of record, there are sometimes odd outcomes. Should that happen, you are entitled to a fresh case appeal to circuit court. There is a filing fee. The officer can still testify, but if he is no longer employed by the State they often do not try to subpoena. An attorney could question them about their history with the department and cause for termination. While shooting a dog shows lack of judgment, it wouldn't be as detrimental as a cop getting fired for dishonesty.
We are expressly not creating an attorney client privilege. While I am a criminal defense attorney, I am just speaking in general about the law in Arkansas and not your specific situation. I am not providing advice, I am just assessing a situation. If you are facing charges then it is serious, and you need to schedule a consultation with myself or another criminal defense attorney.
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