Filing a Motion To Suppress Statements in Arkansas Following Miranda Violations

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Felony Charges, Misdemeanors, Search & Seizure, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is the third post in our series on Miranda rights in Arkansas. Our last post discussed the application of Miranda to special Arkansas populations. Miranda rights arise from the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Article 2, section 8 of the Arkansas Constitution also includes the right against self-incrimination. If you have given statements to police that are damaging to your case then we may be able to challenge the...

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Series Recap – How Rodriguez v. U.S. impacts the rights of Arkansas residents

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Drug Cases, Search & Seizure | 0 comments

This post concludes our series on how the United States Supreme Court’s Rodriguez decision impacts the rights of Arkansas residents. We have looked at a number of issues over our last several articles. This post is meant to serve as a recap and will stress the need to contact an attorney if you have been arrested after a police encounter. We looked at several topics over our recent posts. Our posts looked at issues such as: A discussion of the...

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The Impact of Rodriguez v. U.S. On Search & Seizure Law In Arkansas

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Drug Cases, Search & Seizure | 0 comments

This is the next post in our discussion on the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Rodriguez v. U.S. Our last article looked at how Arkansas residents with prior drug convictions may gain relief under Rodriguez. This article will look at how the decision impacts other areas of search & seizure law in our state. We cannot stress enough that you should contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately if you have been arrested after a...

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Arkansas Residents With Previous Drug Convictions May Gain Relief Under Rodriguez

Posted by on May 24, 2015 in Drug Cases, Search & Seizure | 0 comments

This is the next post in our discussion on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Rodriguez v. United States. Our last article looked at when Arkansas residents must allow themselves to be searched by the police. This article will look at how those with prior drug convictions may be able to go back and challenge their case under Rodriguez. If you have previously been convicted of drug-related crimes in Arkansas, and your arrest involved a...

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Understanding Whether Arkansas Residents Must Consent To A Police Search

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Search & Seizure | 0 comments

This is the next post in our series on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Rodriguez decision. Our last article discussed how the Rodriguez case limits law enforcement’s abilities to use drug sniffing dogs during traffic stops. In this discussion we will dive into an explanation of when Arkansas residents need to allow themselves to be searched by the police and will look at how one can challenge illegally gained consent. If you have been charged...

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Understanding the Supreme Court’s Ruling In Rodriguez v. U.S.

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Search & Seizure | 0 comments

This is the second post in our series on the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Rodriguez v. U.S. Our last post served as a general overview of topics we will be discussing and also looked at why it is important for Arkansas residents to contact an attorney if they feel their rights have been violated. In this post we will look at the holding and explain its immediate consequences. The U.S. Supreme Court limited the use of drug sniffing...

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