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Little Rock Criminal Law Blog

Can I get parole?

When a court hands you a sentence, there is a chance you will not have to serve all of it. If you succeed in applying for parole, you may get out early. The problem is, Arkansas seems to prefer to keep people in prison. A recent report graded Arkansas parole...

What is the right to a fair trial? 

Quite often, legal terms such as “the right to a fair trial” and “innocent until proven guilty” are uttered without explanation as to what they mean. Such terms are not simply made up or used because they sound good, they are enshrined in the Constitutional of the...

Can I build a case for self-defense?

If you are facing murder or homicide charges here in Arkansas, it is a serious situation. You likely are running the outcome of various scenarios and not liking the results. You wonder if your defense strategy should include claims of self-defense. That’s a reasonable...

Why is intent the key to murder charges?

The terms homicide and murder are often used interchangeably as if they mean the same thing. But they do not. Murder is a very specific type of homicide. In general, homicide just means that someone lost their life due to the actions of someone else. That does not...

Can I be arrested for burglary if I break into my own home?

It has happened to pretty much everyone at some point: you get in a hurry, rush out of home and forget or lock your keys in the car. What happens next? For most people, calling the towing company or a locksmith makes perfect sense. But what if it is in the middle of...