Terminating The Need To Register In Arkansas As A Sex Offender

Arkansas law allows for convicted sex offenders to terminate their obligation to register. This topic is currently receiving attention in our state as the waiting requirement to request termination has now passed for certain persons. If you have been convicted of a sex offense in Arkansas, and you meet the requirements discussed below, then contact Accessible Legal Services at 501-620-4242 to begin the process of terminating your registration requirements.

Arkansas allows for those convicted of a sex offense to request that they no longer be required to register

Arkansas’ criminal code allows one to request an Order from the Court stating that they no longer be required to register as a sex offender. Arkansas Code 12-12-919 allows for one to apply for termination of the registration requirement if it has been fifteen years since they were released from prison or since they were first placed on probation. The first step of ending the obligation to register is to file an application with the Court. The Court will schedule a hearing at which the prosecutor may request that registration requirements continue. The State will be permitted to call witnesses and present evidence in support of any claim that one should remain required to register as a sex offender in Arkansas.

Terminating the requirement to register as a sex offender can have enormous benefits. Termination means that one no longer has to worry about their neighbors finding out through a database that they have been convicted of a sex offense. Terminating the obligation also reduces the risk that one will pick up a new charge for failing to register or updating basic information such a home address. Our lawyers are able to assist those eligible under Arkansas law to terminate the need to register as a sex offender.

Arkansas residents wishing to terminate their sex offender registration requirements should contact an attorney

If you wish to terminate Arkansas’ requirement that you register as a sex offender then you should contact an attorney immediately. The process of terminating the registration requirement involves several steps in the legal process and making a mistake can result in your application being denied. Properly applying for termination of the requirement means that the correct paperwork must be properly filed with the court. It also requires that a proper notice of the hearing be timely given to the prosecutor. Also, should the prosecutor dispute the termination then having a qualified attorney to argue on your behalf can possibly make the difference between your application being granted or denied.

It is not advisable that you go through the process alone. Call our office today at 501-620-4242 with help through this process.

Why Should You Create a Will?

Drafting a will isn’t something that people look forward to doing – after all, planning for your own mortality isn’t anyone’s idea of recreation. The reality, though, is that having your affairs in order can make life much lighter. Putting your basics down on paper can be a huge help to your family.

The process of creating a will should not be that complicated, but I recommend that people have a professional adviser assist them with doing their will.  For most people, preparing a will and putting their estate plan together usually involves a visit to a lawyer.

 

What people have to recognize is that a will is a very important document, but a will is just one part of the planning process. What you’re really trying to do is to get your affairs in order, but you have to look at your total plan. You have to look at what your assets are, and what they’re likely to be in the future. You have to look at what your family situation is. Everybody’s situation is unique, but you’re trying to get your affairs in order so that when you pass away, everything will be looked after with a minimum of fuss. For most people, a will is the largest part of that plan.

But there are a lot of common things that people place in their will. They have properties in joint tenancy with their spouse and it will pass automatically to that person. They’ll have life insurance that’ll go automatically to a named beneficiary. There’s a lot of other things that you want to d,o and the process of putting your will together is usually the time that you want to review all of those things, to make sure you’re not leaving your life insurance to your ex-spouse, things like that.

One of the main things to do in a will is appoint an executor who then has legal authority from the moment of death to look after your estate.  One of the first things that an executor is instructed to do – gather up the estate assets, but also to pay all the debts, the funeral, testamentary expenses.

 

I’m always a fan of people having a professional adviser to assist them and the reason for that is that the process usually involves a complete review of your own situation, discussion of the law and how it applies to your situation and then what it is you want to do and putting it into effect. It’s actually a fairly complex area of the law and I’ve seen a lot of tragedies and huge bills later on…

With any additional questions about creating a will, contact us at Accessible Legal Services at 501-620-4242.

How To Expunge An Arrest Record

If you are like many people in Arkansas who have a RAP sheet, you have wondered how to expunge an arrest record.

 

Fortunately, many people who have arrest records are eligible to expunge them—it is just a matter of knowing what to do, which forms to file, and where to file the petition. For that reason, most people choose to work with an expungement attorney who understands the law and how it applies in different cases.

Expungement is not a simple process, and many people choose to have an attorney walk them through the process to ensure that they get the best possible outcome.

The first thing you need to expunge your arrests is obtain your complete criminal history. You can get a copy of your rap sheet (that stands for record of arrests and prosecutions) from the agency that arrested you, or you can obtain a copy from ACIC.

Once your lawyer has reviewed your record, she will determine whether you are eligible for expungement or criminal record sealing. If you are eligible, she’ll prepare and file all the documents necessary to clear your name.

What if the Court Won’t Let You Expunge Your Arrest Record?

The court does not have to grant your request to expunge or seal your criminal record. If the state’s attorney objects to your expungement or sealing, your lawyer will be able to argue your case in front of a judge.

What Else Can You Expunge (Besides an Arrest Record)?

In some cases, if you were found guilty of a crime and placed on court supervision, and you successfully completed the term of supervision (and maintained a clean criminal record since then), you could be eligible for expungement or sealing.

Do You Need to Talk to an Attorney About How to Expunge Your Arrest Record?

If you’re thinking about expunging your arrest record, we may be able to help you.

Call Accessible Legal Services at 501-620-4242 for a free case review today. We will look at your situation and start developing a strategy that gets you the best possible outcome.