Richard Lane Hughes

Richard Lane Hughes

Hughes Law Office
  • Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Family Law ...
  • Arkansas
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Litigation is our practice. If a case has the potential to go to a trial we want a chance to be engaged. If it is in our client's best interest to settle, we will do so, but only if it is the course chosen by the client.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Nursing Home Abuse
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency fees are available in many cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
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8th Circuit
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United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Hughes Law Office
Current
G. Ross Smith & Assoc.
Current
Crumpler, O'Connor & Wynne
Current
Education
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
J.D. (1982) | Law
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Professional Associations
Arkansas State Bar
Member
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Arkansas Bar Association
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Henry Woods Inn of Courts
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Websites & Blogs
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Hughes Law Office
Legal Answers
63 Questions Answered
Q. My husband is incarcerated in Baxter Co AR for a non payment of fines. He is not in good health and hasn’t been forwhil
A: You need to get an attorney immediately. This situation needs to be brought to the attention of the Judge who issued the warrant for your husband's arrest or any Judge siting in the jurisdiction.

Of course, he should have been before a judge already. An accused is denied Due Process when not taken before a Judge or Magistrate at the earliest possible time following his/her arrest. The general rule that has been codified in both Federal and State Statutes is 72 hours. Unfortunately, appellate courts have not fashioned a helpful remedy for the accused who lingers in the situation your huband is in. He may have a civil case against the law enforcement body that is holding him and almost certainly will have a viable case if he suffers a serious injury as a result of his detention in the circumstances you describe. That be as it may, the most important thing now is to get him some relief before he has that serious injury to his health. I'm guessing that the Judge in his case is unaware of what is going on. Get a lawyer who can help you. That failing, i suggest that you make the Judge's secretary or case coordinator aware of the situation. ... Read More
Q. Does S.I.S give police the right to search without permission?
A: A suspended imposition of sentence (SIS) judgment does not, by itself, affect your 4th Amendment and Arkansas Constitutional Rights. However, this judgment of conviction is often accompanied by a waiver of rights by the defendant that may be made a condition of the SIS sentence. The same is true of probationary sentences and parole. Your lawyer may verify whether you have entered into a waiver agreement in connection with your sentence.
Q. I was passenger of vehicle that got pulled over in Crawford Arkansas owner and driver sign affidavit that I had no know
A: If you were charged with possession it is based upon the legal notion of joint possession. Often prosecutors will charge a passenger or cotenant with knowingly possessing contraband when they are in a reasonable proximity to the substance even if it belongs to another person. The truth is that people often share or jointly own drugs. If this is a Federal arrest it might be charged as a conspiracy to possess. Your driver's admission that the drugs belong to him/her is helpful but is not enough, alone, to protect you from prosecution. You need a qualified attorney. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, the court will appoint one to represent you.
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Contact & Map
Hughes Law Office
11610 Pleasant Ridge Rd. Ste 103-179
Little Rock, AR 72223
Telephone: (501) 376-1112
Monday: 8 PM - 4 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 4 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed