W. Whitfield Hyman

W. Whitfield Hyman

Defended over a thousand criminal cases.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Immigration Law...
  • Arkansas
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Summary

Whitfield has defended over a thousand criminal cases and has about several trials a month. While in law school in Fayetteville, Whitfield was President of the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies and founder of the Criminal Law Society and a member of the International Law Society, the Christian Legal Society, and the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. Whitfield also obtained prestigious externships, working for the Honorable Judge Chadd Mason in the Circuit Court of Washington and Madison Counties and Congressman Steve Womack in Arkansas’ 3rd Congressional District. Whitfield grew up in Marion, Arkansas and made his way to NWA after attending undergraduate at the University of Central Arkansas where he majored in International Trade Economics with a double minor in German and International Studies. While at UCA Whitfield accepted scholarships which allowed him to study abroad in Germany and Canada, he also worked as an intern for the Department of State at the United States Embassy to Greece in Athens.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Immigration Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken
Professional Experience
Law Clerk in Drug Court
Arkansas 4th Judicial District
Education
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
J.D. | Law
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University of Central Arkansas
B.A. | Economics
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Professional Associations
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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The Arkansas Bar Association
Member
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The American Bar Association
Member
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The NORML Legislative Council
Member
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The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy
Member
- Current
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Legal Answers
54 Questions Answered

Q. I have criminal mischief , battery 3 rd degree and disorderly conduct . I am a lpn will I loose my nursing liscense
A: That's unclear. You should try to fight the charges. You might be able to get the charges reduced even if you are guilty of everything.
Q. I was charged with a felony by my girlfriends son who told me before that I better watch my back. is that a conflict of
A: Your girlfriend's son does not have the power to charge you with a felony and he did not do so. The police and the prosecutor are the only ones with that power. Your gf's son complained to them, and they charged you. If it is a conflict of interest, I'm sure the judge and jury would love to hear about it at your trial. The charges will not be dropped beforehand unless the prosecutor wants them to be dropped.
Q. My friend lives with someone . Borrows his car daily , even has the spare key
A: If they were given permission then it would not be a crime. If permission was revoked and communicated to the person borrowing the car that is an unauthorized use charge or a theft of property charge based on the circumstances.
Q. If visiting someone else's home and not answering the door for police obstruction of government operation?
A: Sounds like you're should fight this and sue the officers later.
Q. If I am on driving probation with a careless or prohibited driving go against that.
A: Yes, an attorney may be able to still help you keep both off your record though.
Q. Would it be possible to get a ban reversed on an interactive website for infringing on my 1st Amendment rights?
A: Private entities can't violate your rights to free speech. Exceptions would include things like the government is using a Facebook page and then blocks you from that Facebook page. Unless you're more specific, what you have described does not sound like a free speech violation.
Q. My ex friend stole my winning lottery ticket can I still claim my winnings ?
A: Yes but you will have to sue them for it, which you should do before they spend it all.
Q. My dad was charged with open container in Jonesboro, Arkansas
A: I just pulled the statute, if the container was truly empty then your dad might have a case for suing the police officer over this false charge.
Q. I pled guilty on a felony in 2008
A: Yes but you will have to apply for a pardon from the governor unless you were sentenced under a specific act that will allow the judge to restore your rights.
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Contact & Map
Fayetteville Location
103 North College Ave
Suite 7
Fayetteville, AR 72701
USA
Telephone: (479) 782-1125
Cell: (901) 413-2625
Fax: (479) 316-2252
Main Office
300 N 6th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
USA
Telephone: (479) 782-1125
Cell: (901) 413-2625
Fax: (479) 316-2252