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
Current
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The American Bar Association
Member
Current
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The NORML Legislative Council
Member
Current
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The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy
Member
- Current
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Legal Answers
64 Questions Answered

Q. My question is can a guilty plea be overturned because the person felt that he was forced to take a guilty plea
A: Yes it is possible. It is best if you learned about this stuff after the plea, call attorney Michael Kaiser in Little Rock he does this kind of work.
Q. Is Arkansas a constitutional carry state?
A: Under state law you can carry concealed with or without a license in all but government owned places. For all the caveats, see this blog: http://www.arkansaslawking.com/where-can-you-carry-a-gun-in-arkansas/ But there have been two court cases since this blog and the Attorney General has changed her position to agree with me now. (Pettry v State and Taff v State).
Q. Does state of Arkansas follow federal law concerning felon in possession of pre-1899/antique muzzleloading firearms.
A: You can't possess those in Arkansas as a felon, but air rifles are probably legal. You can get a pardon from the governor if the conviction was in Arkansas.
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Contact & Map
Fayetteville Location
103 North College Ave
Suite 7
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Telephone: (479) 782-1125
Cell: (901) 413-2625
Fax: (479) 316-2252
Main Office
300 N 6th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Telephone: (479) 782-1125
Cell: (901) 413-2625
Fax: (479) 316-2252