Richard Lane Hughes

Richard Lane Hughes

Hughes Law Office
  • Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Family Law ...
  • Arkansas
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Reviewed by James Powell June 15, 2020
This lawyer will not contact you or keep you informed.
This lawyer won't do his job. He will set you up for failure. He left me in jail 3 months longer than neccessary. He costed me my job. He hasn't once told me a court date. You will go to prison with this lawyer. I want to see my daughter and he won't file the motion with the courts.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A

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
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency fees are available in many cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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8th Circuit
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United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Hughes Law Office
G. ROss Smith & Assoc.
Crumpler, O'Connor & Wynne
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
J.D. (1982) | Law
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Professional Associations
Arkansas State Bar
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Arkansas Bar Association
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Henry Woods Inn of Courts
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Legal Answers
22 Questions Answered
Q. Should I plead guilty or not guilty to insurance fraud? Class D felony first time offender can't afford a attorney
A: I don't know if I completely understand the facts of your case. However, that alone is a reason for you to have an attorney. That is, to help you communicate with the prosecutor as well as the court. Plead not guilty and advise the court that you cannot afford an attorney. You are entitled to legal representation and an attorney will be appointed to represent you if you are indigent. You will be required to answer a few simple questions so that the court can determine if you are truly indigent. You will not be questioned about the facts of your case-just your ability to hire an attorney.
Q. Can a prosecutor be a public defender in the state of Arkansas?
A: I believe that the short answer is yes. There may be several reasons that a lawyer should not act in both capacities. But, without additional facts, I see no clear ethical prohibition. Also, I am presuming that you are not asking about a situation in which a lawyer would wear both hats in the same court or be prosecuting a person that the lawyer once defended or otherwise represented.
Q. Are false names on incident reports, cover sheets and the statement by a witness provide any type of action for defense?
A: Complete accuracy on those documents is likely harmless. An intentional false report is another matter.
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Contact & Map
Simmons Tower
425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 229
Little Rock, AR 72201
Telephone: (501) 376-1112
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