Richard Lane Hughes

Richard Lane Hughes

Hughes Law Office
  • Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Family Law ...
  • Arkansas
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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.
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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
  • 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
37 Questions Answered
Q. I am on probation for 8 more months. If I absconded for 5 months, when caught, would I have to finish out the 8 months?
A: You might have to finish 8 months and more! You are subject to being sentenced to the maximum sentence that you could have received at the time you got the probationary sentence. You might also serve the remainder of your sentence in jail or prison rather than on probation.
Q. Is the state of Arkansas required to serve all outstanding warrants at the time of a suspects arraignment?
A: "No" is the easy answer. That is, not with the intent to ambush a citizen with a warrant to get an existing bail bond revoked. The problem is that there is no requirement that all existing warrants be served at a given time. Warrants can become stale or subject to attack for several reasons though. As a practical matter, your husband, through his attorney, needs to seek to reduce that bond and disclose to the court that there is a warrant that has not been served. If the court has jurisdiction, it may consider the outstanding warrant and set a reasonable bond that will cover both or several cases. You do not explain how you are aware of the warrant. My guess is that your husband may have been served and doesn't realize it. Sometimes when one is arrested and taken into custody the stress of the situation is such that events occur that an accused may not appreciate. He needs an attorney.
Q. How do I get a no contact order lifted ( I'm the victim)& am I subject to punishment if I contact the defendant??
A: You should contact the accused's lawyer. Court action is required to set aside the no contact order. Usually, a judge will recall or set aside the order if the alleged victim requests that action. Many judges require some statement in open court from the alleged victim requesting that the order be recalled. It is in the discretion of the court unless the accused successfully defends his/her case. Even then, it is good practice to specifically see that the order is dismissed.
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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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