W. Whitfield Hyman

W. Whitfield Hyman

Defended over a thousand criminal cases.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Immigration Law...
  • Arkansas
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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
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken
Professional Experience
Law Clerk in Drug Court
Arkansas 4th Judicial District
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
J.D. / Law
University of Central Arkansas
B.A. / Economics
Professional Associations
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The Arkansas Bar Association
The American Bar Association
The NORML Legislative Council
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy
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Legal Answers
15 Questions Answered

Q. can i sue if my charges are null processed
A: Potentially. I'd have to know a lot more.
Q. Can a partime 2 law enforcement officer search and seize anything in a citizens vehicle?
A: Probably not if he was an auxiliary law enforcement officer that was not accompanied by another full time law enforcement officer or if he acted contrary to the directions of a full time law enforcement officer that was present.
Q. Average sentence for battery in 2nd degree
A: Nobody can answer that with any relevance to you except maybe a lawyer familiar with your prosecutor, judge, and facts of your case. Where I practice you could be facing anything from probation to 6 months in jail and prison depending on the facts, judge, and prosecutor you get.
Q. How to get a Terroristic Act that someone else admitting to doing at the trial, sealed from my record?
A: If it is a misdemeanor conviction you have at least 90 days of waiting after you file for the expungement (in this case, a seal) before it is granted, if it even would be with pending charges. If it is a felony then you might have other issues you will run into that will prevent you from sealing it. Hire a lawyer and have them figure it out.
Q. Can I get a concealed carry license in arkansas with misdemeanors on my record? Dwi 1st 03/13 and DB3 1st 01/16
A: If DB3 stands for domestic battery 3rd them you can't even legally own, possess, or touch a firearm in any state in the union until you get a pardon from the governor, which is not uncommon.
Q. HR&Ethics no action when reported boss. He's been reported previously and nothing done. EEOC case WM forced admin lv.
A: I suggest Steven Woods in Rogers, he practices employment law and will be able to help if you have a case.
Q. What is possession of a controlled substance 5644195iii?
A: Sounds like possession of a schedule iii drug which can be a misdemeanor but is often a felony based on the amount. Here are a list of schedule iii drugs: As to whether it is a felony or misdemeanor, check the weight (less than 2 grams is a misdemeanor).
Q. What Arkansas law cover the act of retail return fraud?
A: If I had to guess, theft by deception.
Q. Is it illegal for a minor in Arkansas to possess an empty wine bottle that is completely devoid of alcohol?
A: It is not against the law to have the bottle. If they still find you guilty you can possibly sue under the administrative procedures act if their decision to punish you was arbitrary and capricious. They might have entered your dorm room illegally in violation of the 4th Amendment even if they asked your permission to enter and you gave it. If so, they shouldn't be able to punish. Call me if you have any questions.
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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: (479) 221-3111