Richard Lane Hughes

Richard Lane Hughes

Hughes Law Office
  • Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Family Law ...
  • Arkansas
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Biography

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
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency fees are available in many cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
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8th Circuit
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United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Hughes Law Office
Current
G. Ross Smith & Assoc.
Current
Crumpler, O'Connor & Wynne
Current
Education
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
J.D. (1982) | Law
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Professional Associations
Arkansas State Bar
Member
Current
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Arkansas Bar Association
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Henry Woods Inn of Courts
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Legal Answers
41 Questions Answered
Q. In Arkansas if you had a felony can you get a hunting license and it's been over 24 years
A: Obtaining a license may not be a problem but, you cannot own or control a firearm for any purpose if you have a felony conviction no matter how long ago you got the conviction. However, you can seek relief through the Governor's office by filing a clemency petition. In appropriate cases the Governor may pardon persons with felony convictions.
Q. Can a person be charged with theft of receiving and theft of property of the same item?
A: The two crimes that you mention require different elements (acts) or mens rea (state of mind) to commit that offense. I don't see how you could convicted of both crimes based upon identical facts. Perhaps, if an individual bought a car that he knew was stolen and then failed to pay for the car but deprived the bona fide owner of possession, he might have committed both crimes. It's very unlikely that an experienced prosecutor would charge an individual of both offenses based upon the same facts.
Q. How can I be charged with 5-65-123 and never was ordered to have one installed?
A: You may be accused of assisting or attempting to assist someone who has been issued a device restricting their operation of a motor vehicle. The cited statute prohibits that conduct.
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Contact & Map
Simmons Tower
425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 229
Little Rock, AR 72201
Telephone: (501) 376-1112