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Each of Arkansas's 75 counties has at least one circuit court. Arkansas's circuit courts hear criminal, civil, domestic violence, juvenile, and probate matters. Arkansas's district courts hear smaller-value civil cases and criminal misdemeanors. There are also two branches of the Arkansas appellate court system the Court of Appeals, and the Arkansas Supreme Court. Some Arkansas cities also have municipal (city) courts which mainly handle violations of city ordinances.
If you're looking for Arkansas public court records, the state's CourtConnect service will provide you with basic case information and a list of case activity based on a search of party name or case number. This online database includes a limited number of counties, but additional counties are being added. Although most Arkansas court records can't be viewed online, the majority are considered public record and are available for inspection and copying. As policies vary, contact the Arkansas clerk of courts office for your county if you're seeking court records in Arkansas. The Arkansas Judiciary's website (https://courts.arkansas.gov/) also provides several helpful links where you can search for a wide variety of information including Supreme Court opinions and current Supreme Court cases, court rules, criminal justice agency contact information, and Arkansas laws.
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25, Jul 2014 - Mississippi, AR Convicted Arkansas Killer Remains On The Loose
A convicted killer who walked away from a work assignment at a prison in Pine Bluff remains on the loose after six days. Arkansas Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson said Friday that 47-year-old Timothy Buffington is still at large.
25, Jul 2014 - Mississippi, AR Convicted killer remains on the loose
PINE BLUFF (AP) — A convicted killer who walked away from a work assignment at a prison in Pine Bluff remains on the loose after six days. Arkansas Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson ...
25, Jul 2014 - Former Supreme Court Justice Conley Byrd dies
Ernie Dumas reports the death Saturday of Conley Byrd, a former Arkansas Supreme Court justice who lived in Redfield. He retired in 1980 after 14 years on the court, where he was known for his prolific dissents and for writing opinions while standing to manage back pain. He was about 89. Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Sheridan is handling arrangements. [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
25, Jul 2014 - Mississippi, AR Possible Pine Bluff Prison Escapee in Mississippi
A Greenville news station has reported Buffington was possibly spotted in a 1990's model Buick LesSabre with an Arkansas license plate number 666 TRJ.
24, Jul 2014 - Ouachita, AR ‘Duke’ Cunningham To Live In Arkansas After Early Release From Post-Prison Monitoring
Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the disgraced ex-Rancho Santa Fe congressman, plans to live in a gated Arkansas community in the wake of his early release from post-prison monitoring, it was reported Wednesday.
24, Jul 2014 - Van Buren, AR Pleas - July 2, 2014
• Michael Wayne Morris, 49, of Poteau pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender and was sentenced to four years in the Arkansas Department of Correction followed by a 10-year suspended prison sentence.
24, Jul 2014 - White, AR Search Continues For Missing Arkansas Inmate
Corrections officials say the search continues for a convicted killer who escaped an Arkansas prison more than three weeks ago
24, Jul 2014 - Sherwood, AR Squabble Over Pulaski Co. Jail Heats Up
The ongoing squabble over funding one of Arkansas's busiest jails came to a head again Tuesday night.
24, Jul 2014 - Booneville, AR Senator talks issues in Paris
U.S. Sen, John Boozman, R-Arkansas, came to Paris Monday morning to talk issues with Logan County Judge Gus Young and Paris Mayor Daniel Rogers. The two local officials voiced their feelings about local issues primarily. Boozman listened, took notes and spoke briefly.
24, Jul 2014 - Arkansas, AR El Dorado Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Chile Pornography
Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Shannon Ross Griffin, 45, of El Dorado, was sentenced today to 180 months in prison followed by supervised release for life for Receiving Images of Child Pornography.
24, Jul 2014 - Ashdown, AR Courthouse shut down by fleas reopens
ASHDOWN — A southwest Arkansas courthouse has reopened after it was closed for flea fumigation.
24, Jul 2014 - Arkansas, AR El Dorado, AR man sentenced to 15 years for child pornography
A South Arkansas man was sentenced to prison Wednesday for receiving child pornography.
24, Jul 2014 - Rogers, AR Barber Attorney Vaughn Knight's Case Remains in Limbo as Conner Eldridge Considers Next Move
Conner Eldridge, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, said last week that he's still deciding what to do with the case of K. Vaughn Knight, the attorney for former northwest Arkansas real estate developer Brandon Barber.
24, Jul 2014 - Toss records suit, UA asks
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it failed to comply with the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
24, Jul 2014 - White, AR Search continues for missing inmate
PINE BLUFF — Corrections officials say the search continues for a convicted killer who escaped an Arkansas prison more than three weeks ago.
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