Courts in Arkansas
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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 ( 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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01, Nov 2014 - Arkansas Supreme Court: Proposal to gradually raise state's minimum wage can remain on ballot
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas' highest court ruled Monday that a proposal to gradually raise the state's minimum wage can remain on the November ballot.
01, Nov 2014 - Arkansas court: Minimum wage issue stays on ballot
Arkansas' highest court ruled Monday that a proposal to gradually raise the state's minimum wage can remain on the November ballot. The Arkansas Supreme Court denied a Little Rock businessman's effort ...
01, Nov 2014 - Arkansas court: Minimum wage can stay on ballot
Arkansas' highest court ruled Monday that a proposal to gradually raise the state's minimum wage can remain on the November ballot.
01, Nov 2014 - Craighead, AR ADC out of funds to reimburse county jails for state inmates
The Arkansas Department of Correction is running out of reimbursement money to pay county jails to house state inmates. There are currently 2400 state inmates backed up in the county jails.
31, Oct 2014 - Hempstead, AR Local prison plan offered
Three Southwest Arkansas counties, including Hempstead County, have submitted proposals based upon the eight-county Southwest Arkansas Development Alliance for construction of a 1,000 bed prison unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
31, Oct 2014 - Wife of Arkansas murder suspect faces murder charge in realtor's death
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - The wife of a man charged a month ago with the kidnapping and murder of a suburban Little Rock, Arkansas, realtor was ordered held without bond by a district judge on Friday, less than a day after her arrest in the case. Crystal Lowery, 41, pleaded not guilty to charges of capital murder and kidnapping in the death of Beverly Carter, whose body was ...
31, Oct 2014 - State Supreme Court remands alcohol question
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A sharply divided Arkansas Supreme Court has sent a proposal to legalize alcohol sales in Saline County back to circuit court to determine if there are enough valid signatures to put the question on the Nov. 4 ballot.
31, Oct 2014 - Russellville to host justices in compensation disputes
The Arkansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two related workers' compensation challenges Thursday at a school in Russellville.
31, Oct 2014 - Split Supreme Court opens door to vote on Saline County alcohol
The Arkansas Supreme Court, split 4-3, has reversed a lower court and ordered him to reconsider signatures he disallowed in blocking the counting of votes on a local option alcohol vote in Saline County. Judge Grisham Phillips will have to reconsider all petition signatures, including 720 that weren't counted. If valid signatures not originally included are counted, it would appear to open the ...
31, Oct 2014 - Lowell, AR Two lawsuits filed in Excursion Train crash
Two lawsuits were filed in civil court against the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad.
31, Oct 2014 - Carroll, AR Prison agency puts two on leave
The Arkansas Department of Correction placed two employees on administrative leave Wednesday while it investigates how a TV station was granted a prison interview with the man accused of killing a North Little Rock real estate agent.
31, Oct 2014 - Legislator Smith Sues Democratic Party, Beebe in Federal Complaint
Outgoing state representative Fred Smith filed a complaint in federal court against the state Democrat Party of Arkansas, governor Mike Beebe and others claiming he was coerced & threatened to resign in 2011.
31, Oct 2014 - Miller, AR 2 Arkansas Prison Workers Placed on Leave After Inmate's Television Interview
No disciplinary action has been taken against the employees after KARK's interview with murder suspect Arron Lewis.
31, Oct 2014 - Arkansas sex offender sentenced to federal prison for failing to register in Boulder
A sex offender from Arkansas has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison after moving to Boulder and failing to register his change of address, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
31, Oct 2014 - Jackson T. Stephens Jr. says judicial recall is on his agenda
Jackson T. "Steve" Stephens Jr., who lost a court fight to remove a minimum wage increase from the ballot, tells The Arkansas Project that he's thinking about putting some of his inherited wealth into a judicial recall measure in Arkansas. That would require a ballot initiative. I'm not sure if an initiated act would suffice or if a constitutional amendment would be required. Stephens threatened ...
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