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 (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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23, Aug 2014 - Gay couples oppose delaying Arkansas lawsuit
LITTLE ROCK — Lawyers for gay couples challenging Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriages said Wednesday they won't agree to delay a pair of lawsuits while the U.S. Supreme Court considers taking up the matter.
23, Aug 2014 - Gay couples oppose delaying lawsuit
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Lawyers for gay couples challenging Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriages said Wednesday they won't agree to delay a pair of lawsuits while the U.S. Supreme Court considers taking ...
23, Aug 2014 - Judge Banned From the Bench for Leaking Charlize Theron Adoption Details
An Arkansas judge, who leaked confidential details about Charlize's adoption of son Jackson, has agreed to a lifetime ban from his job as a judge.
23, Aug 2014 - Plaintiffs in state-court challenge to gay marriage ban argue against stay
LITTLE ROCK — A pending challenge to Utah’s ban on gay marriage does not justify putting a hold on a challenge to Arkansas’ ban, according to attorneys for same-sex couples who brought the challenge in Arkansas.
23, Aug 2014 - Arkansas Prison Inmate Found Hanged
The body of Steven E. Hill Jr., 24, an inmate at Varner SuperMax, was found in his cell at 2:50 a.m. on Monday by security staff delivering breakfast.
23, Aug 2014 - Arkansas Supreme Court: Another sign of fracturing
A lawyer friend calls attention to a bit of arcane legal business posted last week on the Arkansas Supreme Court website during the court's summer recess. The Supreme Court in one case adopted changes proposed by a task force and committee on the rules of civil procedure and it put two other rules out for comment. The rules pertain to such matters as allocation of fault in damage suits and non ...
23, Aug 2014 - Washington, AR AG candidate supports new prison, more funding for drug courts
LITTLE ROCK — Democratic candidate for attorney general Nate Steel said Tuesday he supports building a new prison in Arkansas but also wants funding for more drug courts to reduce prison overcrowding.
23, Aug 2014 - Mississippi, AR Convicted murderer urinates on City Hall
A man who spent 20 years in an Arizona prison after being convicted of the murder of two 13-year-old girls has been arrested in Arkansas on charges including indecent exposure. Randy Brazeal, 42, was released from prison in 2011 and his whereabouts had been unknown until his arrest Tuesday afternoon. Brazeal will serve 75 days in jail after pleading guilty to urinating on the Horseshoe Lake ...
23, Aug 2014 - Couples: Deny Stay in Arkansas Gay Marriage Case
Couples challenging Arkansas' gay marriage ban have asked the state Supreme Court to deny the state's request to delay proceedings in the lawsuit pending a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a similar case.
23, Aug 2014 - A.G.’s office seeks stay in federal challenge to same-sex marriage ban
LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office has asked a federal judge to put on hold a challenge to Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban until the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a similar case in Utah.
23, Aug 2014 - Judge who revealed Theron adoption details banned for life
An Arkansas judge who disclosed confidential details about an adoption involving actress Charlize Theron has agreed to a lifetime ban from the state bench.
22, Aug 2014 - Miller, AR Arkansas man gets 6 years for injuring toddler
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man has been sentenced to six years in prison for punching a 15-month-old girl and fracturing her skull. The Texarkana Gazette reports ( http://bit.ly/1p9cPVM ) a Miller County jury gave 30-year-old Brock Jernigan a maximum sentence Wednesday afternoon.
22, Aug 2014 - Benton, AR Inmate Is Captured After Escaping From Work-Release Program In Springdale
SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Authorities caught a prison inmate they said escaped from a work release program Friday night (Aug. 16) in Springdale. Clayton Shatswell, 30, walked away around 8:50 p.m. from the location he was working at for the Arkansas Department of Correction, according to the prison agency. He is serving a 10-year, 1-month sentence […]
22, Aug 2014 - Court ends part of desegregation lawsuit
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal judge Thursday ended a large part of an Arkansas desegregation case rooted in the Little Rock Central High School crisis of 1957 but a lawyer for black schoolchildren s...
22, Aug 2014 - Fayetteville, AR Hospitals, Medical Society At Odds Over New Legislation
The Arkansas Medical Society and the Arkansas Hospital Association don't see eye-to-eye on new legislation that deals with physician peer reviews. Last month, Baptist Health of Little Rock, Mercy Health System of Chesterfield, Missouri, which operates six hospitals in Arkansas, and Washington Regional Medical Center of Fayetteville filed a lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court challenging the ...
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