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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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16, Sep 2014 - Craighead, AR Sheriff reopens jail to misdemeanor offenders
Of the 241 felons at the Craighead County Jail last week, Sheriff Marty Boyd said 98 of them were waiting for room at the Arkansas Department of Correction.
16, Sep 2014 - Charlize Theron adoption judge dismissed
An Arkansas judge who leaked the news of Charlize Theron's baby adoption in 2012 has been ordered to leave the bench immediately.
16, Sep 2014 - Charlize Theron Adoption Judge Dismissed With Immediate Effect
An Arkansas judge who leaked the news of Charlize Theron 's baby adoption in 2012 has been ordered to leave the bench immediately.
16, Sep 2014 - Arkansas judge dismissed for disclosing details about Theron adoption
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - An Arkansas state judge who acknowledged posting on the Internet confidential information regarding an adoption by actress Charlize Theron was removed from office on Thursday by the Arkansas Supreme Court. Circuit Judge Michael Maggio of Conway, Arkansas, admitted using a pseudonym to disclose information on the adoption, which apparently occurred in ...
16, Sep 2014 - Missouri trial next for man convicted of 6 Illinois deaths
ST. LOUIS (AP) – A man already serving life sentences for each of six summertime 2008 killings in Illinois next will face trial in Missouri on charges he killed an Arkansas couple during the spree. But it may be some time before Nicholas Sheley appears in front of a jury in Jefferson County near St. […]
16, Sep 2014 - Phillips, AR Arkansas man sentenced to four years in prison
A Poinsett County man was sentenced to four years in prison after a judge revoked his probation on his previous drug conviction, according to documents filed in Poinsett County Circuit Court.
16, Sep 2014 - Judge in Arkansas fired for leaking details of adoption by actress Charlize Theron
Michael Maggio had admitted posting confidential information about the actress and adopted son Jackson on the Internet
16, Sep 2014 - Lawsuit: Info denied illegally
A circuit judge has asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to appoint a special judge in a case alleging the Ozark Mountain Regional Public Water Authority illegally denied documents and information to an attorney representing a city in a separate lawsuit.
16, Sep 2014 - Overseas trip helped Mickelson shake ‘rust’
Former University of Arkansas forward Hunter Mickelson, who hadn’t played in a real basketball game — with uniforms, fans and referees — since an SEC Tournament loss to Vanderbilt on March 14, 2013, enthusiastically returned to the court in August. By Gary Bedore
16, Sep 2014 - Judge dismissed for disclosing details about Charlize Theron adoption
An Arkansas state judge who acknowledged posting on the Internet confidential information regarding an adoption by actress Charlize Theron was removed from office on Thursday by the Arkansas Supreme Court.
16, Sep 2014 - Craighead, AR Man Found Guilty Of Raping, Marrying Daughter
The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a northeast Arkansas man was rightfully convicted of raping his own daughter, whom he later married.
15, Sep 2014 - AG’s office asks state Supreme Court to uphold ban on gay marriage
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court should reverse a circuit judge’s ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office argued Monday in a court filing.
15, Sep 2014 - Judge loses job over comments about Theron
The top court in Arkansas has ordered the immediate dismissal of a judge who leaked confidential details about an adoption involving Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, according to court documents.
15, Sep 2014 - Little Rock, AR Arkansas men file lawsuit over police encryption
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two brothers have filed a lawsuit accusing the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock of violating state law by blocking access to police communications. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/VC1emK ) Brandon and Jeremy Mullens filed suit in Pulaski County Circuit Court on Friday. ...
15, Sep 2014 - Little Rock, AR Justices won’t recuse in same-sex marriage case
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a motion calling for any of the justices who plan to seek re-election to recuse from hearing a case challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
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