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Administrative Hearings and Appeals
Child Maltreatment Registry
In Arkansas, anyone can report someone to the Child Abuse Hotline. The report is confidential and is routed to the Arkansas State Police, Crimes Against Children’s Division for investigation. A single investigator (with no legal background) after interviewing all relevant parties, including the child if the child is old enough, determines if the report is “substantiated” or “unsubstantiated.” If claims against you are determined to be substantiated, then you have a right to a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge. Leigh Law is experienced in handling these hearings. We can also help you if you did not object to your placement on the Registry and wish to Petition to be removed from the Child Maltreatment Registry.
Sex Offender Registry
In Arkansas, levels 1, 2 and 3 sex offenders have the right to petition to be removed from the sex offender registry after fifteen years. You have the burden of proving that you are no longer a danger to society. Call Leigh Law to help you put a case together to have you removed from the registry!
Driver Control Hearings
There are many reasons to lose your driver’s license, usually it is the result of a traffic stop and being charged with DWI or DUI. If you need help defending your privilege to drive, call Leigh Law!
Professional Licensing Boards
All professional licensing boards have a mechanism to retract their professional licenses. Administrative Agencies are part of the Executive Branch of government, meaning that the decisions of agencies are very difficult to have overturned. It is critical that you take them seriously and put forth your best case because you only get one bite at the apple. The burden on appeal of an administrative law decision is high and difficult to meet.