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A No Contact Order is a pre-trial order issued by a court when a charge of Harassment, Harassing Communications, or Terroristic Threatening is filed in court by a prosecutor. These Orders remain in effect until the trial date of the Defendant. Depending on the outcome of the trial, the Order may either be extended as part of a guilty judgment against the Defendant or set aside by the Court.
A restraining order is different than an Order of Protection. Restraining orders are usually issued civil cases. A restraining order is issued by a court to protect someone from threats or physical abuse. Restraining orders are different from orders of protection because restraining orders can also include provisions for property, child support, spousal maintenance and child custody when these are issues during a divorce or separation. Violations of restraining orders are enforced by the issuing court rather than through criminal prosecution in District Court.
However, a violation of an Order of Protection is a Class A Misdemeanor in the State of Arkansas, and therefore, if an Order of Protection has been issued and served on a person who subsequently violates terms of the order, the police are allowed under Arkansas law to arrest that person if they have probable cause.
You may be charged with a DUI if you are under 21 and drive while you have a blood alcohol content of at .02 and less than .08. If you are under 21 and your blood alcohol is .08 or higher you will be charged with a DWI. DWI 1st through 3rd offenses are misdemeanors and DUI offenses are misdemeanors.
This office prosecutes all misdemeanor DWI’s: 1st offense through 3rd offense. If you receive a 4th DWI within 5 years the DWI is automatically a felony which will be prosecuted by the Pope County Prosecutor’s Office.
If the FTA warrant is served by our warrant officers you will be brought to the police department and taken to jail if the bond cannot be paid.