Legal Information: Arkansas

Crimes

Updated: 
September 15, 2017

Crimes

Even if you do not qualify for an order of protection, the abuser may have committed a crime.  If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get an order or protection through the criminal court.  Remember that even if you do have a protection order, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.


If the abuser has mis-used technology in a way that you believe may be a crime, go to our Abuse Using Technology section to learn what types of behaviors are covered under criminal state laws.

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Arkansas?
If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Arkansas?

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Arkansas?


Here is a list of some possible crimes in Arkansas that the abuser may have committed.  You can click on the links to read the legal definition of each crime on our State Statutes page:


If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Arkansas?


The Arkansas Crime Victims Information Center has information on crime victims' rights and services.  


For information on crime victims' compensation in Arkansas, visit the Attorney General's Crime Victim Reparations website, or contact them by telephone at (501) 682-1020 or (800) 448-3014.


You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff's department, or district attorney's office.  See our AR Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff's department.


If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Battered Women Charged with Crimes page.


Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.


You may want to contact the Stalking Resource Center if you are being stalked or harassed.