The Staff Attorney acts as in-house counsel and provides legal guidance and support for elected city officials, city departments, and boards and commissions in conducting City business. The office represents the City before judicial and administrative agencies in civil litigation proceedings; and prosecutes all traffic and misdemeanor violations occurring within the limits of the city of Bentonville. Felony criminal matters in the City of Bentonville are handled by the Benton County Prosecutor's Office. For more information contact Camille Thompson.
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No. The Staff Attorney's office advises the City, which has the status of a municipal corporation. The Staff Attorney and Legal Department personnel are ethically prohibited from providing legal advice to individuals regarding private legal matters. These matters must be handled by attorneys retained by the individuals. You may search for attorneys who are members of the Arkansas Bar Association.
The Bentonville City Clerk maintains copies of the City Code and ordinances. The City Clerk's office is located at:3rd Floor of City Hall117 West CentralBentonville, AR 72712
She may be reached by phone at 479-271-3112. The City is working to make the Code and ordinances available online for viewing and downloading.
You can expect arraignment and a trial. For more information, visit our Ticket or Citation page.
No. You should follow the options provided on the ticket. Contact us at 479-271-5956 for more information.
No. Cases are not assigned to the City Prosecutor's Office until after your first appearance. You should appear at your first appearance, or arraignment hearing, before the City Prosecutor will speak with you. For more information, contact us at 479-271-5956.
Discovery will be available for your inspection and review at your first court appearance, termed an Arraignment Hearing. In addition, the City of Bentonville Prosecutor’s office maintains an open file policy.If you have an attorney, discovery will be provided to your attorney, free of charge, prior to Trial date. If you are not represented by an attorney and would like to request a copy of the discovery, please make a written request to the Bentonville City Prosecutor’s office at:117 W CentralBentonville, AR 72712
At the present time the District Judge will not allow any traffic violations to be taken under advisement.
Please contact the Legal Department at 479-271-5956 and give a description of the crime involved, including the location and approximate date of the incident. The Legal Department Staff will determine the status of your case for you.
You should contact the City's Case Coordinator at 479-271-5956 and she will work with you, the City Prosecutor and the Bentonville District Court to obtain restitution.
The prosecutor needs to know about the request, but whether or not the charges will be dropped is within the prosecutor's discretion. For more information, contact us at 479-271-5956.
Many people get confused because both offices are located in Bentonville. The City of Bentonville takes complaints and prosecutes misdemeanor cases that are committed within the Bentonville City Limits. For example: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Number 1 Number 2 or Number 3, Shoplifting under $500, Battery, traffic citations and City ordinance violations.
The Benton County Prosecutor's office takes complaints and prosecutes on felony level cases. For example homicide: DWI Number 4, hot checks, shoplifting over $500. The County Prosecutor's Office also handles misdemeanors which occur in Benton County (outside of a city). In addition, the county prosecutes juveniles and domestic violence cases. The Benton County Prosecutor's Office may be reached at 479-271-1030.
No. Bentonville District Court hears misdemeanor and traffic cases prosecuted by the County Prosecutor's Office as well as the City Prosecutor's Office. As a general rule, if your citation was issued by a Bentonville Police Officer, it will be handled by the Bentonville City Prosecutor.
If your citation was issued outside the Bentonville City limits by a Benton County Deputy or Arkansas State Trooper, then it will generally be handled by the Benton County Prosecutor. For more information, contact us at 479-271-5956.
The Benton County Domestic Violence Office prosecutes domestic assaults, domestic batteries and related crimes that occur in the City of Bentonville.