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Affidavit for Criminal Charges

  1. AFFIDAVIT FOR CRIMINAL CHARGES

  2. You are accessing the Jonesboro City Attorney’s electronic affidavit form to press criminal charges. In order to file an affidavit for criminal charges, you or your minor child must be the victim of a crime that occurred within the city limits of Jonesboro. NOTE: If it is not your intention to press criminal charges but you are seeking an Order of Protection, please see the FAQ section. 

    Upon completion of the electronic affidavit form, a prosecutor will review your affidavit and the evidence provided to determine if the allegations fit an Arkansas criminal statute. If approved, a criminal case will be initiated by the prosecutor and either a Summons to Appear in Court or a Warrant of Arrest will be issued.

    The Jonesboro City Attorney’s jurisdictional authority is limited to misdemeanor crimes which are committed by an adult, within the city limits of Jonesboro.  If the crime you are reporting does not fit these parameters, see the FAQ section for further guidance.

  3. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: 

    I AM AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE

    I UNDERSTAND THAT COMPLETING THIS AFFIDAVIT FORM CONSTITUTES SWORN TESTIMONY

    I UNDERSTAND THAT I CAN BE CHARGED WITH A CRIME IF I GIVE FALSE INFORMATION IN MY AFFIDAVIT

    I UNDERSTAND THAT IF MY AFFIDAVIT IS APPROVED, I CANNOT DROP OR DISMISS THE CHARGE(S)

    I UNDERSTAND THAT MY APPEARANCE AT TRIAL WILL BE MANDATORY AND I COULD BE PROSECUTED FOR FAILING TO ANSWER A SUBPOENA 

    I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE JONESBORO CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND TO ENSURE THAT MY CONTACT INFORMATION IS UPDATED WITH REGARD TO ANY CHANGES

  4. PERSONAL INFORMATION:
    You will be required to provide your personal information including your name, address, email address, phone number and an alternate phone number such as a work number or relative’s number. Additionally, you will be required to upload a copy of your identification card to verify your identity. 

    NOTE: If any of your contact information or your identity cannot be verified, your affidavit will be denied.

  5. I swear or affirm that the allegations contained herein are the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
  6. Type your name.

  7. Type N/A if non-applicable.

  8. POTENTIAL DEFENDANT:
    When completing the affidavit form, the person you want to press charges on is the “potential defendant”. You must have the potential defendant’s name to proceed. If you do not have the potential defendant’s name, your affidavit will be denied.

    NOTE: If there is more than 1 defendant you will need to file a separate affidavit for each defendant.

    Defendant’s Identifying Information:
    A name is required, criminal charges cannot be issued without the defendant’s name. Additional identifying information such as a date of birth or social security number can be helpful.

    Defendant’s Contact Information:            
    Contact information such as address, phone number, workplace and email address is essential in locating and serving the defendant with the charges. Contact information for the  potential defendant is not required to file an affidavit. However, for the case to be prosecuted, the defendant must be served by a law enforcement official with a court date. If the defendant cannot  be located, the case will not be served and the defendant cannot be convicted. 

  9. Electronic Signature (Type Your Name)

  10. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS 
    AFFIDAVIT FOR WARRANT OF ARREST FOR THE FOLLOWING PERSON:

  11. Type N/A for Non-Applicable if you do not have a home phone

  12. Type N/A for Non-Applicable if you do not have a work phone

  13. FACTS:
    In the facts section, describe the crime committed against you or your minor child. You will need to be specific with regard to dates, locations and details. Without specific information, the prosecutor cannot determine jurisdiction, statute of limitations or what charges to issue. Your affidavit can be put on hold or denied due to incomplete or vague details. 

  14. Type your name.

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  16. This field is not part of the form submission.