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No Fake Drugs

The topic of today's post is..... fake drugs (counterfeit substances). It is a felony in the state of Arkansas to possess a "counterfeit substance",or in in other words, do not have non-drugs that you are trying to say are drugs. Believe it or not people do this and get themselves in trouble for aspirin, that however is not the funny part. The most peculiar part of this law is when they allow you to have fake drugs. According to the law below you can have fake drugs if they are given by prescription.

Service Upgrade Announcement- New Case Manager

In the interest of bringing a more complete legal service experience to our clients, General Practice Law Firm has added a case manager, Patrick Culver. Mr. Culver is a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law, participated in the law school's legal clinic and is experienced with a variety of legal issues. As the case manager he will assist in the processing of clients' cases, as well as contributing another mind to your legal concerns.  The best part for the client is this service is added without any increase in cost or fee to the client; in other words, free of charge.

Gang Stalking- New Name, Same Old Problem

Gang Stalking is exactly what the name implies, several stalkers working in concert to drive you crazy. Sounds like a problem? Gang stalking can be a very big problem for the person being stalked. First, it is usually unknown to the victim that they are being stalked (at least it is unknown who and how many people are stalking them).Second, the use of tactically coordinated efforts can overwhelm victims. Finally, the scariest element to Gang Stalking is that the intention is usually to ruin a person's life (loss of jobs, relationships, etc.

138 in NCAAB Game, Congrats Jack Taylor

Congratulations to Mr. Jack Taylor, who scored 138 points in the collegiate match-up between Grinnell and Faith Baptist. The Grinnell guard lived up to his name by jacking up 108 shots on the way to his record setting points total. This blew my mind as well as the score board (and they say Kobe shoots too much). On a final note, his 138 points was more than the entire amount of points scored by Faith Baptist (104). Way to go Jack, but seriously next time pass once or twice.

5 Tips on Identifying E-Mail & Text Scams

Everyone gets e-mail scam letters, including law firms. I received one today and thought it would be a good time to give out some tips on identifying email scams.

1. Too General- scammers send out a lot of e-mails so they do not have time to truly read what you are selling, doing, or offering. If it states something like "I am inquiring about your item for sale", or "needing your services" without further specifications, it is likely a scam.

2. Language- scammers are often from other countries and English is not the first language.

It's Ar-Kan-Saw (its the law)

Apparently there is a lot of confusion on whether or not the final "s" is part of the pronunciation of our great state's name. Well do not worry because our state government resolved the issue sometime ago by adding this to theArkansas code . We have on the books that the final "s" in Arkansas is not to be pronounced and that the correct pronunciation is Ar-Kan-Saw (please not Ar-Kansas). So now we all know (if you did not already) that there is an official, government endorsed way to pronounce Arkansas.

Court Sentencing People to Shaming?

Courts normally have certain guidelines in sentencing violators of the law. However when left to their own devices, judges can come up with some very clever ways to administer a more fitting sense of justice. Here we have a woman who was sentenced to holding a sign that reads, "ONLY AN IDIOT WOULD DRIVE ON THE SIDEWALK TO AVOID A SCHOOL BUS", which was her punishment for apparently doing what the sign says. Check out the full article which includes other unique sentences such as, cutting off a ponytail and forcing a man to sleep in a dog house.

States Succeed at Seceding? (AR too)

 Apparently as of now there are 20 states (Georgia did so twice) that have created petitions on the White House website requesting the White House to allow their respective states to secede. The White House requires 25,000 signatures in a 30 day span in order to receive a review and response of the petition by the White House. As of now only Texas has reached that threshold. To be frank this is closer to a comments and suggestion box at a restaurant than it is a legitimate legal process. Even here in the Great State of Arkansas a petition has been filed, but the likelihood of getting a response other than no is around .00000000000000001% for an optimist. However the people are speaking so someone should listen. Thoughts?

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Did you know? 9/10/2012

Did you know that General Practice Law Firm services not only Fayetteville, Bentonville, Springdale, Rogers and the greater NWA, but also the entirety of the great state of Arkansas. From Texarkana to Forrest City, you can count on General Practice Law Firm to respond to your legal needs.