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No Fake Drugs

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 8:26 PM Comments comments (21)
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. So in the end, do not have fake drugs in your possession, unless prescribed by a doctor.... who you should then probably sue for having prescribed you fake drugs.

5-64-441.  Possession of a counterfeit substance.

  (a) It is unlawful for any person to possess a counterfeit substance unless the counterfeit substance was obtained:

   (1) Directly from or pursuant to a valid prescription or an order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his or her professional practice; or

   (2) As otherwise authorized by this chapter.

Service Upgrade Announcement- New Case Manager

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM Comments comments (34)
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. [email protected]

Gang Stalking- New Name, Same Old Problem

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (143)
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.), and sometimes it is done merely to make the person commit suicide.  Despite all the sinister ways surrounding this activity, none of this is new in the stalking world. What makes Gang Stalking "new", is the way that social media has allowed this to be come easy. Gang stalkers can now coordinate their efforts across Twitter and Facebook, allowing for extreme efficiency. Also,gang stalkers can use social media sites to further destroy the victim (i.e. Facebook bullying). Now if you are being gang stalked there are some things you can do:

1. Shut down your social media (its hard to bully an inactive Facebook page)
2. Attempt to identify your stalkers (may be easier said then done)
3. Record, everything (evidence of this activity is often hard to come by)
4. Call the police (once you know who it is)
5. Do not take it lying down (the gang's goal is to make you quit on life, do no let them win)

Gang Stalking is a problem and it needs to be addressed. Please, if you are a victim of Gang Stalking, follow our tips, contact the authorities and stay strong. 

138 in NCAAB Game, Congrats Jack Taylor

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 9:56 AM Comments comments (43)
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

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 11:46 AM Comments comments (60)
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. Extremely poor grammar is a red flag. The BIGGEST red flag in my opinion is the use of "The Queen's English". Scammers will often use UK style language such as calling ads "adverts", calling their residence a "flat", or using ". " instead of "," in numbers (i.e. 250.000, instead of 250,000). 

3. They Live Out of Town- scammers never live in your town, they are often in far off countries where the FBI has the hardest time capturing them. This is the reason craigslist.com recommends only dealing locally. Scammers will never meet you face to face.

4. Cannot Call You- scammers DO NOT CALL YOU EVER. If they text you its probably from an IPhone texting app, not a real number. This is also one of the biggest red flags, they always have an excuse why they cannot call. Press them to call you and they will give you poor excuse after poor excuse. If you are unsure if your offer is a scam press them to call, scammers won't.

5. Too Good to Be True- this is a general good life rule that can also be applied to e-mail and text scams. Nobody pays double for items, nobody sends you excessive shipping, and nobody is willing to give you thousands of dollars for simple tasks. Too good to be true = Not true.

Thanks Again- Except You Scammers

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

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 11:22 AM Comments comments (63)
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 the Arkansas 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. Thanks legislature, and citizens remember:
 Be it therefore resolved by both houses of the General Assembly, that the only true pronunciation of the name of the state, in the opinion of this body, is that received by the French from the native Indians and committed to writing in the French word representing the sound. It should be pronounced in three (3) syllables, with the final "s" silent, the "a" in each syllable with the Italian sound, and the accent on the first and last syllables. The pronunciation with the accent on the second syllable with the sound of "a" in "man" and the sounding of the terminal "s" is an innovation to be discouraged.

Court Sentencing People to Shaming?

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 12:18 PM Comments comments (41)
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. Is this style of justice to fitting or too much? Let me know.
Full Story- via huffingtonpost.com

States Succeed at Seceding? (AR too)

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (42)
 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?

News is Live

Posted on November 10, 2012 at 10:21 PM Comments comments (26)
General Practice Law Firm News is live. Check back with us for more information on General Practice Law firm, local legal happenings and weird legal stories from around the globe. Check back soon. 

Did you know? 9/10/2012

Posted on November 10, 2012 at 10:21 PM Comments comments (35)
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.

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