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CHANGES IN MARIJUANA LAWS COME SLOWLY, BUT THEY ARE COMING

Civil rights activists in the 1960s paid special attention to Mississippi, reasoning that if the back of segregation could be broken there it would soon collapse in the rest of the south. There were right. As one who hopes to see America’s insane mar

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Half-Baked: Arkansas Law on Drug Adulterants and Marijuana Edibles

Marijuana is a Schedule VI controlled substance in Arkansas. The potential punishment range for possession of marijuana varies widely depending on the amount found. Possession of marijuana is a Class A misdemeanor if the amount is less than four ounces

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Eyewitness identification sucks!

Yesterday I was set to try a misdemeanor battery case that provided an excellent illustration of the pathetic unreliability of eyewitness identification. There has been a bar fight. The supposed victim couldn’t identify his attacker, because he was j

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A client asked me what would happen if he committed a crime and then hit his head wiping out any memory of the event.

If your brain damage is so great that either (1) you cannot understand the nature of the proceedings against you; or (2) you are unable to assist in your defense, then you are unfit to proceed and cannot be prosecuted.  This does not mean you will b

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A client asked about Arkansas’ self-defense laws

The general common law rule followed in Arkansas is that the victim of an unlawful attack may defend himself with an amount of force proportional to the amount of force used against him.  For example, while a gun can be used against a gun or knife wie

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False Confessions–Or Another Reason to NEVER Talk to Police

Cases where their clients confess are probably the most difficult for defense attorneys.  When a defendant confesses, juries almost always convict.  The psychology at work here is obvious: Why would someone admit to something capable of landing them

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The Ordeal of Marijuana Prohabition

Possession of marijuana has been criminalized in most states since the 1930s.  At long last the tide appears to be turning: Colorado and Washington have legalized recreational use of the drug.  Oregon and Alaska have enacted legislation to the same e

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Capital Punishment

The real reason so many support capital punishment is that they take pleasure inflicting pain on those they hate.  Of course, they aren’t likely to admit this, but it’s very easy to prove that it is so.  Throughout most of history punishments wer

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Welcome

My name is Greg Klebanoff and I am here to welcome you to my blog. I am an attorney and I specialize in Criminal and Family Law though I do many types of litigation. My law firm is in Fayetteville Ar. where I have been based for many years. I hope t

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