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Category Archives: Criminal Law

Should Bullies Be Subject to Criminal Prosecution?

Bullying has become a serious issue across the nation, as studies show its detrimental emotional, social and academic effects. While 46 states require schools to implement anti-bullying programs, some states are considering taking it a step further and treating bullying as a crime.  Existing laws in Arkansas The Arkansas Anti-Bullying Act, passed in 2003, requires… Read More »

Can Teens Who Sext Face Child Pornography Charges?

Sexting — taking a nude or provocative picture of yourself and texting it to someone else — has become rampant among teens. All too often, the explicit photo ends up in the hands (or on the screen) of someone who disseminates it widely. Many states are introducing criminal penalties for those who distribute sexts. Is… Read More »

Can I Be Tried for Old Crimes in Arkansas?

You may occasionally read about a person being charged with a crime decades after it occurred. For most crimes, however, the state has a limited time to bring charges against an alleged offender. This is known as the statute of limitations. Generally, the statute of limitations is longer for more serious crimes, and for the… Read More »