McLemore LAW, Ltd. supports the 2019 Gully Park Concert Series!

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Gulley Park Summer Concert Series 2019

Nothing says sweet, sweet summertime in Fayetteville, Arkansas like the Gulley Park Summer Concert Series. Gathering a perfect cross-section of the community in one of the city’s most-loved parks, the multi-show lineup provides free live music representing a range of genres. Keeping the fun going until the sun goes down, all concerts are held on Thursday evenings at the Gulley Park gazebo, and feature a food truck rally to help satisfy hungry bellies.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lounge chairs or picnic blankets to add to the patchwork of comfortable spots to enjoy the tunes. Well-behaved, leashed furry friends are welcome, too.

McLemore Law, Ltd. supports the 2019 Arkansas Pride Parade!

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From PROUDOUT.COM :

NWA Pride Weekend – We’re excited to announce Arkansas’s largest LGBTQ Pride celebration!

In June 2019, join us to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion – a pivotal moment in our LGBTQ history!

NWA Pride weekend is June 14-16, 2019. The Parade and Festival will take place Saturday, June 15 on and around Dickson Street in downtown Fayetteville. See you there!

For more information and updates: https://nwaequality.org/

Fayetteville Springfest 2019!

Springfest is this Saturday, April 20.

There are all kinds of things to do and see from bed races down Dickson St. to live music at multiple stages. Get out and enjoy the sunshine and festivities!

 Proceeds from the event will benefit Tri Cycle Farms, and Lifesource International.

  A link to a list of all events and happenings is below.

ARKANSAS Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2019

On March 18, 2019, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a new law that will require police and prosecutors to obtain a criminal conviction in most cases before they can seize someone's property. The law is titled "The Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2019.” The Act passed the Arkansas Senate and House by a unanimous vote and will become effective 90 days after the current session adjourns.

The new law will require prosecutors to obtain a criminal conviction to forfeit property. Exceptions to the criminal conviction include if the property owner is deceased, deported, flees the jurisdiction or fails to challenge the forfeiture, or if the property is abandoned.

Under current civil asset forfeiture laws, police can seize property suspected of being connected to criminal activity, even if the owner is never charged or convicted of a crime.

The proceeds of asset forfeiture are often split between local prosecutors' offices and police departments. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that state law enforcement agencies rake in tens of millions of dollars a year through asset forfeiture. More than half of all U.S. states have passed some form of asset forfeiture reform over the past decade in response to bipartisan concerns.

On February 20, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 9-0 decision that the Eighth Amendment's protections against excessive fines and fees applied to the states. The case, Timbs v. Indiana, challenged the seizure of a $42,000 Land Rover—four times the maximum fine for the drug crime that resulted in the seizure.

Below are links pertaining to the topic and response to the Timbs v Indiana decision.

McLemore Law, Ltd. Supports the Fayetteville Farmers' Market on the Historic Downtown Square

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The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market has operated on the Downtown Square since 1973. It has thrived, growing into one of the most popular and successful markets in the region. Locally grown fresh produce, flowers, meats and handmade arts and crafts are featured throughout the season. At the market you will also find live music, non-profit booths and lively political discussions. The Downtown Square hosts the market from April through October, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Stop by and support our local farmers and artisans!

https://www.fayettevillefarmersmarket.org/

McLemore Law Ltd. Supports 10-for Fayetteville

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McLemore Law Ltd. supports the upcoming bond issues. On April 9th the residents of Fayetteville will be able to vote to renew the one-penny tax. The tax revenue will be able to fund approximately $214 million dollars worth of projects. These projects will continue to help Fayetteville retain its leadership as one of the best places to live in the United States!

The Fayetteville Bond Initiative will fund improvements to roads, trails, parks, public safety, job creation and construction of the new Cultural Arts Corridor.

Please see the links below for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/10ForFay/

https://www.buildfayettevillesfuture.com/

For more information on the Cultural Arts Corridor

https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/2018/12/11/take-a-closer-look-at-fayettevilles-proposed-cultural-arts-corridor/

https://talkbusiness.net/2017/11/fayetteville-to-create-downtown-cultural-arts-corridor-with-1-77-million-walton-family-foundation-grant/

https://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/our-work/home-region/fayetteville-cultural-arts-corridor