Arkansas Code Title 27. Transportation § 27-14-314. Additional penalties--Disposition of fines

(a)(1) A person who while driving a motor vehicle is arrested for failure to register the motor vehicle upon conviction shall be subject to a penalty in addition to any other penalty provided by law.

(2) The additional penalty shall be:

(A) Not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100) for the first offense, and the minimum fine shall be mandatory;  or

(B) Not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for the second and subsequent offenses, and the minimum fine shall be mandatory.

(b)(1) If a person is convicted of two (2) offenses under subsection (a) of this section within one (1) year, the court may order that the unregistered vehicle be impounded until proof of motor vehicle registration is submitted to the court.

(2) The owner of the vehicle impounded shall be responsible for all costs of impoundment.

(c)(1) If the arresting officer is an officer of the Department of Arkansas State Police, the fine collected shall be remitted by the tenth day of each month to the Administration of Justice Funds Section of the Office of Administrative Services of the Department of Finance and Administration, on a form provided by that office, for deposit into the Department of Arkansas State Police Fund to be used for the purchase and maintenance of state police vehicles.

(2) If the arresting officer is a county law enforcement officer, the fine collected shall be deposited into that county fund used for the purchase and maintenance of:

(A) The following:

(i) Rescue, emergency medical, and law enforcement vehicles;

(ii) Communications equipment;

(iii) Animals owned or used by law enforcement agencies;  and

(iv) Life-saving medical apparatus;  and

(B) Law enforcement apparatus to be used for the purposes set out in subdivision (c)(2)(A) of this section.

(3) If the arresting officer is a municipal law enforcement officer, the fine collected shall be deposited into that municipal fund used for the purchase and maintenance of:

(A) The following:

(i) Rescue, emergency medical, and law enforcement vehicles;

(ii) Communications equipment;

(iii) Animals owned or used by law enforcement agencies;  and

(iv) Life-saving medical apparatus;  and

(B) Law enforcement apparatus to be used for the purposes set out in subdivision (c)(3)(A) of this section.


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