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(a) Subject to constitutional limitation, nothing in this section and §§ 5-73-101 -- 5-73-109 shall be construed to prohibit a law enforcement officer from disarming, without arresting, a minor or person who reasonably appears to be mentally defective or otherwise mentally irresponsible when that person is in possession of a deadly weapon.
(b) Property seized under subsection (a) of this section shall be:
(1) Held for seventy-two (72) hours by the law enforcement agency employing the law enforcement officer who seized the property; and
(2) After the seventy-two-hour hold and upon request and presentation of valid proof of ownership, returned to the:
(A) Owner, if he or she is eighteen (18) years of age or older and may lawfully possess the property; or
(B) Parent or legal guardian of the owner, if the owner is a minor and the parent or legal guardian may lawfully possess the property.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 5. Criminal Offenses § 5-73-110. Disarming minors and mentally defective or irresponsible persons--Disposition of property seized - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-5-criminal-offenses/ar-code-sect-5-73-110.html
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