2010 Arkansas Code
12-41-505. Expenses and support.
Title 12 - Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, And Military Affairs
Subtitle 3 - Correctional Facilities And Programs
Chapter 41 - Local Correctional Facilities
Subchapter 5 - County Jails
§ 12-41-505 - Expenses and support.
(a) (1) Every person who may be committed to the common jail of the county by lawful authority for any criminal offense or misdemeanor, if he or she shall be convicted, shall pay the expenses in carrying him or her to jail and also for his or her support from the day of his or her initial incarceration for the whole time he or she remains there.
(2) The expenses which accrue shall be paid as directed in the act regulating criminal proceedings.
(b) (1) A person convicted of a felony or a Class A misdemeanor shall be assessed a booking and administration fee of twenty dollars ($20.00).
(2) (A) The booking and administration fee described in subdivision (b)(1) of this section shall be assessed upon the conviction of a defendant and included in the judgment of conviction entered by the court.
(B) If a court suspends imposition of sentence on a defendant or places him or her on probation and does not enter a judgment of conviction, the court shall impose the booking and administration fee as a cost.
(3) The booking and administration fee assessed under subdivision (b)(1) of this section shall be deposited into a special fund within the county treasury to be used exclusively for the maintenance, operation, and capital expenditures of a county jail or regional detention facility.
(c) The property of the person shall be subject to the payment of the expenses and the booking and administration fee.
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