2010 Arkansas Code
Title 27 - Transportation
Subtitle 4 - Motor Vehicular Traffic
Chapter 50 - Penalties And Enforcement
Subchapter 12 - Removal of Unattended or Abandoned Vehicles
§ 27-50-1215 - Summons, citation, and subpoena.

27-50-1215. Summons, citation, and subpoena.

(a) It shall be the duty of the sheriffs and constables of the counties of this state and of any employee of the Arkansas Towing and Recovery Board, when so directed by the board, to execute any summons, citation, or subpoena that the board may cause to be issued and to return the summons, citation, or subpoena to the board.

(b) (1) The sheriffs and constables serving and returning any summons, citation, or subpoena shall be paid the same fees as provided for those services in the circuit court.

(2) Any person, or a duly designated employee of the person, who appears before the board in response to a summons, citation, or subpoena shall be paid the same witness fee and mileage allowance as witnesses in the circuit court.

(c) (1) In case of failure or refusal on the part of any person to comply with any summons, citation, or subpoena issued and served as authorized, or in the case of the refusal of any person to testify or answer to any matter regarding that which he or she may be lawfully interrogated or the refusal of any person to produce his or her record books and accounts relating to any matter regarding that which he or she may be lawfully interrogated, the circuit court of any county of the State of Arkansas, on application of the board, may:

(A) Issue an attachment for the person; and

(B) Compel the person to:

(i) Comply with the summons, citation, or subpoena;

(ii) Appear before the board or its designated employee;

(iii) Produce the documents specified in any subpoena duces tecum; and

(iv) Give his or her testimony upon such matters as he or she may be lawfully required.

(2) Any circuit court shall have the power to punish a person for contempt as in the case of disobedience of like process issued from or by any circuit court or by refusal to testify in the circuit court in response to the process, and the person shall be taxed with the costs of the proceedings.

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