2012 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 5 - Offenses Against The Administration Of Government
Chapter 51 - Disloyal Conduct
Subchapter 2 - -- Offenses Generally
§ 5-51-202 - Advocating assassination or overthrow of government.


AR Code § 5-51-202 (2012) What's This?

(a) As used in this section, "government in the United States" means United States Government or the government of the State of Arkansas.

(b) It is unlawful for any person to:

(1) Knowingly advocate, abet, advise, or teach the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence or by the assassination of any officer of any government in the United States;

(2) Print, publish, edit, issue, circulate, sell, distribute, or publicly display any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence with the intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any government in the United States;

(3) Organize or help to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons that teaches, advocates, or encourages the overthrow or destruction of any government in the United States by force or violence; or

(4) Be or become a member of or affiliate with any society, group, or assembly of persons described in subdivision (b)(3) of this section, knowing the purposes of the society, group, or assembly of persons.

(c) (1) Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a Class C felony.

(2) During the five (5) years next following his or her conviction, no person convicted of violating any provision of this section is eligible for employment by the State of Arkansas or by any department or agency of the State of Arkansas.

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