2014 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 3 - Offenses Involving Families, Dependents, Etc.
Chapter 28 - Abuse of Adults
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 5-28-108 - Special deputy prosecutor.
(a) An attorney employed in the office of the Attorney General may be designated by a prosecuting attorney having criminal jurisdiction in a matter as a special deputy prosecutor for the purpose of prosecuting in a court of competent jurisdiction an action brought under this chapter or another action for the physical or mental abuse or exploitation of a long-term care facility resident.
(b) (1) As a special deputy prosecutor, an attorney designated under subsection (a) of this section may issue a subpoena and administer an oath as provided in § 25-16-705.
(2) The subpoena shall be substantially in the form set forth in § 25-16-705(b).
(c) A special deputy prosecutor appointed and functioning as authorized under this section is entitled to the same immunity granted by law to the prosecuting attorney.
(d) (1) Appointment as a special deputy prosecutor does not enable an attorney designated under subsection (a) of this section to receive any additional fee or salary from the state for a service provided pursuant to the appointment.
(2) Any expense of the special deputy prosecutor and any fees and costs incurred by the special deputy prosecutor in the prosecution of a case as provided in this section is the responsibility of the Attorney General.
(e) The prosecuting attorney may revoke the appointment of a special deputy prosecutor at any time.
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