2015 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 3 - Offenses Involving Families, Dependents, Etc.
Chapter 28 - Abuse of Adults
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 5-28-103 - Criminal penalties for abuse of an endangered or impaired person.

AR Code § 5-28-103 (2015) What's This?

(a) It is unlawful for any person or caregiver to abuse, neglect, or exploit any endangered person or impaired person subject to protection under a provision of this chapter.

(b) (1) If the abuse causes serious physical injury or a substantial risk of death, any person or caregiver who purposely abuses an endangered person or an impaired person is guilty of a Class B felony.

(2) If the abuse causes physical injury, any person or caregiver who purposely abuses an adult endangered person or an adult impaired person in violation of a provision of this chapter is guilty of a Class D felony.

(c) (1) Any person or caregiver who neglects an adult endangered person or an adult impaired person in violation of a provision of this chapter, causing serious physical injury or substantial risk of death, is guilty of a Class D felony.

(2) Any person or caregiver who neglects an adult endangered person or an adult impaired person in violation of a provision of this chapter, causing physical injury, is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.

(d) Any person or caregiver who abuses an adult endangered person or and adult impaired person is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.

(e) Any person or caregiver who exploits a person in violation of a provision of this chapter when the value of the property, asset, or resource is:

(1) Two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) or more, is guilty of a Class B felony;

(2) Less than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) but more than two hundred dollars ($200), is guilty of a Class C felony; and

(3) Two hundred dollars ($200) or less, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

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