2017 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, and Courts
Subtitle 6 - Criminal Procedure Generally
Chapter 90 - Judgment and Sentence Generally
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 16-90-108. Fixing of punishment -- Misdemeanor

Universal Citation: AR Code § 16-90-108 (2017)
  • (a) Whenever any person shall be convicted of a misdemeanor and the punishment for the offense is a fine, the judgment shall direct that the defendant be imprisoned until the fine and costs are paid.
  • (b)
    • (1) The person so convicted shall be incarcerated for a period not to exceed one (1) day for each two dollars ($2.00) of the fine and costs.
    • (2) Where the laws of this state permit any fine so imposed to be discharged by a person through manual labor upon state, city, or municipal facilities, the fine shall be discharged at a rate not to exceed one (1) day of labor for each five dollars ($5.00) of the fine and cost.
  • (c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit or restrict the authority of any court to suspend any sentence upon such conditions as the court may impose.
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