2017 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, and Courts
Subtitle 6 - Criminal Procedure Generally
Chapter 96 - Proceedings in Inferior Courts
Subchapter 1 - City Courts
§ 16-96-105. Summons

Universal Citation: AR Code § 16-96-105 (2017)
  • (a) Upon information given by a peace officer, or by a private person on oath, to the judge or clerk of a court that an offense within the jurisdiction of the court has been committed, the judge or clerk shall issue a summons against the offender.
  • (b)
    • (1) The summons shall command the peace officer to whom it is directed to summon the defendant, naming him or her, to appear in the court, on a day to be named in the summons, to answer the charge made against him or her of having committed an offense, naming or briefly describing it, and the peace officer shall return the summons on a day to be named.
    • (2) It shall be signed by the judge or clerk and directed to the peace officer of the town or city, but it may be executed by any peace officer of the city or county.
  • (c) The summons shall be executed by the officer reading it to the defendant or stating to him or her its contents; and, if required, the officer shall show it to him or her.
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