2017 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, and Courts
Subtitle 6 - Criminal Procedure Generally
Chapter 96 - Proceedings in Inferior Courts
Subchapter 4 - Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures
§ 16-96-403. Imposition by circuit court on appeal -- Costs

Universal Citation: AR Code § 16-96-403 (2017)
  • The fines, penalties, forfeitures, and costs imposed by a circuit court for offenses which are misdemeanors or violations under state law or local ordinance or for traffic offenses which are misdemeanors or violations under state law or local ordinance in cases appealed from a court of limited jurisdiction shall be collected and disbursed in the following manner:
    • (1) If the appeal proceeds to a de novo bench trial or jury trial, the fines, penalties, forfeitures, and costs imposed by the circuit court shall be collected under § 16-13-709 and paid to the county treasurer;
    • (2)
      • (A) If the defendant pleads guilty or nolo contendere or the circuit court dismisses the appeal, including dismissals under Arkansas Rules of Criminal Procedure 36(h), the judgment of the court from which the appeal originated shall be affirmed.
      • (B)
        • (i) The circuit court clerk shall notify in writing, within thirty (30) days of the affirmance or dismissal, the court from which the appeal originated of the affirmance or dismissal and shall return any bond or other security which has been transmitted to the circuit court.
        • (ii) Upon receipt of the notice of affirmance or dismissal and the bond or other security, the court from which the appeal originated shall collect and disburse the fines, penalties, forfeitures, and costs under §§ 14-44-108, 14-45-106, 16-10-209, 16-10-308, and 16-17-707; and
    • (3) Nothing in this section shall affect the right of a court of limited jurisdiction to require the defendant to post a bond or other security to guarantee the appearance of the defendant before the circuit court nor the ability of these courts to collect any fine, penalty, forfeiture, or costs imposed in the absence of the bond or other security.
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