2017 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 1 - General Provisions
Chapter 3 - Inchoate Offenses
Subchapter 2 - Criminal Attempt
§ 5-3-204. Renunciation

Universal Citation: AR Code § 5-3-204 (2017)
  • (a)
    • (1) It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution under § 5-3-201(a)(2) or (b) that the defendant abandons his or her effort to commit the offense, and by the abandonment prevents the commission of the offense, under circumstances manifesting a voluntary and complete renunciation of his or her criminal purpose.
    • (2) However, the establishment of the affirmative defense under subdivision (a)(1) of this section does not affect the liability of an accomplice who does not join in the abandonment or prevention.
  • (b) It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution under § 5-3-202 that the defendant terminates his or her complicity in the commission of the offense and:
    • (1) Wholly deprives his or her complicity of effectiveness in the commission of the offense;
    • (2) Gives timely warning to an appropriate law enforcement authority; or
    • (3) Otherwise makes a substantial effort to prevent the commission of the offense, under circumstances manifesting a voluntary and complete renunciation of his or her criminal purpose.
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