2019 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, and Courts
Subtitle 6 - Criminal Procedure Generally
Chapter 90 - Judgment and Sentence Generally
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 16-90-119. Confiscation of Deadly Weapons

Universal Citation: AR Code § 16-90-119 (2019)
  • (a) When any person is convicted of any homicide, burglary, robbery, assault with intent to kill, assault with a deadly weapon, battery, or any other felony involving a deadly weapon, the court in which the person is convicted may confiscate the deadly weapons involved in the offense and may by court order either:

    • (1) Transfer the weapons and the title to the weapons to an appropriate state or local law enforcement agency for use or sale by the law enforcement agency; or

    • (2) Order the weapons destroyed if the weapons are not suitable for use or sale by law enforcement agencies.

  • (b)

    • (1) The sale of weapons by a law enforcement agency under this section shall be at a public auction or by competitive bid.

    • (2) The sale shall be subject to a background check of the purchaser through the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

    • (3) The sale shall not include illegal weapons.

    • (4) The proceeds of the auction shall be retained by the law enforcement agency.

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