2019 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 3 - Offenses Involving Families, Dependents, Etc.
Chapter 27 - Offenses Against Children or Incompetents
Subchapter 2 - Offenses Generally
§ 5-27-222. Neglect of Minor Resulting in Delinquency

Universal Citation: AR Code § 5-27-222 (2019)
  • (a) It is unlawful for a parent or person standing in loco parentis to a minor to grossly neglect a parental duty to the minor if the gross neglect:

    • (1) Proximately results in the delinquency of the minor; or

    • (2) Fails to correct the delinquency of the minor.

  • (b) Upon conviction, a person who violates this section is guilty of a violation and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

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