§ 5-65-116 Minors; driving revocation; restrictions
§ 5-65-116. Minors; driving revocation; restrictions
(a) As used in this section, “drug offense” means the same as in § 5-64-710.
(b)(1)(A) If a person who is less than eighteen (18) years of age pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of driving while intoxicated under § 5-65-101 et seq., or of any criminal offense involving the illegal possession or use of controlled substances, or of any drug offense, in this state or any other state, or is found by a juvenile court to have committed such an offense, the court having jurisdiction of the matter, including any federal court, shall prepare and transmit to the Department of Finance and Administration an order of denial of driving privileges for the minor.
(B) A court within the State of Arkansas shall prepare and transmit any order under subdivision (b)(1)(A) of this section within twenty-four (24) hours after the plea or finding to the department.
(C) A court outside Arkansas having jurisdiction over any person holding driving privileges issued by the State of Arkansas shall prepare and transmit any order under subdivision (b)(1)(A) of this section pursuant to an agreement or arrangement entered into between that state and the Director of the Department of Finance and Administration.
(D) An arrangement or agreement under subdivision (b)(1)(C) of this section may also provide for the forwarding by the department of an order issued by a court within this state to the state where the person holds driving privileges issued by that state.
(2) For any such person holding driving privileges issued by the State of Arkansas, a court within this state in a case of extreme and unusual hardship may provide in an order for the issuance of a restricted driving permit to allow driving to and from a place of employment or driving to and from school.
(c) A penalty prescribed in this section or § 27-16-914 is in addition to any other penalty prescribed by law for an offense covered by this section and § 27-16-914.
(d) In regard to any offense involving illegal possession under this section, it is a defense if the controlled substance is the property of an adult who owns the vehicle.