There appears to be no restriction as to the age of the minor or the types of property that can be held by a minor.
1920)(deed from father to minor children had the effect of vesting title in them).
DATE: May 6, 1999In Region VI (Dallas), a minor in the State of Arkansas is capable of holding title to property. Although no similar statute specifically addresses the abilities of those younger than eighteen to own property, there appears to be no restrictions under Arkansas law on the ability of minors under the age of eighteen to own property.
This memorandum is in response to your request for our opinion of whether or not a minor is permitted to own or purchase property in the state of Arkansas. Does the State permit a minor to hold title to real or personal property such as an automobile? If so, are there any restrictions as to the age of the minor or the types of property that can be held? Are there any specific requirements on how the property should/must be titled to show the minor as the titleholder? If a State does not permit a minor to hold title to property, or does not permit the property to be titled/registered in the minor's name, what is the preferred method(s) of titling the property to reflect or protect the minor's interest in the property and satisfy SSA's regulatory requirements? Moreover, case law in Arkansas implies that a minor has the ability to own or acquire property without such restrictions because there are cases involving a minor's ownership interest in property which do not question the right of the minor to own the property.
The actor has an affirmative defense if he is not more than three years older than the victim, who is at least age 14Third-degree sexual assault if, under circumstances not constituting first- or second-degree sexual assault, the actor is at least four years older than the victim and inflicts sexual intrusion on a victim under age 16.
“Arkansas,” Siecus State Profile, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).
1891)(guardian of minor children could not purchase the minors' property); Berringer v. However, the State does restrict a minor's ability to dispose of property.
1950) (an ineffective attempt to deed realty to a minor girl created a contract to convey realty and could vest title in minor girl); Harris v.
1937) (infant owner of a 1/28 interest in land sold to the state for taxes had a right to redeem from purchaser); Levinson v.
For example, California, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, and New York reserve their harshest statutory rape penalty for offenders who are age 21 or older.(1) If the minor is under age 15, five years in prison; (2) if the offender is at least age 18 or is tried as an adult and the minor was age 12 or younger, life in prison and the offender is ineligible for release until serving 35 years; (3) if the offender is at least 18 or tried as an adult and the victim is age 12, 13, or 14, the presumptive sentence is 20 years; or (4) if the minor is at least age 15, it is punishable by one year in prison Sexual assault to knowingly inflicts sexual intrusion or sexual penetration on a victim (1) under age 15 if the actor is at least four years older or (2) at least 15 years old but less than 17 years old and the actor is at least 10 years older.
10 to 25 years in prison with a mandatory minimum of five years if the victim is between age 10 and 16 and 10 years if the victim is under age 10.