Expungement: Sealing Criminal Records Resources
In some cases, you can ask the court to seal your criminal record from public view. This is called expungement. Your records won't be physically destroyed, but they will be sealed and treated as confidential.
This section contains links that offer information about expungement laws in Arkansas. There are pdf fact sheets, pdf forms, and interactive forms to help you understand sealing your criminal records in Arkansas.
FACT SHEETS & LEGAL INFORMATION
FORMS & COURT INFORMATION
- Interactive Form - Expungement. This interactive, automated form will guide you through a step-by-step interview. At the end of the interview, you will have all the documents you need to ask the court to seal your police and court records from public view.
- Form - Expungement Petition to Seal (pdf)
- Form - Expungement Order to Seal (pdf)
These fact sheets are Adobe Acrobat pdf files. You may need to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.
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|Fact Sheet - Expungement (PDF)||46.58 KB|
|FORM - Expungement Petition to Seal.pdf||55.53 KB|
|FORM - Expungement Order to Seal.pdf||221.31 KB|
|Fact Sheet - Expungement Flow Chart (PDF)||37.81 KB|