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Criminal Record Sealing

Felonies Flow Chart

In some cases, you can ask the court to seal your criminal record from public view. (This used to be called expungement.) Your records will not be physically destroyed, but they will be sealed and treated as confidential. This flow chart is for felonies only with a sentencing date after January 1, 2014 and under Act 680.

Your Judgment and Commitment Order will help you in navigating the flow chart below. You may also need your sentencing order from the court that details the sentence you received. If you do not have these documents, you can get them from the clerk’s office where you were sentenced. You may be charged a small fee (generally $5) to get the copies.

Misdemeanors Flow Chart

In some cases, you can ask the court to seal your criminal record from public view. (This used to be called expungement.) Your records won't be physically destroyed, but they will be sealed and treated as confidential. This flow chart is for misdemeanors only. 

Your Judgment and Commitment Order will help you in navigating the flow chart below. You may also need your sentencing order from the court that details the sentence you received. If you do not have these documents, you can get them from the clerk’s office where you were sentenced. You may be charged a small fee (generally $5) to get the copies.

Other Resources and Forms

The Arkansas Crime Information Center has helpful information and forms which are needed for the Criminal Record Sealing Process. These resources can be found at the link below.