Little Rock District Court, First Division
600 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
1. What does expungement mean?
If your record is expunged, then it is “sealed” and treated as confidential. The only people who have access to it after it has been expunged are you, law enforcement, and select licensing boards.
2. Do you qualify?
- You qualify to have your record expunged if the charges against you were “nolle prossed” or dismissed.
- You also qualify to have your record expunged if you were sentenced under a “First Offenders Act” and you have completed all of the requirements of your probation. This means you have paid all fines and costs you owe, completed any classes ordered by the court, and you have not picked up any other criminal charges during the probationary period.
3. How do you get your record expunged?
You must fill out a “Petition to Seal” form. Copies are available from the court clerks. It takes around 30 days for the court to issue an “Order to Seal.” After that, your record is sealed and expunged.
You can also download the "Petition to Seal" form here.