Many people use the terms “sealing” a record and “expunging” a record interchangeably. However, there is a subtle difference between sealing and expunging a record. While attorneys and other legal professionals will know what you mean when you say you’ve had an Arkansas Criminal Record go through expunging, the proper term to use in Arkansas is the sealing process. Continue reading
Arkansas has some of the best hunting in the south with the stunning Northwest Arkansas Mountains and the duck hunting capital. However, you cannot get many animals this hunting season without a gun. Let Morton Law handle your expungement and restore your hunting season.
Expungement is a process where the legal record of an arrest or criminal conviction becomes confidential. In Arkansas, when a person meets the requirements to have a record expunged, his or her record becomes confidential. For more information on other topics of expungement, check out our other blogs. Continue reading
Two groups of offenders who qualify for sealing of records.
- Those undergoing a current drug court program as the Court supervising such offenders can order expungement of the offenses to which the offender pleaded to in that particular court; and
- Individuals, who in addition to the above, have other convictions in other courts they wish to have expunged. Continue reading
Perhaps there is a felony conviction somewhere in your past. You’ve done time for the felony you committed, and now you want to start fresh. Unfortunately, in the society we live in, the reality is that something like a criminal conviction follows you everywhere, even if it is just a misdemeanor. You may not think it’s worth the time, money and effort to get your record expunged. If that’s true, here are seven reasons why you will want to reconsider. Continue reading
Expungement is a court-ordered process where the legal record of an arrest or criminal conviction is removed from the eyes of the law, but not destroyed. Arrest or conviction records are sealed and therefore treated as confidential material. In Arkansas, when a person meets the requirements to have a record expunged, his or her record becomes confidential, and the matter is treated as if the crime never happened. Continue reading
Expungement and/or Sealing: “sealing” means the procedure and effect as defined in the Comprehensive Criminal Record Sealing Act of 2013, § 16-90-1401 et seq.
Effect of Expungement and/or sealing: A person whose record has been sealed under this subchapter shall have all privileges and rights restored, and the record that has been sealed shall not affect any of his or her civil rights or liberties unless otherwise specifically provided by law. Continue reading