Overview Description

Records relating to juvenile delinquency charges and adjudications can be expunged at any time, so long as the person is not subject to a disqualifying event. Ark. Code Ann. § 9-27-309(b)(2).

Ineligible Category or Citation

A record relating to a delinquency adjudication for which a juvenile could have been tried as an adult is not eligible for expungement under this section. Ark. Code Ann. § 9-27-309(b)(1)(A). Records of juveniles who are designated as extended juvenile jurisdiction offenders are not eligible for expungement under this section. Ark. Code Ann. § 9-27-309(c).

Procedure General

There is no statutory language regarding the process for obtaining expungement.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

To expunge the record means it is destroyed. Ark. Code Ann. § 9-27-309(b)(3).

Waiting Periods

A petition can be filed to expunge juvenile records at any time. Ark. Code Ann. § 9-27-309(b)(2).

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