Overview Description

Records relating to juvenile delinquency charges and adjudications shall be expunged when the person turns 21, so long as the person is not subject to a disqualifying event. Ark. Code Ann. § 9-27-309(a)(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 automatic 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 automatic expungement under this section. Ark. Code Ann. § 9-27-309(c).

Procedure General

The expungement is automatic.

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

The court shall expunge all the records of a juvenile when he or she turns 21. Ark. Code Ann. § 9-27-309(b)(2).

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