Records relating to misdemeanor convictions defined in section 16-90-1405(b)(1) can be sealed by the court five years after sentence completion. Ark. Code Ann. § 16-90-1405(b)(1). (Cannot link directly to statutes.)
Ineligible Category or Citation
A person cannot file a petition to seal a record of his or her misdemeanors or violation for traffic offenses, other than specified violations, that were committed while he or she was a holder of a commercial driver license. Ark. Code Ann. § 16-90-1405(b)(5).
There is no limit to the number of times a person can file a petition to seal the record of a misdemeanor, but the petitioner must wait one year from the date that the order denying his or her previous petition for the offenses listed in section 16-90-1405(b)(1) was issued before filing a new petition. Ark. Code Ann. § 16-90-1405(b).
Upon entry of the uniform sealing order, the underlying conduct is deemed as a matter of law to never have occurred, and the person can state that the conduct did not occur and that a record does not exist. Ark. Code Ann. § 16-90-1417(b).
An order to seal a record means to expunge, remove, requester, and treat as confidential the record in question. It does not include the physical destruction of a record of conviction unless specified. Ark. Code Ann. § 16-90-1404(4).