Overview Description

Records of a case not resulting in conviction because of wrongful arrest, indictment, or charge can be sealed by the court. Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-4051.

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in superior court. For the specific procedure, see Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-4051.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

An entry noting that the person has been cleared is added to all records. Courts and law enforcement agencies shall not release copies or provide access to the records except on order of the court. Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-4051(B).

Any person who has notice and fails to comply with an order issued pursuant to this section is liable to the person to whom the record belongs for damages from such failure. Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-4051(C).

Waiting Periods

There is no statutory language regarding waiting periods.

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