2015 Arkansas Code
Title 13 - Libraries, Archives, And Cultural Resources
Chapter 4 - Public Records Management and Archives
Subchapter 4 - Sheriff's Office Record Retention Schedule
§ 13-4-403 - Criminal investigation documentation.

AR Code § 13-4-403 (2015) What's This?

(a) In this section, "criminal investigation documentation" includes without limitation:

(1) Incident or offense reports;

(2) Arrest warrant records;

(3) Search warrant records; and

(4) Investigative case files, including:

(A) Photographs;

(B) Lab reports; and

(C) Audiovisual media.

(b) Criminal investigation documentation shall be retained for the following periods of time:

(1) If the documentation is associated with a Class Y or Class A felony, it shall be retained indefinitely;

(2) If the documentation is associated with any other felony, it shall be retained for ten (10) years;

(3) If the documentation is associated with a misdemeanor or violation, it shall be retained for five (5) years; and

(4) If the documentation relates to a civil matter or any other noncriminal matter, it shall be retained for three (3) years.

(c) Criminal investigation documentation may be disposed of by the order of the county judge upon recommendation of the county sheriff after the period of time dictated by subsection (b) of this section.

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