State v. MartinAnnotate this Case
On October 12, 1993, Appellee Harris Martin was found guilty of negligent homicide and sentenced to five years probation. On April 9, 2009, Martin filed a petition to seal the record of his negligent-homicide conviction. The circuit court granted the petition, noting Ark. Code Ann. 5-10-105 as the court's authority for the expungement. The State appealed. The Supreme Court reversed, holding that the circuit court erred by sealing Appellant's negligent-homicide conviction pursuant to section 5-10-105, as the statute lacked any provision for expungement of Appellant's record, and therefore, the circuit court's order did not provide a proper basis for expungement.