2014 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, And Courts
Subtitle 6 - Criminal Procedure Generally
Chapter 90 - Judgment And Sentence Generally
Subchapter 14 - Comprehensive Criminal Record Sealing Act of 2013 [Effective January 1, 2014]
§ 16-90-1406 - Felony convictions eligible for sealing. [Effective January 1, 2014.]
(a) Unless prohibited under § 16-90-1408, a person may petition a court to seal a record of a conviction after five (5) years has elapsed since the completion of the person's sentence for:
(1) A Class C felony or Class D felony;
(2) An unclassified felony;
(3) An offense under § 5-64-401 et seq. that is a Class A felony or Class B felony;
(4) Solicitation to commit, attempt to commit, or conspiracy to commit the substantive offenses listed in subdivisions (a)(1)-(3) of this section; or
(5) A felony not involving violence committed while the person was less than eighteen (18) years of age.
(b) (1) (A) The petitioner can have no more than one (1) previous felony conviction.
(B) For the sole purpose of calculating the number of previous felony convictions under this section, all felony offenses that were committed as part of the same criminal episode and for which the person was convicted are a single conviction.
(2) The fact that a prior felony conviction has been previously sealed shall not prevent its counting as a prior conviction for the purposes of this subsection.
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