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]
§ 16-90-1416 - Release of sealed records. [Effective January 1, 2014.]

AR Code § 16-90-1416 (2014) What's This?

(a) The custodian of a sealed record shall not disclose the existence of the sealed record or release the sealed record except when requested by:

(1) The person whose record was sealed or the person's attorney when authorized in writing by the person;

(2) A criminal justice agency, as defined in § 12-12-1001, and the request is accompanied by a statement that the request is being made in conjunction with an application for employment with the criminal justice agency by the person whose record has been sealed;

(3) A court, upon a showing of:

(A) A subsequent adjudication of guilt of the person whose record has been sealed; or

(B) Another good reason shown to be in the interests of justice;

(4) A prosecuting attorney, and the request is accompanied by a statement that the request is being made for a criminal justice purpose; or

(5) The Arkansas Crime Information Center.

(b) (1) As used in this section, "custodian" does not mean the Arkansas Crime Information Center.

(2) Access to data maintained by the center shall be governed by § 12-12-1001 et seq.

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