If you were charged and arrested for a criminal offense and saw the those charges dropped or dismissed, or if you were acquitted at trial, you may have all arrest records, petitions, orders, docket sheets and any other documents relating to the case expunged pursuant to A.C.A. § 16-90-906.
In most cases, you must have pleaded guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) to the offense to qualify. Also, you must have been sentenced under a statute that allows for expungement, you must have completed all the terms and conditions of your probation and you cannot have any prior felony convictions.
If you have a juvenile criminal record and you were not adjudicated, Arkansas does allow the expungement/sealing of those juvenile criminal records.
Minor Non-violent Felony Offenders: If you were convicted of a non-violent felony committed while you were under the age of 18, you may have your record expunged if the court determines that it is in the best interest of you and the state. A.C.A. §16-90-602.
If you are not eligible to have your Arkansas criminal record expunged/sealed, you still may be eligible for a pardon or other relief. The Governor of Arkansas is authorized to issue pardons.