Record sealing clinic planned for July 8 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

( Todd Gill, Flyer staff)

Legal Aid of Arkansas and Arkansas Justice Reform Coalition will soon host a record sealing clinic in Fayetteville.

The clinic will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 8 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 224 N. East Ave. in Fayetteville.

The event is designed to assist individuals with a prior criminal offense eligible to be “sealed” or “expunged” from their public record. Individuals who are able to have their previous offenses sealed may have an easier time finding employment, housing, loans, or financing, officials said.

From the State of Arkansas website:

Expungement is the removal of police and court records from public inspection. Your records will not be physically destroyed, but they will be sealed and treated as confidential.

Previous offenses such as drug court probation, minor non-violent felony offenses, misdemeanor offenses, and others may be eligible to be sealed.

The sealing clinic in Fayetteville will only deal with Washington County and City or District Court charges in Fayetteville, Springdale, Johnson, West Fork, Tontitown, Elkins, Farmington, Prairie Grove, and Lincoln.

Registration for the clinic is preferred, though some walk-in appointments may be available subject to availability.

To register, visit this website.

For more information, call 870-972-9224 et. 4324.