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Northwest Arkansas Expungement Lawyers

Arkansas Petition to Seal

A criminal record can make it extremely hard to get a job, find housing, apply for college, and live a normal life. If your life has been negatively affected by your criminal record, Attorney Doug Norwood and his team can help you get your life back on the right path. We may be able to help you get your record sealed. Taking this legal action can help you get the fresh start you deserve.

Norwood & Norwood, P.A. has represented more than 35,000 clients and helped over a thousand clients get their criminal records sealed. Our criminal defense team has nearly 100 years of combined experience and includes former prosecutors. That is why we have hundreds of 5 star reviews and the people of Northwest Arkansas have voted us Best of NWA Criminal Lawyer, NWA Democrat-Gazette.

At Norwood & Norwood, P.A., we are passionate about helping our clients have the best possible future. When you schedule a free visit our Northwest Arkansas expungement attorneys are here to help you determine if you are eligible to seal your record in Northwest Arkansas and advise you through the process. We offer our clients reasonable rates.

Call (479) 235-4600 today to schedule your free office visit. We have offices located in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers and Springdale.

What Is an Expungement?

In Arkansas, many individuals who have been arrested or convicted of a crime qualify to have their criminal records sealed. This process is also commonly referred to as expungement.

Sealing a criminal record does not mean that your records are destroyed or completely wiped clean. It does mean that the information about your arrest, charges, or conviction should be treated as confidential. After the record is sealed, the public should no longer able to see it, and you are legally permitted to deny that you committed the offense.

What is Required for an Expungement in Arkansas?

Unfortunately, not everyone is eligible to petition to have their criminal record sealed. Our legal team will determine if you are eligible to have your record sealed.

Felonies each require a careful look to see if you are eligible. However, most misdemeanor charges will be eligible to be sealed after the conditions of any sentence have been completed. Some misdemeanor offenses require a waiting period of five years.

Misdemeanor crimes that probably require the extended wait time include:

  • Indecent exposure
  • Fourth-degree sexual assault
  • Battery in the third degree
  • Class A negligent homicide
  • Driving or boating while intoxicated
  • Public sexual indecency
  • Third-degree domestic battery

Sealing Charges That Were Dropped, Dismissed, or Not Filed

A conviction is not the only thing that can show up on a criminal record. Arrests and charges can be added to your criminal history even if the charges were later dismissed, or if your trial resulted in a not guilty.

The good news is, your arrest records are probably eligible for record sealing/expungement. You may be able to also request to seal your record if you were arrested for an offense, but the prosecution did not file charges within one year of the arrest.

Begin the Process Today

If you have an arrest or conviction that you want to have sealed, our Northwest Arkansas expungement attorneys are available 24/7 to help. We have nearly 100 years of collective experience fighting for over 35,000 clients.

Contact Norwood & Norwood, P.A. at (479) 235-4600 to discuss your case with our North AR expungement lawyers.

Recent Case Results

Over 25,000 Cases Won and Dismissed

  • Possession - Meth Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed
  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • DWI – BAC .17 Not Guilty
  • Criminal Mischief Dismissed
  • Possession - w/ Intent to Deliver Drugs Dismissed
  • Residential Burglary Dismissed
  • Carry Prohibited Weapon Dismissed
  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Residential Burglary Kept Off Record
  • Theft of Property Dismissed
  • Possession - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Possession - Meth Kept Off Record
  • Terroristic Threatening Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assault Dismissed
  • Possession - w/ Intent to Deliver Dismissed
  • Sex Assault Dismissed
  • Delivery - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Shoplifting Dismissed
  • Forgery Dismissed
  • Possession - Controlled Substance Dismissed
  • Speeding Not Guilty
  • Reckless Driving Not Guilty
  • Minor in Possession Dismissed
  • Possession - Pills Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
  • Rape Dismissed
  • Breaking and Entering Dismissed
  • DWI – BAC .14 Not Guilty
  • DWI – BAC .23 Not Guilty
  • Failure to Appear Dismissed
  • Driving on a Suspended DL Dismissed
  • Possession - Pills Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Dismissed
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Opinions that Matter

Hundreds of 5 Star Reviews
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  • “FELONY CASE DISMISSED! I was charged with Possession of a Firearm, Theft by Receiving and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia....The attorneys were able to prove my case to the Prosecutor and as a result all 3 charges were DISMISSED!!!!”

    - Jack
  • “CHARGED WITH A DWI AND THEY GOT IT DROPPED! I was initially charged with a DWI and they got it dropped! Norwood & Norwood was great, they acted with great honesty and integrity.”

    - Mike
  • “I WOULD GIVE 10 STARS IF I COULD!!!! I met with Doug and he Made me feel much better about my drug charge. I am so glad I hired him. Norwood got my DRUG CHARGE DISMISSED and I couldn’t be more grateful.”

    - Maria
  • “Drug Crime DISMISSED! From the moment I walked in I could tell I made the right decision. After picking up a drug charge Norwood helped me with my case allowing the charge to be dropped and expounged! Best Lawyer group in NWA.”

    - Ricky
  • “Norwood got my Domestic Battery DISMISSED. I have never been so happy. I was so scared I was shaking because I thought I was going to jail. When I heard my attorneys got my charge dismissed, no money, no court I was overjoyed.”

    - Taylor
  • “I lawfully defended myself with a firearm, but the local authorities decided it was unlawful. Mr. Norwood and his team successfully defended me and all the charges were dropped.”

    - Timothy
  • “After a brief and admittedly shameful argument in front of my children between my wife and me, I was arrested and charged with a litany of trumped up charges by the local police. Thank god for Doug Norwood and his staff!”

    - Anonymous
  • “I was charged with assault on a police officer, public intoxication, and resisting arrest. They worked extremely hard on my case, kept on top of everything, explained everything, kept me informed of what all was going on.”

    - Ann
  • “Wonderful Attorney! Norwood won my DWI. I am very excited because I can get the blow machine out of my car and I won’t have anything on my record.”

    - Sam
  • “I hired Doug Norwood to defend me on criminal mischief charges and possession of instrument of crime charges. He was fabulous and got all charges dismissed.”

    - Al
  • “Drug Charges Dismissed! Thanks to the hard work of all the Norwood Norwood family. Everything from the fee to the friendliness and the result were fabulous.”

    - Herman
  • “Felony Charges Dropped! Norwood & Norwood are excellent lawyers. I was facing felony drug charges and they were able to get the charges dropped.”

    - Jeff
  • “Felony charge reduced to misdemeanor, no jail! I didn't see any prison or jail time and ended up with only a misdemeanor offense. I am 100% satisfied with Norwood and Norwood and would recommend them to anyone.”

    - Bill
  • “Felony charge dropped! Norwood & Norwood is a great law firm. I was facing a serious felony and Angela Hyde got my charges reduced to a misdemeanor with no jail time, no public service, with minimal fees at a reasonable price.”

    - A.R.B.
  • “I would recommend them to anyone who is facing felony charges. My charges were amended to a misdemeanor and ultimately dismissed.”

    - Jose
  • “I was in serious trouble and could have gone to prison. I didn't have to do any jail and they even got me a misdemeanor rather than a felony. I would absolutely recommend this firm.”

    - Pat
  • “Norwood got my felony charge dismissed. I am so happy because that saved my job and my future and I was so stressed out I could barely breath and am now so happy I am dancing for joy. Thank you thank you thank you”

    - Paul
  • “Felony case reduced to misdemeanor with no jail time served! I had an initial assault charge reduced to harassment, and I didn't have to serve any jail time. The attorneys at Norwood and Norwood worked very hard to ensure the best outcome for me.”

    - Jackson
  • “Felony Dismissed! Norwood and Norwood by far surpassed any expectations. They have always been thorough in their duties and on point with ensuring I was notified and informed of all aspects throughout.”

    - Lee
  • “Felony terroristic threatening charges dismissed! I was charged with a felony against my wife who was pregnant. My attorney was able to get get the no contact order amended so that I could be with my wife when my daughter was born.”

    - Jamie
  • “Felony Revoke Dismissed! I thought that I was in jail for 2 years on the revoke. Luckily I found this firm and they were able to work with the Prosecutor to get them to completely dismiss the revoke.”

    - Rambo
  • “Felony Sex Assault Dismissed! My attorneys believed me from the beginning and were willing to take my case all the way to a jury trial and we WON!!”

    - Robin
  • “Felony case - Great Attorney! Throughout the entire process facing this felony charge, i was given peace and a sense of security while the Norwood team took the steps necessary for the best possible outcome.”

    - Jennifer
  • “Did a really great job with my up coming case fighting a felony charge dropped to a misdemeanor.”

    - Nathan
  • “Got my drug charges DISMISSED! I was charged with a drug charge and I was on parole so I was super scared that I was going to go to prison. Norwood got the drug charges dismissed and I am so grateful.”

    - Tony
  • “Best lawyers hands down! I hired Norwood & Norwood not too long ago to help me fight a drug charge against me that I knew could carry long term effects. Norwood ended up clearing me of my charges and they were able to keep my record clean!”

    - Carol
  • “WOW! Great results! I hired Norwood on 2 cases and was super happy. He was able to get the most serious charge dismissed all together and then the other charge was kept off my record and I didn’t even have to go to court.”

    - Larry
  • “WOW! Great results. I hired Norwood on 2 cases and was super happy. He was able to get the most serious charge dismissed all together and then the other charge was kept off my record and I didn’t even have to go to court.”

  • “My 6 year-old daughter was with me at the time so he ticketed me for reckless driving, improper passing on the shoulder and endangering the welfare of a minor. Norwood was able to get the charges for endangering dismissed.”

    - Asron
  • “Awesome! The best! I have used his services a few times and he is simply the best. He has all kinds of awards and is known for some historical cases won in court. If you want the best ask for Doug.”

    - Lance
  • “They kept me out of jail! The prosecutor wanted me to do 10 days in jail and Doug Norwood and his staff of lawyers kept me out of jail two separate times. They are great at their jobs and easy to work with.”

    - Caitlin
  • “Public Intoxication Dismissed! Was charged with public intoxication and I was very worried about my record. I am going to school to be an engineer and did not want to ruin my goals. This firm has helped me in the past and did a great job.”

    - Alex
  • “No JAIL on 35th driving on suspended license! I've used Norwood and Norwood multiple times before and they've always done a good job for me so I hired Norwood to help me. Just like before, they kept me out of jail and made the process easy and efficient.”

    - Bruno
  • “Life saver! I was charged with no interlock device and driving on a suspended license. Got one dismissed and no jail, no public service, no court! I couldn’t be happier.”

    - Chris
  • “Got my public intox DISMISSED! I was very worried that it would affect my job and my life. He got it dismissed! I am so thankful and would highly recommend him and his firm. The fee was very reasonable and I couldn’t be happier.”

    - Scott
  • “Saved my life! I had a great experience and an amazing result with the Team at Norwood and Norwood. They were always compassionate, honest and professional. They were also excellent communicators, always keeping me informed of the process and next steps.”

    - John
  • “Norwood is a great attorney! I have used Doug Norwood for three different cases over the years. He has always done an outstanding job. His fees and payment plans have always been wonderful and he and his entire staff treated me with friendliness and kindne”

    - Ed
  • “Norwood is spectacular. I was charged with domestic violence and he got my charge dismissed. I am beyond happy and would recommend to anyone who has a crime charge.”

    - Wade
  • “20 STARS IF I COULD! His fees are always reasonable and they let me make payments. The latest case that is just finished is a Domestic Battery and will be dismissed. Great job and thank you.”

    - Mike
  • “DOMESTIC BATTERY DISMISSED! My domestic battery was dismissed and my criminal mischief was kept off my record. I didn’t have to go to court at all and I couldn’t be happier with the result.”

    - Kara
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  • Nearly 100 Years of Combined Experience
  • More than 25,000 Charges Won or Dismissed
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