Arkansas Court Records
Court records of statewide felony convictions where the person has been sentenced to serve time at a state agency since
1987. Results may show the defendants name, date of birth, identification number race, sex, height, weight,
county, date of crime, charges and sentence.
About Arkansas Courts:
Arkansas Supreme Court generally has only appellate jurisdiction, meaning it typically hears cases that are appealed
from trial courts. The Arkansas Supreme Court also has general superintending control over all inferior courts of
law and equity. Until this year, Arkansas remained one of the few states with separate courts for law (circuit court)
and for equity (chancery court).
There is no right of appeal from the Arkansas Court of Appeals to the Arkansas Supreme Court. However, opinions decided by the
Arkansas Court of Appeals may be reviewed by the Arkansas Supreme Court on application by a party to the appeal, upon certification of
the Arkansas Court of Appeals, or if the Arkansas Supreme Court decides the case is one that should have originally been assigned to it.
Circuit courts are general jurisdiction trial courts. Effective January 1, 2002, circuit courts consist of five subject matter
divisions: criminal, civil, probate, domestic relations, and juvenile.
District courts, formerly known as municipal courts, exercise county-wide jurisdiction over misdemeanor cases, preliminary felony
cases, and civil cases in matters of less than $5,000. A small claims division of district court provides a forum in which citizens
represent themselves to resolve minor civil matters. The city courts operate in smaller communities where district courts do not
exist and exercise city-wide jurisdiction.