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Can I Expunge A Rhode Island DUI Charge?

Posted by Matthew Marin | Mar 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

A frequent question asked by many people who have been charged drunk driving in Rhode Island is whether they can have the charge expunged.  While Rhode Island has some of the most liberal expungement laws in the Country, not every criminal case can be expunged.  The quickest way to determine if you can have your Rhode Island DUI case can be expunged is to speak with an experienced RI DUI Expungment Lawyer.  To get a prompt evaluation regarding your Rhode Island DUI Expungement question, fill out the contact form on the left hand column of our website (please include your full name, date of birth, and contact phone number):

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Some basic principles that apply in all Rhode Island Expungements:
  • If the DUI Charge was Dismissed, it can be expunged immediately (as long as you have no felony convictions - conviction requires a jail sentence, suspended jail sentence, or a fine)
  • If you were convicted of the DUI Charge, it can be expunged five years from the date of the conviction (as long as you were not sentenced to probation AND you have no other convictions, misdemeanor or felony)
  • If you were convicted of the DUI Charge AND you received probation, it can be expunged five years from the date your probation ended (as long as you have no other convictions, misdemeanor or felony)

 Read what a former expungement client had to say about The Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esquire, Inc.:

"One of the best Lawyers I have ever dealt with, he is honest and efficient with his work. Cleaned up 3 cases at district and 1 at superior . Cleared my records in a timely and professional manner.The location near the court house is convenient, he is quick to reply with his e-mails and keeps you informed of your status and progress. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a trustworthy lawyer in his field of work."
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About the Author

Matthew Marin

My name is Attorney Matthew Marin. I have dedicated my career to defending those charged with criminal offenses throughout Rhode Island. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a criminal offense, we understand that are likely in an unfamiliar situation that can be extremely intimidating and even paralyzing. You may feel as if you do not know where to turn or who to ask for help. Fortunately, you have come to the right place to begin your search for answers and a successful resolution to your situation. We have extensive experience assisting thousands of clients facing drunk driving charges, domestic violence charges, and drug charges throughout Rhode Island.


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