If you have an arrest record, your records are available for all the world to see. Your employer or future employer, landlords, banks, even family and neighbors can discover all the details of your case, even though you were not convicted.
Depending on the facts of your arrest and disposition, we often are able to expunge or seal your records. Wouldn't it be a relief to keep such a personal matter private and to protect your future?
Contact us for a free evaluation of your case by calling (401) 228-8271
Rhode Island law sets out a procedure for an individual to expunge a record of conviction for a felony or misdemeanor. Under the Rhode Island Expungement Law, an individual may have the right to expunge all court records, all records in the possession of any state or local police department, the bureau of criminal identification and the probation department, including, but not limited to, any fingerprints, photographs, physical measurements, or other records of identification. Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential to discuss expungement of your felony or misdemeanor criminal record. Call us at 401-228-8271 or email us at [email protected] Attorney Matthew T. Marin is a Providence Lawyer who can guide you through the process of expunging your criminal record if you are eligible. We will make every effort to expunge your record of arrest or criminal conviction. Below you can read about Rhode Island's Expungement Laws in greater depth. What is the Purpose of RI Expungement?
If an individual qualifies to have his or her record of criminal conviction expunged, certified copies of the court order are then provided by the Expungement Attorney to the arresting police department, the Department of Attorney General, and to the probation department to give notify them that the record has been ordered expunged. Each agency will then destroy its record leaving the individual with a clear criminal record.
What is the Expungement Process?
Felony Convictions - Section 12-1.3-2(c) - "a person may file a motion for the expungement of records relating to a felony conviction after ten (10) years from the date of the completion of his or her sentence."
Limited to "First Offenders"
Prohibition Against Crimes of Violence
Crime of Violence - Section 12-1.3-1(1) - "'Crime of violence' includes murder, manslaughter, first degree arson, kidnapping with intent to extort, robbery, larceny from the person, first degree sexual assault, second degree sexual assault, first and second degree child molestation, assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to rob, assault with intent to commit first degree sexual assault, burglary, and entering a dwelling house with intent to commit murder, robbery, sexual assault, or larceny."
Call for a Free, Confidential Consultation Today
If you think you are eligible to have your Rhode Island criminal records expunged, contact The Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esq., Inc. today for a free, confidential consultation and discuss your options. Call us now at 401-228-8271 or email us at [email protected].