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“Expungement” is a legal procedure. It allows eligible and deserving individuals to have any and all records relating to their criminal charges removed, both from public records and those of law enforcement agencies.
The law provides that any criminal charge, with the exception of a “crime of violence”, is eligible for expungement.
The law defines a “crime of violence” as follows: 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. Anyone convicted of a “crime of violence” is ineligible for “expungement”.
Anyone who is a “first offender” is eligible to have their criminal record expunged. The law defines a “first offender” as follows: a person who has not been previously convicted of or placed on probation for a felony or a misdemeanor and against whom there is no criminal proceeding pending in any court.
If you are seeking legal counsel regarding an Expungement call Rhode Island Expungement Lawyer Susan T. Perkins at (401) 324-2990 to schedule your FREE consultation and see if you’re a candidate for expungement.