A criminal record is a public record for all the world to see! If your record is public then your future employer, your current employer, your landlord, your neighbors and anyone else who is curious can discover the details of your case, even if you were never convicted of a crime. There are many fee-based services where, for a few dollars, your entire public record can be made available. It is also possible to access the Rhode Island criminal records database and the Massachusetts criminal record database at no charge.
The good news is, certain criminal charges and convictions may be eligible for expungement, essentially sealing your criminal record from public view. At Sheeley Law, LLC, our Rhode Island attorney has extensive experience with expungement cases and is prepared to help you get a clean start in life.
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Depending on the nature of your arrest and any associated criminal charges, expungement, if granted by the court, will remove any mention of the criminal matter from all court records, police department records, probation department records and the bureau of criminal identification.
Rhode Island law has procedures for individuals to expunge their records, and this can include certain felony convictions. Our lawyer can explain whether your record may be eligible for expungement and can help guide you through this process every step of the way.