Overview Description

All records related to the arrest, detention, apprehension, and disposition of juveniles are sealed upon final disposition of the case or upon completion of any sentence. R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 14-1-64; 14-1-6.1.

Ineligible Category or Citation

This section does not apply to records in cases where a minor has been tried and convicted as an adult. R.I. Gen. Laws § 14-1-64..

Procedure General

The procedure is automatic. See R.I. Gen. Laws 14-1-6.1 for more details.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


All records shall be withheld from public inspection but may be inspected on request by the juvenile, the juvenile's guardian, or the attorney for the juvenile. R.I. Gen. Laws § 14-1-64.

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