Overview Description

Records relating to a case resulting from wrongful arrest or mistaken identity can be sealed by the court. R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-1-12.1(a).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in court. For the specific procedure, see R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-1-12.1.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The court records are sealed. R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-1-12.1(c).

Forms

For information on how to file a petition to expunge a record in Rhode Island, visit here.

Waiting Periods

There is no statutory language regarding a waiting period.

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