Overview Description

Records relating to a case resulting in an acquittal or otherwise exoneration of the petitioner on all counts, including a dismissal or filing of a no true bill or no information, can be sealed by the court. R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-1-12.1(a).

Ineligible Category or Citation

Persons with any previous felony convictions are not eligible to have a record sealed unless they were acquitted after trial. R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-1-12.1(a).

Procedure General

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


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


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


For more information regarding filing 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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