RI Expungement Blog

Discussing current issues involving the expungement of Rhode Island criminal records while providing insight and assistance those seeking expungement.

Great Article Detailing "The Joy of a Clean Slate"

One of the pleasures of assisting Clients through difficult junctures is the light at the end of the tunnel.  Fortunately for our Client's, Rhode Island has relatively liberal expungement laws allowing those charged and in some cases convicted of criminal misdemeanors and felonies to have their criminal records sealed and expunged.

As was the case recently in Maryland, each year Rhode Island tweaks the expungement laws to allow individuals to expunge more records and, in some cases, to have them expunged in a faster period of time.  If you have a criminal case on your record, give us a call today so that we can provide you with a no obligation, free expungement consultation.  We are available 24/7 at 401-228-8271 or via email at mm@matthewtmarin.com.

Please find a link to the Baltimore Sun Article titled "The Joy of a Clean Slate" below:


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RI House Approves Bill that would Ban Public Disclosure of Decriminalized Marijuana Possession Charges

Earlier this month the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved a bill that would clarify the treatment of adult violations of Rhode Island civil violations of the marijuana law.  At conflict is whether to treat civil violations of possession of one ounce or less of marijuana as a publicly available "conviction" or to seal them from public view.

The prevailing view, prior to the introduction of the House bill, was that these civil violations were not publicly available records.  However, conflicting statutory provisions put that interpretation in doubt.  In an effort to clarify the situation and end all doubt, the House bill would seal first and second offense civil violations for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana from public disclosure.  The bill now requires passage in the Senate prior to becoming law.

To read the full article as covered by Katherine Gregg in the Providence Journal, follow this link:  http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20150505/NEWS/150509566/13764


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