Rhode Island Expungement
A criminal record follows you through life. Even though you’ve paid the fines and done your time, your criminal record still haunts you. It tarnishes your reputation, makes it difficult to get a job and makes it otherwise difficult to put your past behind you. If you’re looking to clear a criminal record, Rhode Island Defense Lawyer Chad Bank will fight to get it expunged.
An expungement is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as follows:
“Process by which record of criminal conviction is destroyed or sealed from the state or Federal repository.”
Though an expungement deals with a person’s criminal record, its motion is an action in which the person seeking an expungement acts as plaintiffs and asks the court to expunge the records.
To be granted an expungement, certain requirements must first be met. These include:
- A waiting period from when the incident occurred and the expungement
- No intervening incidents
- Having few prior incidents
- The crime of conviction not be of a too serious manner
- All sentence terms have been fulfilled
- No pending proceedings
- Dispoed of the incident without a conviction
- The plaintiff complete probation without incident
Once all requirements are met, the petitioning plaintiff will file the civil lawsuit.
Are DUI charges eligible for “expungement”?
According to the RI DUI laws, any criminal charge that does not involve a crime of violence is eligible for expungement. This includes convictions for Driving Under the Influence. Any individual who has been convicted of a crime of violence or has been convicted on multiple charges is automatically deemed ineligible for expungement.
Having a DUI or other convictions expunged from your record could greatly improve the opportunities for your future. Gaining a clear record increases the possibilities of employment options and a better quality of life for those who have been charged with a criminal offenses. This especially holds true regarding specific industries that the convicted individual may want to explore later in life. If you are applying for a position in any law enforcement agency, childcare facility, teaching certificate or for admission to the legal bar you are required to share the terms of your conviction.
RI DUI Guy, Attorney Chad Bank Esq. has handled the expungement of many cases involving DUI’s. His clients trust him to place his all into their defense and Attorney Chad Bank always rises to their expectation. He has built a solid reputation for results driven strategies and his stellar reputation in the field of DUI convictions & expungements. Call 401-585-8800 to schedule your free consultation with the RI DUI Guy.