Expungement Reform in Rhode Island

OpenDoors understands that a criminal record can severely limit job and housing opportunities.  We support reasonable expungement reform to help those who can demonstrate that they have been rehabilitiated.

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July 1, 2010 - 12:27pm

by Heather Vail

A bill just passed without the Governor's signature which amends expungement law for some individuals, effective immediately.

If you pleaded guilty or nolocontendre and received a deferred sentence (a no-jail sentence), you are now eligible for full expungement and record sealing following 5 years of good behavior.


Expungement for Prostitution Charges Now Possible After One Year

January 27, 2010 - 3:37pm

by Annelise Grimm

In November 2009, Rhode Island legislators passed a law making prostitution illegal regardless of where it takes place.  First-time offenders are now subject to a misdemeanor and up to six months in prison, or a fine of between $250 and $1,000, or both.


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