Criminal Defense Attorney Helping Expungement Criminal Records
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If you have been sentenced to a filing, Rhode Island expungement lawyers can help you expunge it from your record. We understand that a criminal record has the ability to derail your life for years to come. It can impact your job, your home, your family life, and your freedom. Let the Rhode Island expungement lawyers at Abilheira Law help you clear your criminal record and get you the second chance you deserve!
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What is a filing?
In Rhode Island, a filing is a sentence typically given to first-time offenders. A filing is not a criminal conviction. Rather, the case is put aside for a period of one (1) year. If the defendant stays out of trouble during that one (1) year period, the case is immediately eligible for expungement. The defendant will not need to meet the eligibility requirements for a typical expungement.
Expunging a Criminal Offence
A filing should be automatically expunged from your record one (1) year from the date the sentence was imposed. However, with heavy caseloads and busy courthouses, often times it does not happen. Therefore, if you were sentenced to a filing and satisfactorily completed the terms of the filing, you should contact a skilled Rhode Island expungement lawyer to ensure that the proper procedure is followed and the case is removed from your record.
Expunging a Domestic Violence Filing
If you were sentenced to a filing in a domestic violence case, you must wait a period of three (3) years to have the case expunged from your record. After waiting the requisite three years, you should contact an experienced Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer who can file the necessary paperwork and appear in court to argue your Motion.
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