RI Criminal Records
Criminal records also known as police records, summarizes the criminal history of an individual. These records are most commonly used in background checks by potential employers and lending institutions looking to evaluate the credibility of an applicant. In the United States there are three levels of criminal records including local, state and federal records. Criminal records provide a detailed look into a person’s background. The records are not solely used for employment or lending. The records can also be used in reviewing applicants for travel visas, security clearances, adoption and more.
Each level of government maintain and update digital databases of criminal records. Often times these databases enable agencies to share valuable information. In some instances the records are made available to the public. At the federal level, criminal records are much more extensive and detailed. The federal database serves as a centralized hub for smaller agencies on both state and local levels to disseminate their reports to.
Removal of Criminal Records
Once a person has been charged and convicted of a crime there are viable options to have some convictions permanently removed from your criminal record. Convictions and arrests can be removed from a person’s criminal record through the process of expungement. In the state of Rhode Island a first offender is permitted to file a motion for expungement. The filing allows a ten-day period for the appropriate offices to be made aware of the filing and for a concrete date to be assigned to the case within ten days of the filing.
How Can I Have My Mugshots Removed?
In some cases individuals may find that even after their criminal record has been expunged their mugshot is still available for public viewing on the internet. This may cause difficulty when seeking a new place of employment, residence or specific lines of credit. Several private companies offer mugshot listing removal services and will attempt to have your criminal mugshot permanently removed from the public’s view.
How to Request Out-of-State RI Criminal Records
If you require a copy of your records and are out-of-state you must contact the office administrating out-of-state criminal records in the specific state you are requesting the records from. If you are out-of-state and and would like to obtain a copy of your RI criminal records contact:
The Attorney General Bureau of Criminal D Officefederal criminal records
150 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
Rhode Island Criminal Records Attorney
If you’re looking for credible legal counsel regarding your criminal records contact RI Criminal Records Attorney S. Joshua Macktaz. With over two decades of experience in helping clients navigate the process of expungement and other criminal record services Attorney Macktaz has built a solid reputation of delivering results and helping his clients preserve opportunities for their futures. If you’d like to discuss your criminal record options call (401) 861-1155 to schedule your free consultation.