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How long do you have to wait to get your record expunged?

Criminal Defense Lawyer S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq.

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How long do you have to wait to get your record expunged?

It depends on the classification of the crime. See below for a breakdown of expungement waiting periods:

  • Domestic violence – Three years
  • Misdemeanor – Five years
  • Deferred sentences (Plead of: Guilt or Nolo Contendere) – Five years
  • Felony – 10 years

To read more about the expungement process, eligibility and laws go to the Rhode Island Expungement page.

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