Expunge my criminal record under Rhode Island law ATTENTION: All in-person expungement events have been postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We can still help! Contact our office to determine your eligibility for expungement/sealing of criminal records by submitting an online form here. What is expungement? Expungement is the process by which a record of criminal conviction is destroyed or sealed from the court record. An expungement order directs the court to treat the criminal conviction as if it had never occurred, essentially removing it from your criminal record. Why would I have my record expunged? Expungement can help provide relief from the adverse effects of a criminal record on your ability to obtain employment, housing, or other necessities of life. Eligibility: Only certain criminal arrests or convictions, including some misdemeanor crimes and certain non-violent felonies, may be eligible for expungement. Eligibility is dependent on a variety of factors. Let us help you determine your eligibility for expungement/sealing of criminal records: To find out if you are eligible for expungement, fill out our online form here.