My question involves criminal records for the state of: Rhode Island
in 2006 I was charged with B/E in Rhode Island. The charges were dismissed (48a) and I have since successfully completed 3 years probation with community service (ended March 2010). It seems that dismissed charges do not count as a conviction, but still show up on criminal background checks. I am trying to find out if I can get these charges expunged or sealed now or if I have to wait 5-10 like you do for convictions.
Thanks a lot for your help.