ARLENE VIOLET - Expungement laws need no changes

ARLENE VIOLET - Expungement laws need no changes

A former lawbreaker who was guilty of marijuana and cocaine possession and a car theft over two decades ago asked lawmakers to pass a bill to wipe out his crimes. The actual legislation sponsored by state Sen. Harold Metts, a Democrat representing Providence, would allow expungement of multiple crimes including extortion, witness tampering, and assault with a dangerous weapon if the offense occurred 20 years ago.

The law should stay as it is.