Massachusetts state courts keep records of what happens in every criminal case. These records are called CORI - Criminal Offender Record Information.
People with CORI have rights.
- Seal misdemeanors in 3 years,
- Seal felonies in 7 years,
- Resisting arrest convictions can be sealed,
- Felony larceny threshold is $1,200. This means if your larceny conviction is for less than $1,200 it may be sealed in 3 years,
- After you seal, you can say you have "no record" when applying for housing and occupational licenses, not just when applying for jobs, and
- Some juvenile and adult expungement are now available
Keep track the latest CORI Reform news you need to know. Check CORI Alerts regularly.