The Rhode Island Supreme Court has handed down a significant opinion to the challenges facing probation individuals and getting their records/BCI cleared up via sealing of records.  The Court held that there is a distinct recognition that nolo pleas followed by probation only are not convictions for purposes of the sealing of records statute.  Therefore any subsequent dismissed action is subject to the sealing provisions provided in by RI Gen. Laws.  See Opinion at: State v. Poulin