This guide provides questions and answers about CORI including:
what is CORI and how to get it
immigrants and CORI sealing
CORI self audits
after your records are sealed
use of sealed records in later court cases
federal jobs and the FBI
private background checks
expungement and correcting CORI mistakes
sealing cases in federal court or other states
It also includes two appendices: CORI resources for low income people and relevant forms.
This information relates to Massachusetts state court criminal records and Massachusetts law in effect on March 12, 2013. It has been updated in August 2014 to reflect the SJC ruling in Commonwealth v. Pon (August 15, 2014) which lowered the burden for sealing of records. New text added on sealing of CWOF's and use of sealed criminal records in court at a sealing hearing after a record is sealed.
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