Starting October 1, 2017, more criminal offenses will be eligible for expungement in Maryland. These include guilty findings for misdemeanors. MarylandExpungement.com will be able to expunge more criminal records. If you want to expunge your criminal record online, the easiest way is to use MarylandExpungement.com. Take the free expungement eligibility test to find out if your case can be expunged.
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New Expungement Law in Maryland October 2017
So what is the new expungement law in Maryland? The new expungement law in Maryland was passed in 2016 and will be enacted on October 1, 2017. After October 1, 2017, MarylandExpungement.com (MDE) will be able to expunge even more criminal cases for clients. The new expungement law in Maryland will allow for even more criminal cases to be expunged. This will include cases where the individual was found “guilty” of certain crimes. For a list of the new crimes, check our out blog post on the crimes that can be expunged in October 2017.
When Can I Expunge 2nd-Degree Domestic Assault in Maryland?
The new expungement rule in Maryland for second degree assault involving domestic violence is a little different. Expungement for a violation of Second Degree Assault that was an offense classified as a domestically related under §6-233 of the Criminal Procedure Article may not be filed earlier than 15 years after the person satisfies the sentence or sentences imposed for all convictions for which expungement is requested, including parole, probation, or mandatory supervision
Criminal Convictions That Are Now Eligible for Expungement
Starting on October 1, 2017, the following criminal offenses will be eligible for expungement under the new Maryland law, even if the Defendant was found guilty. That means, if a Defendant was convicted or these misdemeanors, they can still be expunged.
Alcoholic Beverage Crimes Eligible for Expungement After 10/1/2017
Commercial Law Crimes Eligible for Expungement in Maryland
Commercial Law Article 14-1915
Commercial Law Article 14-2902
Commercial Law Article 14-2903
Criminal Procedure Crimes Eligible for Expungement After 10/1/2017
Criminal Procedure Article 5-211 – Failure to surrender after forfeiture of bail or recognizance
Guilty Findings for Criminal Laws in Maryland that Can Be Expunged after October 1, 2017
After October, 1, 2017, you will be able to expunge the following criminal crimes, even if you were found guilty. TO have your record expunged in Maryland, visit MarylandExpungement.com. All the legal work is done online, no need to visit a lawyer or pay exorbitant fees to have your record expunged.
Criminal Law 12-102 – Betting, wagering, gambling, etc.
Criminal Law 12-103 – Playing certain games
Criminal Law 12-104 – Gaming device, or building, vessel, or place for gambling
Criminal Law 12-105 – Gambling on vessel or building or other structure on or over water within the State
Criminal Law 12-109 – Prearrangement or predetermination of horse race results
Criminal Law 12-203- Sales and draw of lottery devices
Criminal Law 12-204 – Location of sales or barter of lottery devices
Criminal Law 12-205 – Possession of lottery devices and records
Criminal Law 12-302 – Possession or operation of slot machine
Election Law crimes that can be expunged after October 1, 2017
Election Law 13-401 – Authority Line
Election Law 13-602 – False statements or entry
Election Law 16-201 – Offenses relating to voting
Family Law crimes that can be expunged after October 1, 2017 in Maryland
Family Law 4-509 – Fail to Comply with Protective Order
Health General Laws that can be expunged in Maryland after 10/1/2017
Health – General Article 18-215
Human Services Crimes that can be expunged in Maryland after 10/1/2017
Human Services Article 4-411
Human Services Article 4-2005
Insurance Crimes that Can Be Expunged After 10/1/2017
Insurance Article 27-403
Insurance Article 27-404
Insurance Article 27-405
Insurance Article 27-406
Insurance Article 27-406.1
Insurance Article 27-407
Insurance Article 27-407.1
Insurance Article 27-407.2
Public Safety Crimes in Maryland That Can Be Expunged, Even if Guilty
Public Safety Article 5-307
Public Safety Article 5-308
Public Safety Article 6-602
Public Safety Article 7-402
Public Safety Article 14-114
Real Property Crimes in Maryland Eligible for Expungement after 10/1/2017
Real Property Article 7-318.1
Real Property Article 7-509
Real Property Article 10-507
Maryland State Government Crimes Eligible for Expungement After 10/1/2017
The New Maryland Expungement law takes effect on October 1, 2017.
State Government Article 9-124
Tax – General Crimes Eligible for Expungement in Maryland After 10/1/2017
Tax – General Article 13-1001
Tax – General Article 13-1004
Tax – General Article 13-1007
Tax – General Article 13-1024
Maryland Common Law Offenses Eligible for Expungement After 10/1/2017
Common Law Offense of Affray
Common Law Offense of Rioting
Common Law Offense of Criminal Contempt
Common Law Offense of Hindering
An attempt, a conspiracy or solicitation of any of the offenses listed above
How Long Until You Can File for An Expungement of A Guilty Misdemeanor?
An expungement for the above listed crimes, except Assault Second Degree and domestically related crimes, may not be filed earlier than 10 years after the person satisfies the sentence or sentences imposed for all convictions for which expungement is requested, including parole, probation, or mandatory supervision.
An expungement for a violation of §3-203 (Second Degree Assault) of the Criminal Law Article or for an offense classified as a domestically related crime under §6-233 of the Criminal Procedure Article may not be filed earlier than 15 years after the person satisfies the sentence or sentences imposed for all convictions for which expungement is requested, including parole, probation, or mandatory supervision.
How Do I File for Expungement of These Crimes?
The easiest and fastest way is to use MarylandExpungement.com. You complete a 2 minute questionnaire, if eligible, make payment and a Maryland expungement attorney will complete all the paperwork for you. All the legal documents will be drafted and all court costs will be paid.
How long Does an Expungement Take?
After the paperwork is filed by MarylandExpungement.com, the expungement process takes approximately 90 days to complete for all jurisdictions except Baltimore City. Baltimore City can take up to 6 months for the expungement process to be completed.
There is no way to fast track or speed up the expungement process. The expungements are processed by the Clerk of Court for each jurisdiction.