When can I expunge my Maryland criminal record? This is one of the most common questions we hear from people trying to clean up their criminal past. It all depends on the outcome in the case and if there were any conditions with the outcome in the case.
We have put together a list of all the timing issues when it comes to expungement in Maryland. If you want to get your criminal record in Maryland expunged, visit our website at MarylandExpungement.com. It’s an online criminal expungement and shielding service owned and operated by a Maryland expungement attorney Randolph Rice.
No, you cannot file for an expungement in Maryland if you have pending criminal charges. You must resolve those criminal charges before you can file for an expungement in Maryland.
No, the law does not allow for a person to file for an expungement if they are currently on probation. A person must wait until their probation has ended before they can file for an expungement.
An acquittal in Maryland can be expunged as soon as it is entered by the Court. However, a General Waiver and Release is required, otherwise, an individual must wait 3 years before expunging an acquittal.
A dismissal may be expunged as soon as it is entered by the Court. However, a General Waiver and Release is required, otherwise, an individual must wait 3 years before expunging a dismissal.
A criminal charge that is quashed in Maryland may be expunged as soon as it is entered by the Court. However, a General Waiver and Release is required, otherwise, an individual must wait 3 years before expunging a criminal charge that has been quashed.
A charge that is no longer a crime in Maryland can be expunge immediately.
A Probation Before Judgment or PBJ can be expunged if it is no longer a crime in the State of Maryland. A PBJ can also be expunged within 3 years since the disposition or the Defendant has been discharged from probation, whichever is later. However, a PBJ cannot be expunged if the Defendant was convicted or an y crime during the year period immediately following the entry of the probation before judgment. An expungement of a PBJ cannot be filed if the individual is currently pending any charged. Probation before judgment for a DUI or related drunk driving offense cannot be expunged in Maryland.
A nolle prosequi can be expunged in Maryland immediately. However, a General Waiver and Release must be filed, if not, then the Nolle Prosequi cannot be expunged for 3 years.
A criminal charge that is marked Stet in Maryland may be expunged 3 years after the Stet is entered. In addition, the individual may not have any pending criminal charges.
A guilty finding for the following crimes can be expunged in Maryland after 3 years from the conviction or the satisfactory completion of the sentence, including probation, whichever is later and the individual is not now a Defendant in a pending criminal case:
A not criminally responsible crime can be expunged in Maryland 3 years after the individual was found not criminally responsible and the individual is not now a Defendant in any pending criminal case for the following crimes:
If a case was transferred to juvenile Court, the records in the criminal case can be expunged immediately.
If a case was compromised or dismissed pursuant to Criminal Law Article 3-207, which states, “On a pretrial motion of the State, a court may dismiss a charge of assault if: (1) the victim and the defendant agree to the dismissal; and (2) the court considers the dismissal proper.” the case may be expunged 3 years since the disposition.
A pardon can be expunged, as long as it is not a crime of violence in Maryland, 10 years after the Governor signs the pardon and the individual is not now a Defendant in a pending criminal matter.
The easiest way to expunge a criminal record in Maryland is to use MarylandExpungement.com. There you can enter your information, determine if you are eligible for an expungement and complete the process online. All for a flat fee, and all work is done by a Maryland expungement attorney. It’s that easy, just click the Get Started Now button on the home page and soon your criminal past will be gone.