Overview Description

Records relating to specified low-level offenses can be expunged by the court three years after sentence completion or a finding of not criminally responsible. Md. Code Ann., Crim. Proc. § 10-105(a)(9)-(10), (c)(6)-(7).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court in which the proceeding began or the court to which it was transferred, if applicable. The court can grant a petition for expungement at any time on a showing of good cause. Md. Code Ann., Crim. Proc. § 10-105(c)(8). For the specific procedure, see Md. Code Ann., Crim. Proc. § 10-105 et seq.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The records are removed from public inspection. Md. Code Ann., Crim. Proc. § 10-101(d), (e).

Forms

For information regarding expunging a criminal record in Maryland, visit this site.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed three years after sentence completion or a finding of not criminally responsible.

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