Overview Description

Records relating to specified misdemeanor convictions can be expunged by the court 10 years after sentence completion. Md. Code Ann., Crim. Proc. § 10-110(a), (c)(1).

Ineligible Category or Citation

This section applies only to those misdemeanor convictions listed in section 10-110(a), excluding section 3-203 of the Criminal Law Article and offenses classified as domestically related crimes under section 6-233 of this article. Md. Crim. Proc. Code Ann. §10-110 (a), (c)(2).

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. For the specific procedure, see Md. Code Ann., Crim. Proc. § 10-110.

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 10 years after sentence completion.

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