Overview Description

Records relating to misdemeanor convictions for assault in the second degree or a domestically related offense can be expunged by the court 15 years after sentence completion. Md. Code Ann., Crim. Proc. § 10-110(c)(2).

Ineligible Category or Citation

This section applies only to violations of 3-203 of the Criminal Law Article and domestically related offenses under section 6-2333 of this article. Md. Crim. Proc. Code Ann. § 10-110(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.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


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


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

Waiting Periods

The petition may be filed 15 years after sentence completion.

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