Overview Description

A record relating to charges against a child can be sealed on the court's own motion or by a petition for good cause shown any time before the person reaches 21 years of age. Md. Code Ann., Cts & Jud. Proc. § 3-8A-27(c).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in court where the charges were filed. For the specific procedure, see Md. Code Ann., Cts & Jud. Proc. § 3-8A-27(c).

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

There is no statutory language regarding effect of sealing.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed at any time before the person turns 21.

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