This series is just a small sampling of the new laws enacted by the 2017 Legislative Session. If you are someone looking to expunge your own record, please ues this website and not this new tool. The Maryland State Law Library, a court-related agency of the Maryland Judiciary, sponsors this site. Ginina Stevenson coordinated the event and also provided legal assistance. Do you prefer paper sources? There will be no filing fee for these dispositions. Expunge Directly In Case Search! Lawyers are available Tuesdays 9:30am — 1pm and the first Thursday of the month 5 pm—7:30 pm.
Maryland's Expungement Laws provide a limited tool for most persons with criminal histories. In Maryland, laws exist to ensure that state government is open and that the public has access to appropriate records and information in its possession. That will bring up a little window, explaining whether the case is likely eligible or not. Anything prior to the conviction was permanently on the record. Pro Account Upgrading from a regular account to a pro account entitles the user to the features listed on the account page under pro account features.
Expungement is a good tool for someone who has never been convicted, or who has been convicted only of a nuisance crime. Wazenski and David Mitchell, who were able to help 4 people to determine if their charges could be removed from their record and prepare the paperwork if they were. In addition, the Maryland Courts website includes information on and a. Our new tool allows you to expunge cases and determine eligibility directly in Maryland's Judiciary Case Search. We are not your attorney and all output from this site is generated by a computer program without being analyzed by an attorney.
All of the information collected at this site becomes a public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists. Despite all the beneficial reasons to get an expungement, we are still creating more expungeable cases then we are expunging. The account may not be shared and doing so violates these terms and conditions and could result in cancellation of your account and potential legal action. Mid-Shore Pro Bono is a legal services provider for Kent, Queen Anne's, Caroline, Talbot and Dorchester counties. Having expungable criminal cases on record can impact a person's ability to access employment, housing, and education and can negatively impact their credit.
Each user must have thier own account. These changes will go into effect October 1, 2018. Mary Ellen Barbera, chief judge on the Maryland Court of Appeals, and Attorney General Brian Frosh made remarks on the importance of pro bono and the positive impact it has on our communities. Every Wednesday , from 11:00 a. At the same time, both state and federal laws provide exceptions that serve various needs, including the privacy of individuals. For more information contact us at contact mdexpungement.
Matthew Stubenberg, provided a training review in the use of the expungement app, , that he developed. Celebrate Pro Bono Award Recipients The Hon. Baltimore City District Courts in 2014 had an expungeable case rate of about 72%. While much information is made available to the public through this site, some information may be restricted or require registration to obtain. By signing an attorney for that organization represents that the petitioner falls within certain financial guidelines, making them eligible for a waiver of the filing fee. For example, a drug possession charge that was Steted in 2001 cannot be expunged if the petitioner was convicted in 2005 of theft. Always review the information generated by this website and only use the information generated by this website if you have independently concluded the information is correct.
To learn more about expungement statistics. It should also be noted that the unit rule technically applies to all charges arising from the same act. Our income guidelines, which is 50% of Maryland median income, can be found here:. Free legal help is available. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk. Did you receive a letter from the city about Tax Sale? This Project is sponsored by Civil Justice and Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service with support from the Department of Housing and Community Development.
General Waiver and Release Form The General Waiver and Release is required in all expungement cases where the disposition is less than three years old. Sullivan You have a few criminal charges on your record that are causing havoc on your life. With the changes to the expungement law on October 1, we are especially grateful for access to the presented by Matthew Stubenberg. It is hoped that this will be a recurring event. Click the new blue Mdexpungement button on the top right of your Chrome Browser.
Please contact myself Kelsey Richards, Volunteer Coordinator at 443-451-3086 or or our Deputy Director, Susan Francis, at 443-451-4084 or to discuss how to connect with our program and better serve clients. . You agree to make all decisions based on expungability by your own legal determination. Therefore, the results from the name search or tracking number search should never be treated as 100% accurate. Thanks to Associates, Alex Montanio, Bryan Mull and Chase Tweel, and two assistants, Connie Horan and Phyllis Henderson for their great work! Was there a major issue from the 2018 session that was not covered in this series? Under no circumstances should these tools be used to perform background checks for employment or any other reason, except directly related to expungement purposes. If you have any questions as to whether expungement is right for you, please contact an attorney before filing your petitions. This means background searches should not be able to find the case and the case is removed from the Maryland Public Case Search Website.