If 2 years ago I was given probation for assault, can this record be expunged?

Asked on February 22, 2015 under Criminal Law, Maryland

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Here is the law:

If you have been charged with a crime, including a traffic violation for which a term of imprisonment may be imposed, you may file a petition for expungement if:

  • You were found not guilty
  • The charge was dismissed
  • The charge resulted in probation before judgment (excluding charges of driving while under the influence or driving while impaired)
  • The State's Attorney did not prosecute (Nolle Prosequi) your charge
  • The court indefinitely postponed your case (stet)
  • Your case was compromised (settled)
  • You were convicted of only one non-violent criminal act and you were granted a full and unconditional pardon by the Governor. For a Pardon packet contact the Parole Commission's Office at 410-585-3200
  • Juvenile Waived

So if there was no judgement before you were given probation then the asnwer is yes. 


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