How can I erase something from my criminal history?

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How can I erase something from my criminal history?

When I was working for a retail company, I was fired for check fraud. I was writing personal checks that bounced. How can I get this erased so that I can get a better job without fear of this popping up on my background check?

Asked on July 22, 2010 under Criminal Law, Maryland

Answers:

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

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Were you arrested for passing bad checks or were you reported to the credit bureaus by the companies that you wrote the checks to for passing bad checks?  If it is the former then what you want to do is have your record "expunged".

Expungement is the removal of records from public inspection. In Maryland, records may be expunged from Motor Vehicle Administration files, police files, and court and police files. The process must be done through the proper agency. No process expunges the records from all agencies. Each agency will have a set of criteria for allowing expungement.  It may require help from an attorney.  Here is a link to start reviewing the process yourself.  Good luck.

http://www.courts.state.md.us/expungement/


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