Under Maryland law, there is a certain category of crimes that can be expunged from you record (even if it resulted in a conviction). That’s right, if you were found guiltyof any of these “nuisance” crimes, you still may be able to erase the convictions from public inspection. Just because a crime is “minor” or simply carries a fine only, it can still create a Maryland criminal record for you. Unfortunately, even a conviction for a minor Maryland crime will show up on a background check and may stop you from obtaining a security clearance, employment, and any number of other things.
For a list of these crimes, check out Guide To Expungement Nuisance Crimes.
I’m a Maryland criminal defense attorney and know how important a clean record can be to your life. In my practice, I help people keep their record clean. If you need help, please contact me. I’m an experienced Maryland expungement attorney who has offices in both Silver Spring, Maryland and Greenbelt, Maryland, but I practice throughout the state.