Can I expunge my Maryland traffic record?
If you are applying or currently work in a job that requires a clean Maryland driving record, it may be in your best interest to attempt to expunge some of those old Maryland traffic tickets.
Of course, before you are able to expunge your Maryland traffic record, you have to be eligible.
According the the Maryland MVA website,
The MVA will automatically expunge your driver record 3 years after your conviction, if the following criteria are met:
- You have not been convicted of another moving violation or criminal offense involving a motor vehicle during the previous 3 years; and,
- Your driver’s license has never been suspended or revoked; and,
- You have never been convicted of, or been granted probation before judgment (PBJ) for
- Failing to remain at the scene of an accident resulting in bodily injury or death; or,
- Driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence, or driving impaired; or,
- A violation that is identical to or substantially similar to those listed above
If you meet these conditions, the MVA will automatically expunge your record.
What if you don’t meet these conditions?
You will have to apply through the MVA expungement process. You still may be able to expunge your Maryland driving record, however, it will not be an automatic process and the rules get more complicated.
Should I get help from a Maryland traffic lawyer?
If you are not sure if you are eligible, you may need to consult with an experienced Maryland traffic lawyer to determine if you may be able to expunge your Maryland traffic record. A Maryland traffic attorney will review your traffic record and determine if expungement is possible for you. If so, a traffic lawyer can help you correctly file all of the paperwork to ensure your record will be properly expunged.
Need help? Call me, I’d be happy to assist you in keeping your Maryland traffic record clean.