I received a PBJ for my Maryland DUI, can it be expunged?

If you recieve a PBJ (“probation before judgment”) for a DUI in Maryland, it cannot be expunged. When you receive a PBJ for a Maryland DUI or DWI case, it is unlike receiving a PBJ for a criminal case. In a Maryland criminal case, you may be eligible for expungement within three years of receiving the PBJ. Unfortunately, if you receive a PBJ for a DUI or DWI in Maryland, you do not have the same rights.

However, the PBJ will not show up on your traffic record, but will appear on a private “PBJ record” that is only available to you and the judge. Keep in mind that a PBJ is NOT considered a conviction in Maryland and no points are assessed.

If you are facing a Maryland DUI, it is important to contact an experienced Maryland DUI or DWI attorney BEFORE you plead guilty or consider accepting a PBJ.