Maryland Volunteer Laywers Service (MVLS) in partnership with the AKA legal sororiety, is hosting an expungement clinic at Largo High School, in Prince George's County on April 16th from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Expungements are free and there is no need to register ahead of time.
Maryland Volunteer Laywers Service (MVLS) in partnership with Jericho City of Praise will be hosting an expungement clinic in PG County. The church is located at 8501 Jericho City Dr, Landover, MD 20785 and the event will take place between 9:00am and 12:00pm.
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If you don't know your case number you can find it on the the Maryland Public Case Search website. If you just want to see how it works type "Example" as the case number.
Your case will be instantly pulled from the Maryland Case Search Website. If your case is expungeable you will have the ability to update any outdated information.
Print, sign, and file the forms with the Courthouse.
Expungement law has many nuances and exceptions but in general, every case EXCEPT ones in which you were found Guilty are expungeable. Certain dispositions like STET and Probation Before Judgement (PBJ) have minimum waiting periods before you can file for expungement.
To learn more about expungement law click here.
Cases in which you were formally charged, except for certain traffic cases, are not automatically expunged. In order to get an expungement you must formally ask the court to expunge your record.
A majority of all criminal cases each year are expungeable. Baltimore City District Courts in 2014 had an expungeable case rate of about 72%. If we use that same rate for all the cases in Maryland it means there were 121,414 expungeable cases created in 2014! Despite all the beneficial reasons to get an expungement, we are still creating more expungeable cases then we are expunging. In 2014 the Baltimore City District Court produced about 19,409 expungeable cases. However, there were only 6,606 expungement petitions filed in Baltimore City District Court. To learn more about expungement statistics click here.
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Most universities require applicants to disclose prior criminal history. After your record has been expunged you do not have to disclose it.
Most landlords will look up a persons record before renting to them.
Having a record can even hurt your ability to get credit.
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A regular account is free to create. It will allow you to search cases for free and use the bulk feature. You can purchase a PRO-Account for $29.99. Giving you greater access to our advanced name/tracking number search features, as well as more bulk searches.
There will be a $9.99 fee for the forms necessary to expunge a case. You only have to pay once per case. After that you may return to this site and re-print the forms for free.
Warranty: We will refund your full purchase price if your expungement petition is rejected by the Courts. See the Terms and Conditions for additional details.
The Court charges a $30 filing fee for each expungement petition (each case), unless your disposition was a Not Guilty. If you received a Not Guilty there is no filing fee.
Automatic record expungement was the idea of Matthew Stubenberg, Esq. the President of Maryland Legal Apps, LLC. The website creates a simple and efficient way to determine the expungability of a case and to automatically fill out the necessary forms.
Matthew Stubenberg is now the IT Director at the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.
A special thanks to Phil Smith for programming assistance and Mary-Denise Davis with the Office of the Public Defender.