Version 2.2 Released on 4-18-16

Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use

1. MDLegalApps, LLC Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

1. Maryland Case Search Terms

You agree to allow MDLegalApps, LLC to access the Maryland Case Search website on your behalf to collect information relating to your case.

In Maryland, laws exist to ensure that state government is open and that the public has access to appropriate records and information in its possession. At the same time, both state and federal laws provide exceptions that serve various needs, including the privacy of individuals. While much information is made available to the public through this site, some information may be restricted or require registration to obtain. All of the information collected at this site becomes a public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists. The information available through the Maryland Judiciary Case Search (MDJCS) database may be limited in SCOPE (extent of information available), HISTORY (years of available information), TIME (how quickly information is updated), and RELIABILITY (general accuracy of information). I. Scope of Information Information is available on all civil, traffic, and criminal cases in the state. This information includes defendant name, city and state, case number, date of birth, plaintiff name (civil cases only), trial date, charge, and case disposition. II. Historical Information All information contained in the MDJCS database originates in the individual counties where the case is filed, and is available for the period that each county has maintained an automated case management system. The amount of historical information may vary by county based on when an automated case management system was deployed in that county and how the system has evolved. III. Timeliness of Information MDJCS case data is updated regularly, with these limitations: i. Information originating or maintained within the Circuit Courts and District Courts of all Maryland counties, is available at the approximate time that it is entered in the records of the court. IV. Reliability of Information This site reflects the electronic record of the cases presented and may not always reflect the information maintained within the official case file. The data may not be reliable in the sense that further action may occur in the case that would affect the record. If you believe information provided is inaccurate, please send written notice to the court where the original record was created or filed. For courthouse locations and contact information, please visit: Circuit Court Locations: http://mdcourts.gov/circuit/directory.html District Court Locations: http://mdcourts.gov/district/directories/courtmap.html Note: Requests for corrections will not be accepted by telephone. The Maryland Judiciary, its agencies, officers, or employees do not guarantee the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information contained in this system. Users rely on this information at their own risk.

2. Use License

  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on MDLegalApps's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
    1. modify or copy the materials;
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on MDLegalApps's web site;
    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
    5. transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.
  2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by MDLegalApps, LLC at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

  1. The materials on MDLegalApps's web site are provided "as is". MDLegalApps, LLC makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, MDLegalApps, LLC does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
  2. By using the site in any manner you agree not to hold MDLegalApps's, LLC or any member of MDLegalApp's, LLC liable for any determination of expungability or any form obtained from this site. You agree to make all decisions based on expungability by your own legal determination. This tool should not be relied on as an attorney but merely as a time saving aid. Reviewing legal forms with an attorney before filing is always advised.
  3. A record of all cases searched and the case information therein is saved on our servers to improve reliability.
  4. This site is not and should not be used as an attorney. Any information given is not legal advice and should not be relied on as legal advice.

4. Limitations

In no event shall MDLegalApps, LLC or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on MDLegalApps's Internet site, even if MDLegalApps, LLC or a MDLegalApps, LLC authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on MDLegalApps's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. MDLegalApps, LLC does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. MDLegalApps, LLC may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. MDLegalApps, LLC does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

MDLegalApps, LLC has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by MDLegalApps, LLC of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

MDLegalApps, LLC may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to MDLegalApps's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.

9. Warranty

This warranty only applies to single case purchases. Not to any account holders. The warranty will refund the $9.99 purchase price if your expungement petition is rejected by the Courts. In order to qualify for a refund, the website www.mdexpungement.com must have given the result of "Likely Expungeable". The purchaser must have also followed instructions regarding where and how to file. The warranty does not extend to rejections by the Court for errors made by the Purchaser (i.e. failing to pay the court filing fee or failing to file properly). The warranty also does not extend to rejections by the Court made for a reason not related to the particular case. For instance, if the purchaser has a pending criminal matter, the purchaser cannot file any expungement petitions. We warn the purchaser of potential reasons your petition may be rejected that are outside of our control on the download page.

Once the forms for a case are purchased, they will be available to reprint for as long as the case is accessible on the Maryland Case Search website. Once the case is removed from case search, our system will not be able to reach it, and therefore cannot reprint the forms.

10. Liability

All users of the site release forever MDLegalApps, LLC. and any employees of MDLegalApps, LLC. from any legal actions relating to your expungement. It is impossible for this program to analyze whether there will be any ancillary detrimental effects to expungement. All visitors of the site are responsible for reviewing their own situation and making the decision to go forward with expungement. If you have any questions as to whether expungement is right for you, please contact an attorney before filing your petitions.

11. Change of Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions at any time. It is necessary to check the version number of the terms and conditions, each time you visit the site to see if content has changed.

Attorney Representation

We do not and cannot provide legal representation to ANY user of the site. We are not your attorney and all output from this site is generated by a computer program without being analyzed by an attorney. At no point is an attorney-client relationship formed between any user of the site and any member of MDLegalApps, LLC. Always review the information generated by this website and only use the information generated by this website if you have independently concluded the information is correct.

Email

We may from time to time email you about updates to the website, expungement related news, volunteer/pro-bono opportunities, specific problems related to a case you searched if there was an error, and funding requests.

Data Scraping

Data scraping or any automated way to pull information from this site is prohibited and a violation of the terms of service. We do have an API for certain users. If you are interested please contact us at contact@mdexpungement.com.

Use of Software

The tools available on this website may only be used to help expunge criminal records for yourself or for assisting someone else in expunging their records. Under no circumstances should these tools be used to perform background checks for employment or any other reason, except directly related to expungement purposes. Any such use is a direct violation of the terms of use.

Regular Account

You MUST be an attorney, a paralegal, a law clerk, or a law student in order to create either account. MDLegalApps reserves the right to change, modify, or remove features from the regular free accounts at will and without notice.

Only 1 person is authorized to use each regular account. Each user must have thier own account. The account may not be shared and doing so violates these terms and conditions and could result in cancellation of your account and potential legal action.

Pro Account

Upgrading from a regular account to a pro account entitles the user to the features listed on the account page under pro account features. Excluding the features marked as "Coming Soon". MDLegalApps will attempt to keep services running smoothly. However, some features may have to be taken offline for fixing or modification. This may include modifications in features.

If you choose to cancel your pro account you will not be pro-rated for the remaining time left on your subscription.

Only 1 person is authorized to use the Pro-Account. Each user must have their own account. The account may not be shared and doing so violates these terms and conditions and could result in cancellation of your account and potential legal action.

Free Account Through Volunteering

If you volunteer with Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) by taking expungement cases pro-bono you may be eligible for a free upgraded account. Volunteering does not guarantee an upgraded account and all decisions to upgrade are made on an individual basis. Upgraded accounts are not indefinate and length of upgraded accounts may vary. MDLegalApps reserves the right to downgrade any free upgraded account at any time without notice. For more information contact us at contact@mdexpungement.com.

Name Search and Tracking Number Search

There are limitations to the search features. The name search feature and tracking number search feature can only check against cases collected by the website. Currently, only Baltimore City and Baltimore County are checked against. This collection is also limited to District and Circuit Court cases, not traffic or other civil cases. While we make the best attempt to collect all the cases in our database, there may have been some that were missed due to error. Therefore, the results from the name search or tracking number search should never be treated as 100% accurate. You should always do you own searches and come to your own conclusions.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.