Essentially, when you expunge your criminal record, it means that it is not accessible to the public. However, certain organizations such as the FBI or ICE may still be able to view it. Additionally, only certain criminal records are eligible for expungement in Maryland.
If you meet the qualifications, you can have your record expunged in Maryland three years after entry of probation before judgment or a stet. If you were convicted of a misdemeanor listed in Md. Code, Criminal Procedure §10–110, you can request to have your record expunged within ten years of your conviction. Marijuana possession charges can be expunged after four years. For assault or a crime listed in Md. Code, Criminal Procedure §6–233, the wait is fifteen years. Cases dismissed or with a not guilty verdict can receive an immediate expungement, provided you sign a document waiving your right to sue the arresting officer or complaining witness.
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