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AACPLL FAQs > Expungement


The following is a list of resources available in the Law Library. It is not exhaustive and is intended only to provide background information for library patrons. It should not be regarded as legal advice.


(See also Maryland Court Records)


UPCOMING CLINIC - JUNE 3, 2022: https://happeningnext.com/event/expungement-clinic-eid4snvqwk0lm1 


Expungement Clinic at Life of Victory. Please register and complete the paperwork in advance. Please bring a state ID.
About this Event

This event begins at 12PM and ends at 3PM.

Once your paperwork is completed, please email your documents to expungement@mdrrc.org

LINK to *PAPERWORK*: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zzk2sxuqjmk1c7u/AAAWc6R-qE2Evibiknhg7jy8a?dl=0 

Also, if you have any outstanding warrants, please ask us about the Sheriffs department voluntary warrant safe surrender program. (This is information ONLY, no actions will be taken on this day.)

If you have questions, please call us at 410-429-0107 or email us at expungement@mdrrc.org.




(Also available in the library.)



CH680 (SB201) Criminal Procedure - Expungement of Records, any police record, court record, or other record maintained by the state or a political subdivision of the state relating to the charging of a crime or a civil offense under §  5–601(c)(2)(ii) of the criminal law article, including a must–appear violation of the transportation article, shall be expunged 3 years after a disposition of the charge if no charge in the case resulted in a  disposition other than:

(1) Acquittal; 

(2) Dismissal; 

(3) Not guilty; or 

(4) Nolle prosequi, except nolle prosequi with a requirement of drug or alcohol treatment.


JIS NOTICE - Case Search Changes due to 2020 Legislation: 

Pursuant to HB1336/SB761 (CH31) of the 2020 regular session, expungements are expanded to include 4th degree burglary offenses. (see MD CODE 10-110 (a)(1)(ix)) 

Additionally, criminal/traffic charges where the disposition is acquitted, dismissed, nolle prosequi, or not guilty will be automatically suppressed from Maryland Case Search. (see MD CODE CRIM PROC 10-401) If all charges on a case qualify by disposition, the entire case will be suppressed. If a case contains non-qualifying charges, those charges will be displayed in Case Search. Missing charge numbers are deliberate and reflect the charge removal(s) of some of the charges on a case.

Be aware that this bill requires JIS to remove the charges from Case Search only. The charges/cases are not “expunged.” Non-qualifying charges will remain in our case management systems, Secure Case Search, MDEC Record Search and MDEC public kiosks. Justice partners including Public Safety and Motor Vehicles Administration will not remove the charges from their records. This change will generate inquiries from the public. The disparity between Case Search and court records is due to the mandate in HB1336/SB761 (CH31) of the 2020 regular session. Case updates to Case Search have begun. Circuit Court cases will be completed by Monday. District Courts cases will begin on Monday and will be completed by May 15, 2021. 



     (Minor traffic violations except for section on transit facilities found at 7-705 (B)(6) .)

















Article:  Court of Appeals_ MVA can use expunged records _ Maryland Daily Record.pdf





New Expungement Form 9/2021


(Effective 10/1/2021) CC-DC-CR-072C: Petition For Expungement Of Records Acquittal, Dismissal, Not Guilty, Or Nolle Prosequi (Less Than 3 Years Has Passed Since Disposition)


New Expungement Forms 12/2018


The CC-DC-CR-072 A should be used for the expungement of acquittal, dismissal, probation before judgment, nolle pros, stet, and certain not criminally responsible dispositions. There will be no filing fee for these dispositions.

The CC-DC-CR-072 B should be used for the expungement of eligible guilty dispositions. The filing fee for guilty dispositions is $30.












MVLS expungement attorney training videos explain the process and the changes in the law:





  • Maryland Expungement App (designed by former Legal Aid attorney and current MVLS staff attorney, Matthew Stubenberg http://www.mdexpungement.com/















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