- The 2021 legislative session added two charges to the list of eligible convictions: 4th degree burglary and driving with a suspended license. Both follow the ten-year waiting period and all usual prerequisites.
- Important note: New legislation that went into effect Summer 2021 prohibits Maryland Case Search from displaying any charges that resulted in nolle prosequi, acquittal, or dismissal. Cases where all charges resulted in one of these dispositions have been removed from the site entirely. Please see the materials below (‘New Expungement Procedure’) for information about filing expungements under these new rules.
- Expungement Conviction Flow Chart
- Expungement Non-Conviction Flow Chart
- Eligible Convictions
- Incarcerable Traffic Offenses
- List of Nuisance Crimes
- Justice Reinvestment Act
- MDExpungement.com pre-fills required forms and generates complete filings for attorneys to submit to the court. Please note that this program is not a substitute for legal analysis and attorneys must perform their due diligence before advising clients or submitting filings to the court.
- Filing for an Expungement on MDEC
- MDEC Smart Search
- Tracking Number Finder. You can use this tool to search tracking numbers and match them to case numbers.
- Where to get fingerprint reports
- Expungement form (non-conviction)
- Expungement form (conviction)
- General Waiver and Release
- Fee Waiver
- New Expungement Procedure Flowchart
- New Expungement Procedure Video
- How to Look Up Old Cases
Training Materials (click here to access trainings)
- Changes to Expungement Law: Justice Reinvestment Act Training
- Expungement Law – The Basics and Recent Changes in the Law
Shielding is a process separate from but similar to expungement. While MVLS’ practice primarily focuses on expungement, attorneys may want to familiarize themselves with shielding law as well.