Maryland expungement for DUIAn Maryland expungement is the removal of certain records from public view or inspection. If you are allowed a Maryland expungement of criminal records this means your police files, court files, and Motor Vehicle Administration files may be removed for certain crimes. Unfortunately, the Maryland expungement process only expunges certain arrest records; there is no expungement process to eliminate all of your criminal information from all agencies.
Who cannot have their criminal records expunged?Unfortunately, there are many circumstances when charges cannot be expunged, including the following:
- If you are charged, convicted and found guilty of a crime the case cannot be discharged (except for certain nuisance crimes under Criminal Procedure §10-105(a)(9)).
- If you received a probation before judgment, a nolle prosequi, a stet, an unconditional pardon or conviction or finding of not criminally responsible of a specified public nuisance crime, and subsequently convicted of another crime or are a defendant in a pending criminal proceeding.
- A civil case, unless the court charges you with a civil offense instead of a criminal charge.
- You received a disposition of probation before judgment or guilty for a violation of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) (Transportation Article §21-902, Criminal Law Article §2-503, 2-504, 2-505, or 2-506, or former Article 27 §388A or §388B).
- If you have been charged with multiple charges and one of the charges in the unit cannot be expunged.
- If you have been charged and convicted of a crime as a juvenile. Your juvenile records cannot be expunged, although they should be sealed and not allowed for public viewing.