Do You Need a Lawyer to File for Expungement in Maryland?

Expungement is a legal process that enables individuals to clear their criminal records under certain circumstances. In Maryland, you may petition for an expungement if your case is based on an acquittal, a not guilty verdict, or a dismissal. Additionally, if you received Probation Before Judgment (PBJ) or were found guilty of certain nuisance crimes, cannabis possession, or specified crimes under Criminal Procedure Article § 10-110, you may still be eligible for expungement.

Having a criminal record can have long-lasting consequences, affecting various aspects of your life, including employment, housing, and education opportunities. While you may not be required to work with an expungement lawyer to navigate the process, it is in your best interest to retain one, as they can help you navigate the complex legal process. The Law Office of Hillel Traub is here to help you through every step of the expungement process.

What Is Criminal Record Expungement in Maryland?

Expungement refers to the removal or sealing of a person’s criminal record from public view. Eligibility and procedures can vary depending on the nature of the offense, the outcome of the case, and the specific circumstances involved.

Once your petition is approved, any trace of your arrest or conviction will be removed from police records, court records, and the records of other state and government agencies. To ensure you meet specific requirements and potentially convince the court that you are qualified for expungement, contact an experienced Maryland expungement lawyer.

How an Expungement Lawyer Can Help You Seal Your Record

While it is not mandatory to hire a lawyer to file for expungement in Maryland, having legal representation can be highly beneficial. Attorney Hillel Traub has over 30 years of experience and is prepared to navigate the legal process on your behalf.

The following are some of the many benefits of working with an expungement lawyer:

  • Understanding the complex process: Expungement laws are complex, and eligibility requirements vary depending on the specific offense. A lawyer who has focused knowledge in expungement cases will have a deep understanding of your best legal options, ensuring you meet all necessary criteria.
  • Handling all aspects of your case: Our lawyer will evaluate your case, assess your eligibility, and determine the best strategy to pursue expungement. We also help you complete the necessary paperwork and ensure compliance with all relevant procedures.
  • Maximizing success: We increase your chances of a successful expungement. We will present your case persuasively, highlighting the factors that support your petition for expungement. Our fierce advocacy in the courtroom can be invaluable in achieving the desired outcome.
  • Addressing complex situations: If your case involved complex legal issues, such as multiple charges or convictions, or you previously attempted expungement without success, we can navigate these challenges.
  • Saving time and effort: The expungement process is time-consuming and requires meticulous attention to detail. By working with a lawyer, you can save valuable time and effort, as they will handle communication with relevant authorities and represent your interests throughout the process.

Contact a skilled expungement lawyer for peace of mind. We will fight to obtain a clean criminal record on your behalf.

Contact an Expungement Lawyer at The Law Office of Hillel Traub

While it is not mandatory to work with a lawyer for filing an expungement petition in Maryland, seeking legal representation at The Law Office of Hillel Traub can significantly increase your chances of a successful outcome. As a former lawyer for the MVA, Attorney Hillel Traub is prepared to fight for you.

To understand your legal options for expungement, call us today at (410) 580-1100 or fill out our contact form.