Expungements

If you have been charged of a crime in Maryland, you could face many stumbling blocks as you try to get your life back on track. A charge on your record makes it difficult for you to get certain jobs or obtain a loan from the bank. It stays on your permanent record unless you take steps to wipe your record clean.

You need an attorney with post-trial experience by your side. At The Law Office of Matthew E. Bennett, our lawyer has been practicing criminal law for nearly 19 years. He can help you get your criminal record expunged so that you can move forward with your life. Contact our Silver Spring law firm at 301-587-3942 to speak directly with our attorney.

Montgomery County Lawyer Helping Individuals Obtain a Sealed Record

You can clear your criminal record for certain felonies and misdemeanors by means of expungement. To have your record sealed in Maryland, you must file a petition that meets one of the following statutory requirements:

  • You were acquitted
  • The charges were dismissed
  • A probation before judgment has been entered
  • A nolle prosequi has been entered
  • The criminal charge has been marked stet
  • A charge of assault has been dismissed pretrial
  • The case was transferred to juvenile court
  • You have been convicted of only one criminal act that is not a crime of violence and that has been fully pardoned by the governor

Certain criminal acts, such as a DUI or a domestic violence offense, make you ineligible for expungement. Matthew E. Bennett will meet with you to discuss your situation to see if expungement is an option for you. Our attorney will review your expungement petition with you to make sure that it conforms to the statutory requirements and will not be denied.

Contact Our Law Firm Today

If you think you may be eligible for expungement, contact our Silver Spring law office at 301-587-3942 for a free initial consultation. You will speak directly with attorney Matthew E. Bennett. Se habla español.