Glen Burnie, MD asked in Criminal Law for Maryland

Q: Is it possible get a theft misdemeanor case dismiss and sealed for a first time offender?

Two citations were given for a scheduled court date. The basis of the charge is shoplifting.

A court date has not been set yet.

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Yes, it is possible, but hire a lawyer to insure that result.

Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Theft is an offense it can have potential lifelong economic and societal consequences. Although Maryland doesn't recognize a sealing process per se, it might be possible to get the records relating to the incident expunged, depending on the disposition, e.g. a dismissal or a stet.

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