Spring Grove, PA asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Maryland

Q: I was wondering with the statute code 27-286 am i eligible for an expungement. This happened back in April 25, 1996.

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

A: Yes, these charges can generally now be expunged. There are some variables, as old Article 27, Section 286A, 286B and 286C are all different from Section 286 (without a capital letter attached). Former Article 27, Section 286 has been recodified under Criminal Code 5-602. Both a misdemeanor possession with intent to distribute marijuana and a felony possession with intent to distribute CDS-nonmarijuana, are now subject to expungement even after conviction, once 3 years have passed if a misdemeano, or 7 years if a felony. They were always subject to expungement if you were granted a PBJ.

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