King George, VA asked in Criminal Law for Maryland

Q: If I wait 18 months of my probation, is not getting a job a good cause of expungement even if the wait is 5-7years?

i already used my pbj. and now im with a 2nd degree assault. the arrest is the problem with the "attempted murder" when i had witnesses. no one will hire me. i dont trust the police now and i dont even trust my lawyer now.

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Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Towson, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: If you received probation before judgment, you can seek a "good cause" early expungement for second degree assault. It is a legitimate and valid reason to get an early expungement if you cannot find work. The decision will be up to the judge.

If you did not receive a PBJ, you cannot get an early expungement. You must wait seven years if it was not a domestic related crime or 15 years if it was a domestic related crime.

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