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Expungement

Serving Montgomery County and the Surrounding Maryland Communities

Expungement

In order to have all of your arrest, police and/or court records destroyed and/or taken off the Maryland Case Search, the online public database, a Petition for Expungement must be filed for applicable matters. In regard to Domestic Violence or Protective Orders, the Petition would be to Seal those records.

Because employers and others have access to the public, online Court database, it is important that you Expunge and/or Seal any legal cases or matters that are eligible in order to protect your privacy and reputation. Once a legal matter is Expunged or Sealed, it would be improper for anyone, including the Government, to use that matter against you in any future legal matter.

Most matters where you have been found not guilty or that have been dismissed, entered Nolle Prosequi or Stet should be eligible for Expungement. And the law is ever changing to allow for additional matters to be Expunged including a limited number of misdemeanor criminal convictions as well.

Some cases are immediately eligible for Expungement while other matters may have to wait for up to three (3) years before being eligible. For good cause, however, a request can be made for a Judge to consider allowing a petition to be filed earlier on reasonable grounds such as loss of employment are clearly and sufficiently documented.

Because of limited staff being assigned to these Petitions in the Court, it can take approximately three (3) to six (6) months for the petition to be ruled upon and/or granted. Usually a hearing is not necessary unless the Petition is opposed by the State which can happen for a variety or reasons.

Our firm has the experience to properly review your record, cases and situation to determine whether one of more of your legal matters may be eligible for Expungement or Sealing. If eligible, we can prepare the proper Petition and other documentation required for your signature and file all documentation on your behalf for a minimal legal fee.

The Law Offices of Stephen F. Allen, P.C. has been providing quality legal representation at affordable prices for over 30 years throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia in such areas as criminal/traffic defense, automobile/personal injury accidents and many other legal matters.


Call our Office for a free and informative consultation with one of our lawyers who will review your case and explain all of your options so that you can make the best decisions in how to proceed with the defense of your matter.

There is nothing to lose and everything to gain. Call us now - (301)987-2002.

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Additional Practice Areas

Handling all matters in all Maryland Counties and the District of Columbia

Protective/Domestic Violence


In a Protective or Domestic Violence claim, a Petition is filed by the person asserting they have been wronged.
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Expungement


When a court-ordered process in which the legal record of an arrest or a criminal conviction is "sealed," or erased in the eyes of the law.

General Civil Litigation

Two parties are embroiled in a legal dispute seeking money or other specific legal performance rather than criminal sanctions, a civil litigation is the result. This must then be decided by a judge or jury trial.

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