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I am trying to find out if misdemeanor theft can be expunged

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in MD JA: What were the...
I am trying to find out if misdemeanor theft can be expunged in MD
JA: What were the exact charges? Is there an active parole or probation?
Customer: No active parole or probation, it was almost five years ago. Theft less than $100
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, thank you
Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok, thank you
Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 5 months ago

Unfortunately, Maryland will not expunge most misdemeanor convictions, except for the ones in subsection (9) of the expungement statute which, unfortunately, does not include yours or unless you first get your conviction pardoned by your governor.

You can apply for a pardon here. No lawyer is necessary.

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Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.

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