Having a criminal record can be a nightmare. It can keep you from getting jobs, prevent you from receiving government services, prevent you from entering certain professions and a criminal record can hurt your reputation in your community. Not to mention, you may not want your tech savvy children pulling up your criminal record on the internet to use against you!
Thankfully an Expungement in Maryland is a relatively easy process, if you are eligible. Nearly every week a client will call me frantic because an old drinking citation or marijuana charge was found during a background check for a new job. Sometimes, they were not hired because of their record. Many people believe that old cases “fall off” your record or they think their public defender or defense attorney automatically expunged their record, but the fact is, if you did not fill out Maryland Expungement forms and paid the fee, your case is probably still on your record. Even if the case was dismissed, you were found “not guilty”, it was stetted or you received a probation before judgment (PBJ), the record of you arrest, charges and court record most likely remain in the system.
Do you know if you have a criminal record? Do you know if that old charge was expunged? Are you certain?
The Law Office of David D. Nowak, LLC can run a background check on you and determine whether or not an old charge is still on your record. We offer comprehensive background checks and expungement services at low flat rates and we do all the work. If you would like us to look into your criminal record and see if you are eligible, please contact us.