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Clear Convictions, Court Records in Maryland: Blog Spotlight

Find out if that past infraction can be removed from your records.

Annapolis-based criminal attorney and blogger Drew Cochran tackles the topic of "expungement" in his latest blog. Patch file photo
Annapolis-based criminal attorney and blogger Drew Cochran tackles the topic of "expungement" in his latest blog. Patch file photo

“What happens on the Internet stays on the Internet,” writes blogger and attorney Drew Cochran in his latest blog post. “If you've been charged with a crime, this fact should definitely cause you some concern.”

Cochran addresses how easy it is to find charges, convictions and more online but states that some records could be cleared or expunged to essentially remove the public’s access to the information.

“A petition for expungement is not automatically granted and certain records are not subject to erasure,” he writes.

For example, Cochran states you are not eligible to ask for expungement if you were convicted of more than one non-violent crime.

Find out more about clearing online court records in the blog post: Getting Convictions Expunged in Maryland: What You Need To Know.

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