2017 Maryland Code
Criminal Procedure
Title 10 - Criminal Records
Subtitle 1 - Expungement of Police and Court Records
§ 10-102. Scope

  • (a) In general. -- A police record or a court record is subject to expungement under this subtitle.
  • (b) Record before July 1, 1975. --
    • (1) A court record or a police record that existed before July 1, 1975, and is still maintained, may be expunged under this subtitle.
    • (2) A person who is entitled to the expungement of a court record or a police record that existed before July 1, 1975, may use the procedures for expungement provided under this subtitle.
    • (3) The limitation periods provided in ยง 10-105 of this subtitle begin when the person becomes entitled to expungement of a court record or a police record that existed before July 1, 1975.
    • (4) The custodian of court records or police records that were made before July 1, 1975, and that may be expunged under this subtitle:
      • (i) shall make a reasonable search for a record requested for expungement; but
      • (ii) need not expunge a court record or a police record that is not found after a reasonable search.
  • (c) Exclusions. -- This subtitle does not apply to:
    • (1) a record about a minor traffic violation;
    • (2) the published opinion of a court;
    • (3) a cash receipt or disbursement record that is necessary for audit purposes;
    • (4) a transcript of court proceedings made by a court reporter in a multiple defendant case;
    • (5) an investigatory file; or
    • (6) a record of the work product of a law enforcement unit that is used solely for police investigation.
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