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Advocates continue to push for expansion of Md. expungement law

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly will again grapple with the practicality and the implications of allowing individuals to remove non-convictions from their records, with advocates continuing to push for an expansion of the state’s expungement law. Senate Bill 589 and ...

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Md. bill passes allowing prosecutors to vacate ‘unjust’ convictions

Though some “second chance” legislation failed to pass the General Assembly in 2019 despite years of pushes from advocates, a bill to provide a tool to prosecutors to vacate past unjust convictions gained bipartisan support and passed both chambers by the ...

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Partial expungement proposal provokes concerns, opposition

John Morrissey

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Judiciary continues to oppose legislation that would allow for partial expungement of criminal records until courts can be sure their technology and staff will be up to the task. House Bill 13, introduced by Del. Erek Barron, D-Prince ...

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MVLS tracking impact of driver’s license violations on clients

The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service has been taking a closer look at the impact driver’s license violations have on low-income Marylanders’ ability to get their records expunged and whether violations are pushing them into poverty. When an MVLS lawyer assists ...

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