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Lawyers guide Baltimore residents in leaving some criminal records behind

In Maryland, convictions for some civil citations, nuisance crimes and marijuana possession are eligible for expungement. Other convictions, such as public intoxication, prostitution, theft and trespassing, require a 10- to 15-year waiting period. Even cases that result in dismissals or acquittals can linger on a criminal record and require going through the expungement process in order to be removed.

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Bill could make Maryland police discipline records public

Maryland legislators have introduced a bill that could allow public access to police officers’ disciplinary records.

HB0120, the reintroduction of Anton’s Law, sponsored by Del. Gabriel Acevero, D-Montgomery and Del. Erek L. Barron, D-Prince George’s, aims to increase the transparency associated with police misconduct investigations, allowing the public to better understand how complaints against police are carried out.

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