Expungement is the process of removing a criminal record from public availability. In Maryland, criminal records can be located with the police, the Motor Vehicle Administration or in court files. Records may be held by multiple agencies and no single process removes these files from all agencies.
The term "white collar crime" is used as a general description for nonviolent criminal activity involving the use of fraud or deceit for financial gain. In Maryland there are a number of federal and state crimes that fall into the category of white collar crimes. This blog will examine some of the more well-known examples of white collar crime.
Being arrested and charged with drug possession or trafficking can have life-changing consequences for a Maryland resident. But there are a number of ways to fight for dismissal or reduction of the charges.
In controversial or high-profile cases involving violent crimes or allegations of wrongdoing by a public official, a Maryland prosecutor may choose not to make the charging decision alone, but instead to convene a grand jury to determine whether the individual should be indicted.