Is it possible? In DC, anything's possible. Your friend needs to speak with an attorney, who can resolve the outstanding warrant. Hope this helps.
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Sounds like this matter will stay in Maryland District Court, so its not going to be a high priority. If the defendant fails to appear, a bench warrant will issue, which can act as a detainer in another state, but it is unlikely that Maryland will pay for extradition. An exception might be if the defendant is in DC or nearby VA jurisdiction, where interstate transport is regularized. Most likely the bench warrant will stay outstanding unless the defendant surrenders or is locked up on another...
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YouthAct is a sentencing option the judge has for those 21 or younger. It contains among other provisions a procedure to set aside a conviction after successful completion.
It depends on the jurisdiction. Some states and the Feds provide for expungement, others do not. You need to contact an experience attorney in your jurisdiction.
Always a good idea to retain counsel when facing criminal charges. Sounds particularly important here, where they may also be employment consequences to consider.