According to Maryland law, Criminal Procedure §10-109:
"Disclosure of expunged information about civil citations and criminal charges in an application, interview, or other means may not be required of a person who applies for employment, etc.A person need not refer to or give information concerning an expunged charge when answering a question concerning a criminal charge or civil citation that did not result in a conviction or that the Governor pardoned.Refusal by a person to disclose information about criminal charges or civil citations that have been expunged may not be the sole reason for refusal to hire the person."
i tried to join the military and my charges are expunged I told the recruiter about the expunged charges and he said I would not be eligibile to join.
Military recruiters are not governed by state law. Maryland law enforcement agencies are, but they can usually find expunged convictions.
There is no such thing as expunged, closed, sealed records where federal government security and background investigations are concerned. If you don't disclose, the government will later discover the facts, and you could be prosecuted for a fraudulent enlistment.
As Attorney Hall pointed out--MD law cannot be enforced against Federal agencies/branches/actors. i.e the MD law does not apply to the federal government.
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