I've received varying answers and I'm looking for clarification from someone experienced in this area. I have a PBJ on my record. I successfully complied with and completed my PBJ. Regarding expungement, I do understand the requirement is 3 years for non-DUI related matters. My charge was misdemeanor theft. My original court date was in May 2011. My PBJ was completed and discharged in September 2012. Is the 3 years counted from the original court date OR the date of completion/discharge? Thank you in advance for any light you can shed on this matter.
It sounds like you should have an attorney review your entire record. The DUI is not subject to expungment.
You're asking a specific question in a matter when we don't have the record. Go to a dui attorney for a free consultation.
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The theft PBJ can be expunged three years from the entry of the PBJ so long as your probation is completed. You are eligible now.
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If you received your theft PBJ in May of 2011 and you've successfully completed the terms of your probation, your theft PBJ would be eligible for expungement 3 years from May of 2011, which according to my calculation would be May of 2014.
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The law indicates 3 years from completion, but some judges will consider a motion for early petition.
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You can prepare and file the expungement in any district court in maryland. http://www.courts.state.md.us/courtforms/joint/ccdccr072.pdf
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