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I want to expunge a Probation before Judgement that happened 5 years ago in Maryland

Bethesda, MD |

The petition for expungement form 4-504.1. asks for case and tracking number. The District Court has both but the Circut Court only has a case number. The case was setteled in Circuit Court with a PBJ. Which case number should i use on form?

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File in the Circuit Court and use the Circuit Court case number. You will be fine leaving the tracking number blank. If you have any questions, contact an attorney or contact the Clerk.

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File in the Circuit Court with the Circuit Court case number. . The expungement of the Circuit Court case will result in the expungement of the District Court case which went to the Circuit Court.


You may wish to ask your original lawyer or another lawyer to prepare your expungement application, to help assure it is done correctly. Such preparation should not take much time.

Expungement is not available for DUI and DWI PBJ's. All the best. Jon

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The tracking number should be available in both the district and circuit court files. Remember that case search is not the official file. Additional information about expungement is available at

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