How New Maryland Laws Allow For Second Chances | WYPR

How New Maryland Laws Allow For Second Chances

Oct 16, 2015

  

A few weeks ago we looked at a new set of laws that went into effect in Maryland that would allow certain misdemeanors, as well as crimes that are no longer criminalized to be shielded from public view, or in some cases expunged. The law could impact tens of thousands of people who’ve been charged with or done jail time for these types of crimes. As Sheilah Kast reported last month, carrying a criminal record can adversely affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life, such as employment and housing and the right to vote. Last month, Sheilah introduced us to Danielle, whose police record has made her search for work a struggle. Danielle hopes getting her record expunged changes that.

For more information regarding getting your record expunged visit these links:

Job Opportunities Task Force

Maryland Courts

Expunge Maryland