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Criminal Procedure - Expungement - Denial of Petition Without Hearing

Sponsored by:

Delegate Sanchez


In the Senate - Third Reading Passed with Amendments (44-0)

Synopsis:Altering a provision of law to authorize, rather than require, a court to hold a hearing on a petition for expungement if the State's Attorney files a timely objection to the petition; authorizing a court to deny a petition for expungement without a hearing if the court finds that the petition is barred as a matter of law; authorizing a certain petitioner to request a hearing within 30 days under certain circumstances; requiring the court to hold a hearing under certain circumstances; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Sanchez and Vallario
Additional Facts:Introduced in a prior session as: HB0374 Session: 2017 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
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Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
State's Attorneys
Statutes:Article - Criminal Procedure

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March 22, 2018 9:56 A.M.