Experienced Baltimore criminal defense lawyers have been asked the question over and over. It is probably in the 10 ten, maybe the top 5, questions I get.
Do I have to put an expunged charge on a job application?
Most applications asked if you’ve ever been convicted of something. By definition, with some newly created, notable exceptions after a lengthy wait, one cannot expunge a conviction. However, some may ask you to disclose arrests or charges. I point my clients to 10-109 of the Criminal Procedure article.
That section states that disclosure of expunged information cannot be required in a job interview or on an application.
The section also provides that a person need to refer to an expunged records when being asked about a criminal charge that did not result in a conviction.