A criminal conviction or arrest record can follow you around for the rest of your life, making it difficult for you to find work, get a loan or even qualify for housing in Baltimore. It can also cause untold damage to your personal reputation should it be discovered by anyone other than those you feel comfortable knowing about it. If you have seen a past criminal action or arrest impede or embarrass you in any way, you may be desperately searching for a way to have it removed from any records associated with you. Yet is this possible?
Maryland officials are considering tougher penalties for driving under the influence.
For a defendant facing criminal charges, the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides the right to a speedy trial. Although there may not be an exact definition of speediness, even the most subjective interpretations would not stand for a ten-year incarceration period without trial. Yet that is the predicament facing one defendant accused of shooting a man in connection with a drug deal.