WASHINGTON DC & MD EXPUNGEMENT LAWYERS

Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers in Washington,DC

HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST ME TO EXPUNGE OR SEAL MY RECORD?

How much will this Cost Me? To Expunge my criminal record

So the cost to expunge your record depends on the type of expungement or sealing you are trying to do.  In the District of Columbia there are two types of Sealing motions: 

  • Motion to Seal because you are innocent; or
  • Motion to Seal in the Interest of Justice.

A motion to seal pursuant to actual innocence usually cost between $800.00 to $1200.00.   A motion to seal pursuant to the interest of justice is between $1200.00 to $1500.     The cost to expunge a matter in the State of Maryland is significantly cheaper – no more than a few hundred dollars

 

CAN I FILE MY OWN SEALING OR EXPUNGEMENT?

Yes you absolutely can seal or expunge your own criminal record in the District of Columbia or Maryland.    You can find samples of motion to seal in the District of Columbia online.   You can also reach out to the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.  For expunging matters in Maryland you should be able to find the forms online.  

SO WHY SHOULD I HIRE A LAWYER TO SEAL OR EXPUNGE MY MATTER IF I CAN DO IT MYSELF?

Its all about comfort level and time.  If you research the law D.C. Code 16-801 etc. you can lay out your motion.   Its kind of like putting brakes on your car.   You can watch youtube and figure it out but if you want it done right you hire a mechanic.  

HOW DO I HIRE YOUR FIRM TO HANDLE MY SEALING OR EXPUNGEMENT?

We make the process simple.  All you have to do is fill out this form by clicking here.   After you fill out the form we will send you an engagement letter for legal services.  Once payment is made we usually file your motion within 24 hours.  

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