Category Archives: expungement

Baltimore Prosecutor Files Rare Petition to Erase Cannabis Convictions

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s top prosecutor has filed a rarely used legal petition intended to vacate 3,778 convictions for cannabis possession, arguing an extraordinary legal strategy is necessary to “right an extraordinary wrong.” In a highly unusual “Maryland v. Maryland” filing in state court, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby used a petition called “writ of error […]

Brooklyn DA’s Plan Could Erase Thousands of Cannabis Convictions

In an announcement that could bring criminal justice relief to thousands of New Yorkers, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said on Friday that his office will allow nearly 20,000 low-level cannabis convictions to be wiped away. Gonzalez and his counterpart in Manhattan announced earlier this year that they would decline to prosecute most cases involving […]