By waiting until after Oct. 1, a Baltimore man was successful in clearing his criminal record of three charges with the help of Kellie Lego, his HPRP pro bono lawyer. “There were three eligible Maryland charges, so we filed for expungement and subsequently received a hearing notice,” Kellie said. “Then I motioned for a postponement because of the new expungement law going into effect last fall that would no longer allow out-of-state convictions to block Maryland charges.” The client had a conviction in Virginia on his record.
“The client had a rough past, but is now part of group that mentors troubled teenagers,” Kellie added. “He’s paying it forward, he’s a changed man, and it really warmed my heart to help him. After the hearing, he thanked me–and gave me a hug!”