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Notice: Unit Charge Removals
Maryland Code, Criminal Procedure, Article, §10-107 defines two or more criminal or incarcerable traffic charges arising from the same incident, transaction, or set of facts as a “unit.” Any charges for minor traffic violations that arise from the same incident, transaction, or set of facts are not part of the “unit.”
If a defendant’s case consists of unit charges and non-unit charges, and each unit charge is eligible for expungement, the court could order that one or all of the unit charges be expunged. If so ordered, the court must remove all relevant court records from public inspection, thereby charges may appear to be missing from the sequential list of charges assessed to a case (e.g., after removal of the unit charges, the charges may display as 1, 4, and 5). Charges missing from cases are deliberate and reflect the court’s unit charge removal.
Statute CP §10-107 and Court of Special Appeals Case No. 2182, September Term, 2018