Telephone Number: 301-777-5922
Criminal Records are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This office does not perform criminal record checks. Please contact the Maryland State Police Headquarters at 1-888-795-0011.
Maryland Court Help
Free legal help, call 410-260-1392 or visit the Court Help webpage
Open from 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday
Justice System Roadmap
To request an Expungement, you must:
- Complete the Petition for Expungement and the General Waiver and Release, if necessary.
- Cases with a disposition of ACQUITTAL, DISMISSAL, PROBATION BEFORE JUDGMENT, NOLLE PROSEQUI, STET, NOT CRIMINALLY RESPONSIBLE, OR TRANSFER TO JUVENILE DISPOSITION
- Cases with a GUILTY DISPOSITION
- File the Petition and required copies.
- Pay the filing fees.
- For a GUILTY Disposition, the filing fee is $30.00.
- Any other disposition is free to file.
For further information regarding expungements please visit the People's Law Library section on Expungement.
Maryland Judiciary Case Search
You can now search cases from Circuit Court and District Court with Case Search. The records maintained by the Office of the Clerk of Court are available to the public for review. However, the records of juvenile or adoption cases may be restricted.
Please be advised that the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is prohibited by law from rendering legal advice.
Shielding Criminal Records
Provide a letter to the Clerk’s Office requesting a transcript.
The following information will need to be included in the request:
- Case Number
- Presiding Judge
- Date and Time of the Hearing
- Contact information (Name, Address, and Phone Number)
Required documentation for Cash Bond:
Required documentation for Property Bond:
- A copy of the latest tax Assessment
- Copy of the deed (all parties on the deed will need to be present)
If a party is deceased- provide a copy of the death certificate
- Any documentation showing anything that is held against the property i.e. Mortgage and/or liens
Drug Court Programs
Drug Court Division
Circuit Court for Allegany County
30 Washington Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
The Drug Court Division of the Allegany County Circuit Court was established in 2018. The Circuit Court currently operates an Adult Drug Treatment Court. The program is designed to help those battling substance abuse and their related criminal offenses. The Drug Court recognizes that changing addictive behavior requires constant vigilance, motivation, reinforcement and treatment to prevent relapse and promote change. The program operates with a team of agencies working together for service integration and collective treatment planning.
The mission of the Allegany County Adult Drug Treatment Court is to decrease substance abuse and related criminal behavior of non-violent habitual offenders through a comprehensive court-supervised drug treatment program, thereby increasing public safety by helping the participants to lead healthier, productive lives.
Drug Treatment Court (DTC) is a pre-sentence treatment-based program that offers intensive rehabilitation services to criminal defendants whose crimes are driven by their addiction. DTC is a 4-phase, 18 months – 2 years program for adults who have committed non-violent crimes due to their problems with drugs/alcohol and are residents of Allegany County. This program is a team effort that involves the District Court, Circuit Court, State’s Attorney’s Office, Office of the Public Defender, Allegany County Health Department, Allegany County Jail, Division of Parole & Probation and local law enforcement.
Pete Washington, Drug Court Coordinator
Useful Telephone Numbers
|Allegany County District Court||301-723-3100|
|Allegany County Parole & Probation||301-784-8110|
|Allegany County Public Defender's Office||301-777-2142|
|Allegany County State's Attorney's Office||301-777-5962|