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APPLICATION OF HOWARD C.

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APPLICATION OF HOWARD C.

Issue: Should the Court consider two petty theft offenses, for which the applicant was placed on probation without verdict and which were legally expunged, as evidence of a lack of character; alternatively, did this candidate provide convincing evidence of rehabilitation?

Admitted?: Yes.  The majority of the Court did not decide whether the expunged offenses were to be considered in assessing character as it ruled, in the alternative, that the candidate was rehabilitated.

Area of Concern: Criminal Misconduct, Expunged Offenses, Probation Before Judgment.

Citation: 286 Md. 244, 407 A.2d 1124 (1979)