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Top-Rated Family Lawyer in Maryland for 2019

Deborah E. Dwyer, Esquire Selected by SuperLawyers® as a Top-Rated Family Lawyer in Maryland for 2019 for the Fifth Consecutive Year Deborah E. Dwyer, Esquire, The Law Offices of Deborah E. Dwyer, with offices in Columbia, Howard County and Baltimore County, Maryland, has been selected for inclusion as a Top-Rated Family Lawyer by SuperLawyers® for […]


Although you were charged with a crime, it does not necessarily follow that you were found guilty. Charges can be disposed of by a dismissal (nolle prosequi), acquittal (not guilty), stet (inactive docket), or probation before judgment (PBJ). These cases remain on the docket until the accused applies to the court to have these charges […]

Legislative Changes

The Maryland Second Chances Act of 2015 increased the situations in which a person may have criminal events on their records expunged. There is also an shielding law that came into effect on October 1, of this year. Contact us at if you need help expunging a prior criminal record. Author: Deborah