Records relating to eligible misdemeanor or felony convictions may be sealed by the court eight years after sentence completion, or sooner if the prosecutor waives the waiting period, so long as the person does not have a disqualifying arrest or conviction. D.C. Code §§ 16-803(c), (e), 16-801(5)–(9).
Ineligible Category or Citation
See subsections (8) and (9) for ineligible offenses. D.C. Code §§ 16-801(8), (9).
The petition must be filed in Superior Court, with service on the prosecutor. For specific procedure, see D.C. Code § 16-803 et seq.
No statutory language.
The person need not disclose the arrest in response to any inquiry except when directly questioned for jury service or in an application to an entity specified in D.C. Code §§ 16-803(m), 16-801(11).
The petition may be filed eight years after sentence completion, or sooner if the prosecutor waives the waiting period.