Overview Description

Records relating to a conviction that resulted from being a victim of human trafficking can be expunged by the court immediately. D.C. Code § 22-1844.

Ineligible Category or Citation

D.C. Code § 22-1831(5B).

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in Superior Court, with service on the prosecutor. For specific procedure, see D.C. Code §§ 22-1844, 1846.


There is no statutory language on fees.


The person is restored to the status they had before being arrested and need not disclose the arrest in response to any inquiry for any purpose. D.C. Code § 22-1846(i).

Waiting Periods

There is no waiting period.

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