Overview Description

Records relating to an arrest in the District of Columbia on the basis that the person was a fugitive from justice may be sealed by the court once the person has appeared before an official in the other jurisdiction. D.C. Code § 16-803.01.

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Procedure General

The petition must be filed in Superior Court, with service on the prosecutor. If the criteria in section 16-803.01(b)(1) are met, sealing is mandatory; otherwise, it is discretionary. For specific procedure, see D.C. Code §§ 16-803.01 et seq.


No statutory language.


The person need not disclose the arrest in response to any inquiry for any purpose. D.C. Code § 16-803.01.

Waiting Periods

There is no statutory language as to any waiting period.

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