Overview Description

Records relating to an arrest or terminated prosecution for conduct that was a direct result of being a victim of human trafficking can be expunged by the court immediately. D.C. Code § 22-1844.

Ineligible Category or Citation

There are no ineligible offenses.

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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