Overview Description

Records of a prostitution case dismissed following successful completion of pre-adjudication probation may be expunged by the attorney general four years after discharge and dismissal. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 712-1200(4)(c).


Ineligible Category or Citation

See section 853-4 for ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

A written request must be submitted to the Attorney General for an expungement order and the return of fingerprints and photographs. For the specific procedure, see Haw. Rev. Stat. § 831-3.2.

Records that have been expunged pursuant to an attorney general's expungement order can be sealed by the court. Click here for more information.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


The petitioner is treated as not having been arrested and law enforcement records are made confidential. The expungement certificate authorizes the petitioner to say that they have no record regarding the specific arrest, whether or not under oath. Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 831-3.2(b)-(e).

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed four years after discharge and dismissal.

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