Overview Description

Records of a conviction for prostitution or a similar offense under a local ordinance can be vacated by the court at any time if the person's participation in the offense was a result of having been a human trafficking victim. 725 ILCS 5/116-2.1.

Ineligible Category or Citation

This section applies only to convictions pursuant to sections 11-14 or 11-14.2 or a similar local ordinance.

Procedure General

The motion must be filed in court. For the specific procedure, see 725 ILCS 5/116-2.1.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


The conviction is vacated and the court can take such additional action as is appropriate. 725 ILCS 5/116-2.1(c).

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed at any time following entry of a verdict.


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