Overview Description

Records relating to a prostitution conviction can be vacated by the court if the person committed the offense under duress as a victim of human trafficking. Md. Code Ann., Crim. Proc. § 8-302.

Ineligible Category or Citation

This provision applies only to prostitution offenses committed under duress.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in court. For the specific procedure, see Md. Code Ann., Crim. Proc. § 8-302.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The court can vacate the conviction, modify the sentence, or grant a new trial. Md. Code Ann., Crim. Proc. § 8-302(d).

Waiting Periods

The petition must be filed within a reasonable time after the conviction.

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