Overview Description

Records relating to a prostitution conviction or an offense listed in section 12.1-41-12(1) which was committed as a direct resulting of being a victim of human trafficking can be sealed by the court. N.D. Cent. Code § 12.1-41-14.

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court of conviction and is governed by uniform post-conviction procedure. For the specific procedure, see N.D. Cent. Code §§ 12.1-41-14, 29-32.1-01 et seq.



Disclosure of the existence or contents of court or prosecutor records is prohibited, unless authorized by court order. N.D. Cent. Code §§ 12.1-41-14, 12-60.1-01.

Waiting Periods

There is no waiting period. The peition must be filed within two years of the date the conviction became final.

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