Overview Description

Records of a prostitution-related offense that resulted from the person being a victim of human trafficking can be expunged by the court. 22 Okl. St. § 19c.

Ineligible Category or Citation

This statute applies only to prostitution-related offenses. 22 Okl. St. § 19c.

Procedure General

The court can enter an expungement order on its own motion. Otherwise, the petition must be filed in the district court where the arrest information is located. For the specific procedure, 22 Okl. St. §§ 19c and 19.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The expunged records are sealed to the public but not for law enforcement purposes. 22 Okl. St. § 19c. The person and criminal justice agencies can reply to inquiries that no official action against the person occurred and need not disclose any information in the sealed record. Employers, educational institutions, and other cannot require an applicant to disclose a sealed record, and the applicant can answer that no such action ever occurred. After 10 years, a sealed record can be obliterated or destroyed. 22 Okl. St. §§ 19(D)-(M).

Waiting Periods

There is no statutory language regarding a waiting period.

 

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