Records relating to certain offenses can be vacated by the court if the petitioner committed the offense as a direct result of being a victim of human trafficking. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 3019(d).
This provision applies only to convictions under sections 3503, 5503, 5506, 5507, 5902, and offenses for simple possession of a controlled substance. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 3019(d)(1).
The petition must be filed in court and be consented to by the attorney for the Commonwealth. For the specific procedure, see 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 3019.
There is no statutory language regarding fees.
The conviction is vacated and the court strikes the adjudication of guilt and orders the expungement of the criminal proceedings. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 3019(g).
There is no statutory language regarding a waiting period.