Overview Description

A delinquency adjudication that resulted from being a victim of human trafficking can be vacated, and the related court records can be expunged, after the person reaches 18 years of age. S.D. Codified Laws § 26-7A-115.1.

Ineligible Category or Citation

There are no ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

A petition must be filed with the court. S.D. Codified Laws § 26-7A-115.1.


There is no statutory language on fees.


The court record is expunged and the underlying delinquency proceeding is vacated. S.D. Codified Laws § 26-7A-115.1.

Waiting Periods

The petition may be filed once the person reaches 18 years of age.

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