Overview Description

A delinquency adjudication that resulted from being a victim of human trafficking can be vacated, and the related records can be sealed, once the person completes a trafficked persons program. Tex. Fam. Code Ann. §54.04012.

Ineligible Category or Citation

There are no ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The court may order the sealing of case records in the manner provided by Family Code Chapter 58, Subchapter C-1. For the specific procedure, see Tex. Fam. Code Ann. §§ 54.04012 and 58.251, et seq.


There is no statutory language on fees.


On entry of the sealing order, all adjudications relating to the person are vacated and the proceedings are dismissed and treated for all purposes as though the proceedings had never occurred. Tex. Fam. Code Ann. § 58.258(c).

For further information on effect of sealing, see Tex. Fam. Code Ann. §§ 58.259, 58.261.

Waiting Periods

There is no waiting period.

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