Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat. §24-72-706

In Colorado, survivors of human trafficking may apply to have criminal convictions sealed, but not vacated, under Colo. Rev. Stat. §24-72-706. Relief is limited to convictions for prostitution-related crimes and does not disturb or undo the finding of guilt.

The survivor of trafficking must demonstrate that, at the time of the commission of the crime, they were being trafficked by another person and the purpose of that trafficking was the crime committed.

Unfortunately, one must pay filing fees with a petition. Once the court decides that the records should be sealed, the survivor may have to pay additional fees to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to complete the process.

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