Statute

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 712-1209.6(1)

Hawaii provides relief for anyone convicted of a prostitution offense, regardless of whether the offense resulted from human trafficking. In 2019, Hawaii changed its law.  Previously, only survivors of human trafficking could petition to vacate prostitution offenses. Now, anyone can file a motion to vacate a prostitution conviction if they have not been subsequently convicted of any offense under the Hawaii Penal Code within three years after the date of the original conviction.

Hawaii does not allow survivors to vacate any other offenses, even if the offenses occurred as a result of trafficking.

 

Updated Jan 2020

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