Statute

Neb. Rev. St. §29-3005

Nebraska law allows survivors to petition to set aside, or void, convictions for any offense “committed as a direct result of, or proximately caused by” having been trafficked. For prostitution offenses, survivors must either show that the offense occurred while they were a victim of trafficking or that the offense was proximately caused by their victimization.  For all other offenses, survivors must show a direct result or proximate cause between the offense and the trafficking they experienced.

Survivors may provide official documentation to create a rebuttable presumption of trafficking, but it is not required. In addition to the official document, Nebraska law contemplates many other sources of evidence, including internet listings, affidavits from family members or witnesses, or phone/email records.

Setting aside a conviction nullifies the conviction and removes all civil disabilities and disqualifications the conviction may have imposed.

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