N.Y. Crim. Proc. §440.10(1)(i)
In New York, Criminal Procedure Law Section 440.10(1)(i) establishes a way for survivors of human trafficking to petition the court to vacate prior convictions where the offense was a result of sex or labor trafficking or compelling prostitution.
If an arrest did not result in a conviction, or a finding of guilt, the Criminal Procedure Law requires that all records pertaining to the arrest be either destroyed or sealed, so these arrests and cases should not appear on survivors’ criminal records.
Updated Nov 2021
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