Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–421. Administrative petitions and civil claims.

Any person unjustly convicted of and subsequently imprisoned for a felony offense contained in the District of Columbia Official Code may:

(1) Present a claim for damages against the District of Columbia; or

(2) Petition the District of Columbia for compensation as provided under this subchapter.


(Mar. 5, 1981, D.C. Law 3-143, § 2, 27 DCR 4656; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 1012(a), 64 DCR 7652.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1221.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-422.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1012(a) of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1012(a) of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).