Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–423. Damages.

Upon a finding by the judge of unjust imprisonment in accordance with the standards set by § 2-422(a), the judge may award damages. Punitive damages may not be awarded.


(Mar. 5, 1981, D.C. Law 3-143, § 4, 27 DCR 4656; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 1012(c), 64 DCR 7652.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1223.

Emergency Legislation

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