The term "criminal records" is misleading. The better term is "public records." Criminal records are court records that include a person's past misdemeanor and felony convictions.
In Wisconsin, the public has access to CCAP, which shares with the world private matters probate, adoptions and other family law matters in addition to criminal records.
The Wisconsin Circuit Court records can be accessed via the Internet.
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When a criminal record is expunged, it will no longer appear on CCAP.
CCAP - Wisconsin Circuit Court Access Program
Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (WCCA)
Access to the Public Records of the Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP)
This website (WCCA) provides access to certain public records of the circuit courts of Wisconsin. The information displayed is an exact copy of the case information entered into the Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP) case management system by court staff in the counties where the case files are located. The court record summaries viewed here are all public records under Wisconsin open records law.
Wisconsin Open Records Rules
Circuit Court Records
Supreme Court Records
Circuit Court Rules By County
Criminal Code & Laws of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Criminal Code
Wisconsin Circuit Courts
Wisconsin Supreme Court