Wisconsin Expungement


A felony is any crime for which the punishment is one or more years in prison. Any other crime is a misdemeanor.

felony expungement prohibited

Under the Wisconsin criminal code, a felony conviction may not be expunged.

Wisconsin criminal code

The Wisconsin criminal code consists of all of the criminal laws of the state of Wisconsin, which are enumerated (to mention separately as if in counting; name one by one; specify, as in a list) in the Wisconsin Statutes.

felony classifications

Wisconsin classifies its felony and misdemeanor crimes according to the sentence allowable under the Statute. Felonies are classified as: Class A felony, Class B felony, Class C felony, Class D felony, Class E felony, Class F felony, Class G felony, Class H felony, Class I felony offenses.

Felony Imprisonment

Felonies and misdemeanors are considered criminal charges, but with one major distinction: imprisonment.

A person convicted of a felony will be imprisoned in a state (or federal) prison. With a person convicted of a misdemeanor are almost always imprisoned in a local or county jail.

civil liberties

A felony conviction affects the person's civil liberties - such as the right to vote, the right to bare arms, serve jury duty- and can affect the person's ability to obtain employment and licenses.

The Right To Vote

Does a convicted felon have the right to vote?

A convicted felon may not vote until such time that the complete sentence imposed for the felony has been completed provided no other voting restrictions or felony convictions exist.

The Right to Bear Arms

Does a convicted felon have a right to bear arms (carry a firearm)?

Under both Wisconsin and federal laws, a convicted felon is forever prohibited from carrying or possessing a firearm. 

Jury Duty

Are convicted felony's allowed to serve on a jury?

As with voting rights, a convicted felon cannot serve on a jury until such time that the sentence imposed for the felony conviction is completed provided there are no other outstanding felony convictions or no other restrictions are placed on the felon from serving jury duty.

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