A few moments of bad choices can result in a lifetime of bad outcomes when a minor mistake results in a permanent devastating mark on a person's public record. That mark, as you are probably more than aware, can prevent you from obtaining a certain job, getting a loan, or getting or even keeping your security clearance. Wisconsin criminal records are open to the public. When that past criminal record is affecting your life and preventing you from achieving your goals, it is time to take action - it is time to seek an Expungement.

How Is A Criminal Record Erased?

A prior criminal record may be able to be erased through a process called "Expungement" or "Expunction". Sometimes referred to as sealing a criminal record, erasing a record, expunction or Expungement, the process results in the removal of a criminal record from public review. Read more at What is an Expungement.

Can Employers View Criminal Records?

Under Wisconsin open record laws, civil and criminal records of adults can be made available for public inspection with very few exceptions. See criminal records and Wisconsin Open Records laws.

When accessing CCAP, employers must agree not to use the information they find there against employees and candidates for employment. Nevertheless, they can read it.

Aren't Expungements Mandatory?

For information about criminal convictions for which Wisconsin law mandates a Court to provide Expungement orders in the Court's sentencing order, please review Mandatory Expungement Crimes.

Can both Misdemeanor & Felony Convictions Be Expunged?

For information about Felony convictions which may be Expunged, please refer to Felony Convictions Expunged.

For information about Misdemeanor convictions which may be Expunged, please refer to Misdemeanors Expunged.

Are Juvenile Records Automatically Expunged? Sealed?

No, all juvenile cases are not automatically sealed, nor are they automatically expunged. See juvenile court.

If A Case Is Tried In Adult Court, Can It Be Expunged?

Some convictions from 'adult' Court can be expunged. See expungement, adult court, and juvenile court.


Wisconsin Expungemend Attorneys

If you were previously convicted of a crime and seek to have your criminal record expunged, please contact a Wisconsin Expungement Attorney for legal advice.

As with any legal matter, there are many factors that must be considered before a single "yes" or "no" response can be given by your lawyer to the question of whether you can get your criminal record expunged. For sound legal advice about your criminal record, please contact an attorney.

Wisconsin Criminal Attorneys

If you (or someone you care about) have been charged with a criminal offense, but the case has not yet been adjudicated, it is very wise to contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Wisconsin Drunk Driving Lawyers

Laws governing drunk driving are complex. They involve operating a motor vehicle while impaired, intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol, a drug or other agent that impairs one's ability to drive safely. If you have been arrested for an OWI, DUI or DWI, please refer to OWI-DUI.com.

Wisconsin Criminal Appeals

Appeals ask a higher court to review a low court's application of law to a case, procedure, ruling or decision. A criminal appeal in Wisconsin is a legal process through which a convicted person asks the Wisconsin Court of Appeals or the Wisconsin Supreme Court to review a lower court's verdict, sentence or both. Wisconsin law protects a convicted person's right to appeal. See Wisconsin Criminal Appeals or Wisconsin Criminal Appeals Attorneys.

Wisconsin Post-conviction Actions

A person who is convicted of a criminal offense in the state of Wisconsin, and wishes to appeal the trial court's verdict or the sentence imposed by that court must first exhause post-conviction remedies. Post-conviction actions addressed to the trial court are complex, and best handled by an attorney with experience in handling such matters. See Post-conviction


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