Under Wisconsin law, some Expungements are mandatory. Have you met the conditions during sentencing?
In some cases, Expungement Attorneys, Criminal Defense Lawyers or OWI DUI Attorneys are needed, while in other cases, an appellate attorney is needed to reopen the case or pursue an appeal of a prior criminal conviction.
What is erased? See If Expunged. Erasing a criminal record, called 'Expungement' or 'Expunction' results in removing information from public view, such as on CCAP, also called sealing a criminal record. See also Expungement process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Find out if you should seek an Expungement of your criminal record: Take The Expungement Test
Wisconsin Municipal Courts typically hear cases involving first-offense OWI DUI, traffic, parking, ordinance violations, juvenile matters, underage drinking, and curfew violations.
Wisconsin Circuit Courts are trial courts divided into branches. Most counties have one branch, some share judges. Most criminal cases, 2nd and more serious drunken driving cases and civil suits are heard in Circuit Courts. CCAP is the public access to criminal, civil and other Court records.
Wisconsin Courts of Appeals are intermediate Courts to which cases are appealed. Criminal cases can be appealed by the Defendant or the District Attorney's office. The Appellate Courts are located in Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha and Wausau.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is the highest Court in the state. The Supreme Court has jurisdiction over appeals from lower Courts and other matters, as well as regulating and adminstrating the practice of law in Wisconsin.
Adults and some minors' cases are heard in adult courts in the State of Wisconsin.
Juveniles who are tried for criminal offenses have their cases heard in Juvenile Court unless they are waived into adult court.