Wisconsin Expungement


A Misdemeanor is a 'crime' for which the punishment is a sentence in jail for less than one (1) year. All other 'crimes' are Felony offenses.

felony expungement prohibited

Under Wisconsin criminal code, only certain Felony convictions may 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).

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.

The prison sentence for a Felony conviction would be served in a State or Federal prison; conversely, the jail sentence for a Misdemeanor conviction would be served in a county jail. In some instances, a prison serving time for a Misdemeanor conviction may be housed in municipal or state facilitaties.

civil liberties

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

The Right To Vote

Does a convicted felon have the right to vote?

Under Wisconsin laws, a convicted felon may not vote until such time that the 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 felons 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 placed on the felon from serving jury duty.

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