Should You Hire An Expungement Attorney?

To best protect your rights and ensure the best possible outcome, the time to hire the lawyer is when you are under investigation or have been arrested. If you didn't hire an attorney for your case, you may want to ask about being assigned a public defender.

If you are way past the opportunity to be represented by a legal professional going into court for the criminal case, and you have already been convicted, all hope is not lost, but it is exceedingly more difficult to obtain an Expungement and highly advisable to hire somebody who knows the law, the professionals on the other side and how to obtain an Expungement.

Attorneys Handle Expungements

Several attorneys throughout the State of Wisconsin handle Expungements. In some cases, your past sentence states that you are eligible for an Expungement upon successful completion of your entire sentence (probation included). You may want to hire someone experienced in obtaining that Expungement and ensuring that your records have been cleared.

If your sentence didn't provide for an Expungement, all hope isn't lost, but acquiring one will be very difficult and practically impossible for you to do on your own. You will need to hire a very good criminal defense lawyer.

For instance, your case may need to be reopened, which requires the knowledge and skills of a criminal trial lawyer who works with Appeals. The case must be Appealed to the next higher Court to be reopened, and that Court must find that there is good reason for reopening the case. Once the case is reopened, and that is a long shot, it then must be argued again in the trial Court.

Times is of the essence

In all criminal cases, post-conviction matters and criminal appeals to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, U. S. District Court of Appeals, Wisconsin State Supreme Court or U. S. Federal Supreme Court, time is of the essence, and courts adhere to their timelines strictly. It is therefore imperative that you take immediate action to contact a well qualified attorney right away. ALL E-MAIL & TEXT MESSAGES ARE PERMANENTLY KEPT BY THE U. S. GOVERNMENT. The National Security Agency (NSA) records all emails and text messages. Conversely, telephone conversations are not recorded; they may know that a conversation took place and how long, but they won’t know the content of the conversation. For those reasons, it is wiser to call an attorney than to send him or her an email or text message.

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What Is An Expungement?

Past criminal record stopping you?

When your 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.

Mandatory Expungements

Mandatory Expungements?

Yes, under Wisconsin law, some Expungements are mandatory, but these conditions MUST be met during sentencing...

Expunge an OWI DUI

Can an OWI DUI be Expunged?

Got an OWI? You will want to talk with a DUI defense attorney. Already convicted of drunk driving? Wondering about Expungement of a DUI conviction?

Expungement Attorney

Do I need an Expungement lawyer?

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.

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Employers see convictions?

Can a potential employer see your criminal record? What about your fellow workers? Who can read your criminal file?

Juvenile criminal records expunged

Juvenile records sealed?

Are juvenile criminal records automatically sealed when the juvenile turns 18? Does that Expunge them? What if the case is tried in adult court rather than juvenile court?

What Is An Expungement?

Closed? Sealed? Erased? Expunged?

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.

Post conviction remedies are processes under the law that may help you after you've been convicted

Post conviction remedies?

Under Wisconsin law, you may have remedies for your conviction in addition to Expungement. In an OWI case, you may be able...

Charges Dismissed

Charges Dismissed!

Expungement or Dismissal? When can you get the charges dismissed?

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Wisconsin Expungement

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.

Wisconsin Municipal Courts

Wisconsin Municipal Courts typically hear cases involving first-offense OWI DUI, traffic, parking, ordinance violations, juvenile matters, underage drinking, and curfew violations.

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Circuit Courts & CCAP

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.

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Wisconsin Appellate Courts

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.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court

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.

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Adult Courts

Adults and some minors' cases are heard in adult courts in the State of Wisconsin.

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Juvenile Courts

Juveniles who are tried for criminal offenses have their cases heard in Juvenile Court unless they are waived into adult court.

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