Limitations to expungement

Unless provided by statutory law, an Expungement is not a right; it is a respectful request made to a Wisconsin Court asking the court to erase a previous conviction after it was adjudicated, and the court determined guilt. Judges seek justice and the truth the first time around, but an Expungement literally asks the Court to reverse itself.

felony limitations

Wisconsin law has changed with regard to Expungements. Certain Felony offenses may be Expunged. Please refer to Wisconsin Expungement Laws.

juvenile court limitations

Wisconsin law does not require that the person was originally convicted by a juvenile court (rather than an adult court). At the same time, having been tried in a juvenile court is no assurance that the criminal conviction will be expunged.

age limitation

Wisconsin law requires that a person was under the age of 25 years at the time that the crime was committed.

no harm to society

The court must find that the Expunction will not harm society.

benefit convicted person

The court must also find the Expungement will benefit the person receiving it. This can usually be shown by the gainful employment that may be possible if the criminal record did not show a conviction for a crime.

court ordered expungement

Often times, a Wisconsin Court will order an Expungement at the time that it orders the sentence so that the record can more easily be expunged upon successful completion of the sentence. Every court will require successful completion of its orders.


Although there may be exceptions, the Expungement must be ordered by the court that originally tried the case, and if possible by the judge who originally presided over the case.

original jurisdiction

Another factor that can be taken into consideration during a petition for Expungement is a question of jurisdiction. An attorney will need to discuss this matter with you during the process of pursuing the Expungement.


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.


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.

Charges Dismissed

Charges Dismissed!

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


Wisconsin Law Books DUI Defense, 8th Edition

Employment, Jobs & Careers

Wisconsin Job Resources


Wisconsin Expungement Petition

Open Records Laws

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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,IWC Replica Watches 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.

Municipal Courts ?

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.

Circuit Courts ?

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. IWC Portuguese Replica Watches

Appellate Courts ?

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.

Supreme Court ?

Adult Courts

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

Adult Courts ?

Juvenile Courts

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

Juvenile Courts ?