Criminal / DUI Defense Attorneys

Do I need a Criminal Defense or DUI Defense Lawyer?

When a person has been charged with a criminal offense or a drunken driving offense (known as an OWI in Wisconsin), it may be in their best interest to contact a criminal defense attorney or an OWI DUI defense attorney and seeking to have the charges dismissed. You will likely want to talk with a criminal defense lawyer. Note: criminal defense attorneys also represent people who have been charged with drunk driving offenses, although there are criminal defense attorneys who focus on OWI DUI.

If the charges cannot be dismissed before trial, talk with your criminal defense or drunk driving defense lawyer about other options for dismissal.

Once convicted, charges cannot be dismissed, but you may be able to have your record and conviction expunged.

In some cases, an Expungement Attorney is needed to seek expungement of a prior criminal conviction, while in other cases, an appellate attorney is needed to reopen the case or pursue an appeal of a prior criminal conviction. Expungement attorneys and Appeals attorneys are a select group of professionals with extensive experience in these fields of law.

To contact an attorney who frequently represents people in Expungment cases, please click on the county where your case was originally tried. For expunction or expungement, please refer to Expungement Attorneys; for appellate cases (Appeals), please refer to Appellate Attorneys; for criminal defense, please refer to Criminal Defense Attorneys, and for drunk driving please refer to OWI-DUI.com.

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WISCONSIN 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.

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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.

Charges Dismissed

Charges Dismissed!

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

LAW BOOKS, FORMS & JOBS

Wisconsin Law Books DUI Defense, 8th Edition

Employment, Jobs & Careers

Wisconsin Job Resources

Forms

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, 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.

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.

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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 »